Véronique Gouverneur, University of Oxford, UK
Winner of the Tetrahedron Chair 2016
Prof. Veronique Gouverneur was awarded the Tetrahedron Chair 2016 and delivered a one day course in organic synthesis during which both her own research and the results of other scientists was reviewed. View the lecture slides here.
Véronique Gouverneur secured a PhD in chemistry at the Université Catholique de Louvain (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 (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 (UK). Since her appointment in Oxford, she holds a tutorial fellowship at Merton College. She is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford since 2008 with a research programme on fluorine chemistry. Her work published in > 170 publications was recognised by numerous awards.