Group Members

David Ascough read for his MChem at Merton College, completing his Part II in the group on the synthesis of a novel PET tracer. He is now reading for a DPhil in Synthesis for Biology and Medicine – Centre for Doctoral Training (SBM CDT) at Wadham College, choosing to complete his substantial research project as a computational collaboration with the Paton Group. He has also worked in the groups of Paul Beer (Oxford) and Stephen Hashmi (Heidelberg). In his free time, David enjoys teaching, holding a lectureship at Merton College; photography and walking in the countryside.
Osman Tack was a summer intern prior to commencing his Part II with the group in September 2014. His Part II project explored new fluorinating methods using small molecule Hydrogen-bond donors. In his spare time Osman is a concert pianist, giving regular recitals, and he frequently accompanies a variety of musicians. He also enjoys teaching piano and violin.