Post Docs



Artemis Bosveli

Artemis studied chemistry in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Before her graduation in 2017, she completed an internship at Bayer AG in Wuppertal (Germany) in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Organic Synthesis under the supervision of Dr. Hartmut Schirok. In the 2017-2019 period, she performed her M.Sc. degree in the ‘’Isolation and Synthesis of Natural Products with Biological Activity’’ program of the Chemistry Department at the University of Crete (Greece). During her master thesis she involved with materials chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Pantelis N. Trikalitis. In 2019, Artemis started her doctoral studies in the same department, under the supervision of Prof. Georgios Vassilikogiannakis, working on new photocatalytic methodologies. The main subject of her thesis was focused on the synthesis of heterocyclic N-containing compounds using sustainable processes. In September 2023, she joined the Gouverneur group as a postdoctoral researcher. In her free time, Artemis enjoys travelling, watching movies and meeting with friends.



Zijun Chen

Zijun Chen did her MChem at Merton College before joining the VG group; investigating the reconstruction of 31P spectroscopic imaging in vivo in her Part II project.  Her DPhil was focused on the copper-mediated radiosynthesis of 18F- and 123I-radiolabelled PARP inhibitors. She enjoys powerlifting and running in her free time. 




Chris Goult

Chris is originally from Bradford and moved to the University of York for his MChem degree. During his final year project, he worked on the outer-sphere electrophilic fluorination of organometallic ruthenium complexes. After completing his undergraduate study, he completed his PhD working with Prof Jason Lynam and Dr John Slattery using solid-state NMR spectroscopy, in tandem with computational chemistry, to characterise and interpret metal-carbon bonding in organometallic species. After completing his PhD, he has undertaken post-doctoral studies with Prof Duncan Bruce on the direct preparation of cyclo-aurated liquid crystalline complexes using microwave activation. He then completed further post-doctoral studies with Dr Luke Wilkinson, working on the preparation of quadruply bonded dimolybdenum paddlewheel complexes and their functionalisation and assembly into conductive continuous materials. He joined the Gouverneur research group in January 2023. In my free time he enjoys walking, wildlife, and whisky. 



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Thomas Hohmann

Thomas completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Freie Universität Berlin, specialising in synthetic organic chemistry. Intrigued by the potential of fluorine chemistry, he pursued doctoral research at the same institution under the supervision of Prof. Beate Koksch starting in February 2020. During his PhD, he transitioned to peptide chemistry, working with highly fluorinated peptide models, and exploring fluorine-directed peptide-peptide interactions. In April 2024, Thomas joined the Gouverneur group as a postdoctoral researcher. Outside the laboratory, Thomas enjoys travelling, watching movies, diving into books, and German beer. 




Anirban Mondal

Dr Anirban Mondal grew up in Kolkata, the city of joy in the eastern part of India. He then did his master's thesis at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, under the supervision of Prof. Debabrata Maiti and Rodney A. Fernandes. During his master's research, he studied "Directing group-assisted meta- and para-C-H functionalization of arenes by different template-based assembly" and "Total synthesis of the antitumor agent asteriscunolide." In 2016, he joined the group of Prof. Ben L. Feringa, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, at the University of Groningen for his doctoral research. His PhD thesis is specialized in various chirality transfer processes in the development of chemically driven molecular machines and asymmetric catalysis. After completing his PhD and a short stay in the Feringa group as guest researcher, he joined the Gouverneur group in 2022 as Postdoctoral Research Associate, in the field of asymmetric fluorination. In his spare time, he likes to meet with others, play cricket, and solve crystal structures.



Thomas Schlatzer

Thomas completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the Graz University of Technology (Austria). During this time, he gained experience in materials science working on bioactive polymers at PCCL as well as in synthetic organic chemistry in the course of his Master studies focused on water-soluble phosphorus ligands. In 2017, he started his doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Rolf Breinbauer working on the development of chemo- and regioselective S-allylations based on palladium-catalysis. In collaboration with Prof. Christian F. W. Becker (University of Vienna), this methodology was extended as a bioconjugation strategy for the labelling and post-translational modification of cysteines within peptides and proteins. Since April 2022, Thomas is working as a postdoctoral research associate in the Gouverneur Group at the University of Oxford. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, skiing and travelling.