Professor Véronique Gouverneur
Véronique Gouverneur secured a PhD in chemistry at the Université Catholique de Louvain (LLN, Belgium), under the supervision of Prof. L.Ghosez. In 1992, she moved to a postdoctoral position with Prof. R. Lerner at the Scripps Research Institute (California, USA). She then accepted a position of Maîre 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 Prof. J-M. Lehn during this period. She started her independent research career as a member of the chemistry faculty at the University of Oxford in 1998. Her research aims at developing new approaches to address long-standing problems in the synthesis of fluorinated analogues of natural products, pharmaceutical drugs and molecular [18F]labelled probes for PET imaging. Since her appointment in Oxford, she holds a tutorial fellowship at Merton College Oxford where she teaches organic chemistry. She is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford since 2008 and her research, published in > 160 peer-reviewed publications and presented by invitation at > 120 (inter)national conferences, was recognised by numerous awards. She was the Blaise Pascal Chair (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris/Commissariat d’ Energie Atomique de Saclay/Paris Sud) (2012-2014) and is currently holding a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2013-2018), Tetrahedron Chair 2016 and RSC Tilden Prize 2016.