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

Recent publications:

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, (Accepted)

Bridging the gaps in 18F PET tracer development
M. G. Campbell, J. Mercier, C. Genicot, V. Gouverneur, J. M. Hooker, T. Ritter
Nat. Chem. 2017, 9, 1-3

Hydrogen-Bonded Homoleptic Fluoride–Diarylurea Complexes: Structure, Reactivity and Coordinating Power
L. Pfeifer, K. M. Engle, G. W. Pidgeon, H. A. Sparkes, A. L. Thompson, J. M. Brown, V. E. Gouverneur*
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (40), 13314-13325

Ultrafast Click Chemistry with Fluorosydnones
H. Liu, D. Audisio, L. Plougastel, E. Decuypere, D. A. Buisson, O. Koniev, S. Kolodych, A. Wagner, M. Elhabiri, A. Krzyczmonik, S. Forsback, O. Solin, V. Gouverneur, F. Taran*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55 (39), 12073-12077

Enhanced Copper-Mediated 18F-Fluorination of Aryl Boronic Esters provides Eight Radiotracers for PET Applications
S. Preshlock, S. Calderwood, S. Verhoog, M. Tredwell, M. Huiban, A. Hienzsch, S. Gruber, T. C. Wilson, N. J. Taylor, T. Cailly, M. Schedler, T. L. Collier, J. Passchier, R. Smits, J. Mollitor, A. Hoepping, M. Mueller, C. Genicot, J. Mercier, V. Gouverneur*
Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 8361-8364

Asymmetric 18F-Fluorination for Applications in Positron Emission Tomography
F. Buckingham, V. Gouverneur*
Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 1645-1652