2019 Organic Stereochemistry Award Winner


Professor Véronique Gouverneur

Professor Véronique Gouverneur

University of Oxford

 

Awarded for creative work in stereoselective fluorine chemistry and asymmetric catalytic fluorination with metal alkali fluorides.

 


About the Winner


Véronique Gouverneur secured a PhD in chemistry at the Université Catholique de Louvain (LLN, Belgium), under the supervision of Professor L Ghosez. In 1992, she moved to a postdoctoral position with Professor R Lerner at the Scripps Research Institute (California, USA). From 1994 until 1998, she was Maître de Conférence at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France). She worked with Dr C Mioskowski and was Associate Member of the ISIS Institute directed by Professor J-M Lehn during this period. Véronique started her independent academic career at the University of Oxford in 1998 in the Chemistry Faculty and was promoted to Professor of Chemistry in 2008. Since her appointment in Oxford, she holds a tutorial fellowship at Merton College Oxford where she teaches organic chemistry.

Her research aims at developing new approaches to address long-standing problems in the synthesis of fluorinated molecules including pharmaceutical drugs and probes for imaging (Positron Emission Tomography). This work reported in >200 peer-reviewed publications and patents has been rewarded by numerous distinctions, more recently the ACS Award for Creative work in Fluorine Chemistry 2015, the RSC Tilden Prize 2016, the Tetrahedron Chair 2016, and the Prelog Medal 2019.  

She is currently coordinating the European ITN project FLUDD (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016), and holder of an ERC Advanced Grant (2019-2023). She is also serving as the Chair of the journal Chemical Communications published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. 


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