June: Congrats to Elena for winning the poster Prize at the ISMSC 2019 at Lecce in Italy!

May: Congrats to Elias for winning the AstraZeneca 3rd year talk in Oxford!

April: Congrats to Joseph for winning the talk Prize at the SCI 30th Regional (South) Postgraduate Symposia on Novel Organic Chemistry at Imperial College London!

March: Congrats to Sarah and Ignacio for their Nature Communication about "A chemically fuelled self-replicator"!

February: Congrats to Elias for his new paper about "Controlling the Kinetics of Self-Reproducing Micelles by Catalyst Compartmentalization in a Biphasic System"! Link

February: Congrats to Reece for his new paper about the "Desymmetrization of meso-bisphosphates using copper catalysis and alkylzirconocene nucleophiles"! Link

January: Congrats to Joseph and Thomas for their new paper about Trapping Zirconium Enolates! Link


November: Congrats to Lucy, who has won the Lily Prize for Organic Chemistry Research! She is also runner up in the Syngenta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme. Well done!

October: Congrats to Sarah for winning the prize at the AstraZeneca symposium!

October: Welcome to Elena, a new Post-Doc working on the Origin of Life, Violeta, a new DPhil working on Catalysis and Yan, a new DPhil working on Origin of Life!!

September: Welcome to Ivan and Josh, our two new part IIs!

September: Congratulations to Joseph for winning the best flash talk prize in the 22nd International Conference on Organic Synthesis!

August: Congratulation to Steve, who has got the title of Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford based on "the applicant’s excellent record in research and teaching"! Source

August: Congrats to Rob who has won the poster prize at the Systems Chemistry GRC!

July: New people in the group! Welcome to Lily (Undergraduate at Somerville College), Mimi (visiting from South Carolina State) and Alba (here for 6 months from Freiburg)!

June: Congrats to Joseph for winning the poster prize at the Oxford synthesis conference (OSSC18)!

June: Congratulations to Ignacio and Sarah for their new paper in Nature Communications about "A transient self-assembling self-replicator"! To find out more, follow this link (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04670-2).

June: Alexandre has left the CRL and will be doing an industrial placement in GSK (Stevenage) for 3 months.

June: Welcome to our new CDT rotation student Ndidi!

April: Reece has left the CRL and will be doing an industrial placement in Vertex (Abingdon) for 3 months. Enjoy your time there!

April: Nisha has her new paper about Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Geminal-Dicarboxylates on ChemRxiv!  This way to read it!

April: The Fletcher group is going to the Bristol Synthesis Meeting! 

April: Nod and Alex are heading to Girona, in order to attend the Girona Seminar 2018 about "Predictive Catalysis, Transition-Metal Reactivity by Design".

March: Welcome to Maria Lebedeva, our new Post Doc who will work in origin of life!

February:  Mireia takes her farewell and we wish her the best of luck for the future! Welcome to our new CDT rotation student Lewis!


October: Welcome Wieland, new DPhil student in the group! Welcome Shu, new PDRA in the group!

September: The asymmetric catalysis people of the group are going to the ISHC Congress in Regensburg, Germany. Well done Mireia for winning a poster prize!

July: Well done Sarah for winning a poster prize at the Origin of Life Conference in San Diego. Congratulations to our Part II students Ella and Jonny for passing their viva!

June: Welcome new CDT rotation student Lucy.

February: Welcome new CDT rotation students Marie and Robert.

January: A good start into the year. Congratulations Dr You for passing your viva. 


October: The group grows. Welcome to the new PDRAs Iuliia, Ignacio and Emeline, the new DPhil students Alex, Joseph and Elias, the Part II students Ella and Jonny and welcome back Reece, Alex and Rob.

September: Congratulations Dr Rideau for passing your viva!

August: Welcome to our new PDRAs Sedef and Jesus, as well as visiting student Jonathan from Münster.

July: The group goes to ISHCXX in Kyoto, Japan and congratulations for Mireia winning the poster prize there! Also, congratulations to Nisha's first paper.

June: Welcome new CDT rotation students Ritashree and Rob.

February: Congratulations to Steve for winning an ERC Consolidator Grant 2015. Welcome new CDT rotation students Alexandre and Reece.


December: Welcome Alexander visiting the group for 3 months from Aachen. Congratulations to Emeline's paper in Beilstein JOC, publication #50.

November: Our new website is online! New style - more content.

October: Welcome new Part II’s Alex and Nick. Welcome (back) new DPhil students Sarah and Nod. And welcome to visiting Professor Hadia. (hopefully updated photos soon!)

June: Steve, Mireia, Hengzhi, Emeline, Thomas, Philipp, Zhenbo and Nisha go to OMCOS18 in Barcelona.

May: Welcome CDT rotation students Kilian and Minh!

February: Welcome CDT rotation students Nod and Sarah, and Diego who is visiting from Italy for 6 months

January: Hengzhi, Emeline and Mireia’s latest work has appeared in Nature!


October: Welcome Zhenbo, Nisha, Sarah and Elise to the lab!

August: Welcome to Ina Scheipers visiting from Muenster

July: Steve, Philipp, Emeline, Henzhi, Andrew, Mireia and Manu go to Chirality2014 in Prague!

Steve and Andrew go to Origins2014 in Nara Japan.

Welcome Alexandra a visiting Oxford undergraduate student.

June: Welcome Laura Mola visiting the group for 3 months from Barcelona

Elle and Becky’s paper on lactones has been highlighted by “ACS Editors’ Choice” - free open access.

April: Congrats to Becky on successfully passing her DPhil Viva!!

February: Our collaborative paper with the Katsonis group has been highlighted with an article and video in C&E News!

Sigma-Aldrich is now selling a catalyst complex we developed  Catalogue number L512532


December: Tina goes to the RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium and Becky to J-NOST meeting in India.