Jörg Klein prepared his Diplomathesis in Synthesis: "Synthesis of carborane-substituted Polyacetylenes" working with Professor Josef Michl at the Academy of Sciences in Prague. He graduated from the University of Erlangen. He previously worked with Professor Francois Diederich on a project entitled "Synthesis of Inhibitors of the Trypanothione Reductase". His PhD project concerns Dynamic Combinatorial Libraries of G-Quadruplex Ligands to investigate their interaction with G-Quadruplex DNA.
Tom Anderson was born in Doncaster, UK in 1984. He completed his undergraduate degree at Cambridge, including a Part III project on dynamic combinatorial chemistry under Sijbren Otto in 2006-7 as part of his MA. He began his PhD in Professor Jeremy Sanders' research group in 2007, studying NDI organic nanotubes and most specifically the "sergeants-and-soldiers" effect.
Fabien Cougnon graduated from the University of Strasbourg (Louis Pasteur), France. He did his Masters degree under the supervison of Pr. Charles Tanielian which was titled "Laser flash photolysis and pulse radiolysis studies of decatungstate photocatalysed oxygenation". He has worked on the application of dynamic combinatorial chemistry to the synthesis of new catalysts with Dr. Sijbren Otto, before joining the Sanders Group in 2008.
Koujiro Tambara was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1987. He was educated in London before coming to Cambridge to read Natural Sciences where he carried out his final year project under the supervision of Professor Jeremy Sanders and Dr Dan Pantos. He began his PhD studies in September 2009 and is studying both Anion Binding to urea moieties and NDI Nanotubes.
Samuel Black was born in 1987 and is from Argyll in the West Highlands of Scotland. He studied for his Masters in Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, during which he completed an industrail placement with Johnson Matthey Catalysts, and a final year research project titled "Targeting Mitochondria in Plasmodium Falciparum Using Atovaquone Analogues" with Dr Richard Hartley. In 2010 he joint the research groups of Professor Jeremy K. M. Sanders and Dr Jonathan Nitschke as a joint stduent workint on the synthesis and analysis of complex chemical Libraries.
Ana Belenguer was born in Madrid, Spain. She obtained a BSc in Organic Chemistry at the University Complutense of Madrid and a PhD at the City University of London under the supervision of Professor Stephen Matlin. She worked as a HPLC expert in various Research and Development departments of Pharmaceutical Industries (GSK, PowderJect, Pfizer). She is a postdoctoral research associate with Jeremy Sanders since January 2002, initially setting up the HPLC facilities for the group and currently working on Dynamic Combinatiorial Chemistry of Resorcinarenes.
Artur Stefankiewicz was born in Gniezno, Poland in 1981. He studied at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and received his MSc degree in Chemistry in 2005. He entered University of Strasbourg in October 2005 and was awarded a PhD in June 2009 for work in the fields of metallosupramolecular grid-type architectures under the supervision of Professor Jean-Marie Lehn. In September 2009 he joined the research group of Professor Jeremy Sanders at the University of Cambridge. His current research interes span the development of the supramolecular nanotube and molecular recognition using a dynamic combinatorial approach.
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Sijbren Otto received his M.Sc. (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) degrees cum laude from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He worked on physical organic chemistry in aqueous solutions in the group of Prof. Jan B. F. N. Engberts. In 1998 he moved to the United States for a year as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Steven L. Regen (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) investigating synthetic systems mediating ion transport through lipid bilayers. In 1999 he received a Marie Curie Fellowship and moved to the University of Cambridge where he worked for two years with Jeremy Sanders on dynamic combinatorial libraries. Sijbren started his independent research career in 2001 as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. He has recently taken up a post as Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
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Luis Branco was born in Lisbon (Portugal). He obtained his degree in Chemistry (1998) at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. In 1999, he started a research project in the Institute of Chemical and Biology, Oeiras (Portugal) working on "Synthesis of Hexaaza and Pentaaza Macrocyles" (under the supervision of Prof. Rita Delgado). In 2000, he moved to the Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon. Then, he received an European Research Grant supported by European Project titled "New Remediation Technology for Vaccine Production Effluents Containing Organomercurials". In 2002 he started his PhD at the Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, about "Development of New Ionic Liquids and their synthetic applications", under the supervision of Prof. Carlos Afonso. During his PhD in 2004, the group relocated to the IST, Technical University of Lisbon. Recently, he started a PostDoc mix grant between IST, Technical University of Lisbon (Prof. Carlos Afonso) and the Chemistry Department, Cambridge University (Sijbren Otto) working on reversible encapsulation.
Rosy Hunt was born in 1982 and brought up in Ipswich, UK. She studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and obtained an MSci in 2006, including a final year project working on the synthesis of cationic monomers for libraries to recognise anions in the group of Sijbren Otto.
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Peter Corbett is currently working at the Unilever Centre, Cambridge, conducting postdoctoral research on the automated extraction of information from chemical texts, under the supervision of Prof. Peter Murray-Rust and in collaboration with the Natural Language and Information Processing group at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory.
Since 2005 Julien Leclaire was appointed as an assistant professor at the Ecole Generaliste d'Ingénieur de Marseille (France), working on biomimetic catalysis and entioselective biocatalysis.
Hongxia Li is professor at the Center of Chemical Laboratory, Hebei Polytechnic University, Tangshan (China).
Sofia Pascu is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a Draper's Research Fellow at at Oxford (St Anne's College). She is currently setting up an independent research group working towards targeted delivery of radiopharmaceuticals using single wall carbon nanotubes and dynamic nanocapsules, which will eventually encapsulate radioisotopes such as Cu-64 with applicability in imaging and therapy. This project continues to involve a strong collaboration with Prof. Sanders's and Dr Otto's group.