Current news

Journal of Fluorine Chemistry highly cited paper (see Group News)

2016 RSC Tilden Prize (see Group News)

2016 Tetrahedron Chair (see Group News) More: BOSS XV

Postdoctoral Positions

If you are keen to work in the Gouverneur group and wish to apply for EU-funded Fellowships (or any other scholarships for which you are eligible), please contact Professor V. Gouverneur by email with an attached CV.


We have four studentships available for October 2017. Please contact Professor V. Gouverneur by email with an attached CV. For additional opportunities, please visit SBM CDT, ONBI CDT and SABS CDT [click on logos].

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Oxford Cancer Imaging Centre/Programme 1: Chemistry

Prof. V. Gouverneur is the Coordinator of the EU funded project RADIOMI (FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN) and PI for ISOTOPICS (H2020) - Jobs available.

Welcome to the Gouverneur Group, University of Oxford

Revolutionizing Medical Imaging with Fluorination: discover the outstanding contribution Prof. Véronique Gouverneur at the University of Oxford, has made to this field.

Congratulations to Veronique on being selected as one of the International Visiting Research Scholars by the Peter Wall Institute of Advances Studies

Tetrahedron Chair 2016:

Fluorine Chemistry lecture slides available online

Recent publications:

Synthesis, characterization, thermal and surface properties of co- and terpolymers based on fluorinated a-methylstyrenes and styrene
J. Walkowiak-Kulikowska,  A. Szwajca,  V. Gouverneur  and  B. Ameduri 
Polymer Chemistry 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01529A (Accepted)

De-Risking the Cu-Mediated 18F-Fluorination of Heterocyclic PET Radioligands
N. Taylor, E. Emer, S. Preshlock, M. Schedler, M. Tredwell, S. Verhoog, J. Mercier, C. Genicot, and V. Gouverneur
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b03131 (Accepted)

Synthesis and Reactivity of 18F-Labeled α,α-Difluoro-α-Aryloxyacetic Acids
T. Khotavivattana, S. Calderwood, S. Verhoog, L. Pfeifer, S. Preshlock, N. Vasdev, T. Collier, V. Gouverneur
Org. Lett. 2017, 19 (3), 568-571

The Dual Role of Thiourea in the Thiotrifluoromethylation of Alkenes
P. Ricci, T. Khotavivattana, L. Pfeifer, M. Médebielle, J. R. Morphy, V. Gouverneur
Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 1195-1199