2006-2008: International Baccalaureate at the International School of Duesseldorf in Germany
2008-2012: Studied for MChem in Chemistry at the University in Oxford
2011-2012: Part II research project in medicinal chemistry
Work Experience & Research
Summer 2010: Completed a 4-week industrial placement with Bayer-Sumika Inc. in Amagasaki, Japan investigating the properties of polyurethane coatings for the automotive industry.
2011-2012: Completed a 36-week research project, supervised by Dr. Angela Russell, in the University of Oxford chemistry research laboratory. The work involved synthesizing and testing small molecule inhibitors of the enzyme lactate dehydrogenase as part of an approach to target cancer cell metabolism.
2012-2013: Completed two ten-week research projects as part of the first year at the DTC. The first research project was supervised by Dr Martin Smith and involved using phase-transfer catalysis to generate a library of 3-dimensional fragments for drug discovery. The second project was supervised by Prof Christopher Schofield and focused on the biocatalytic scope of the enzyme FIH.
Current work: DPhil supervised by Dr Martin Smith (Dep. of Chemistry) and Dr Paul Brennan (SGC). The aim of my work is to use interesting chemical methodology to synthesize chemical probes for lysine demethylases.