Véronique Gouverneur secured a PhD in chemistry at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), under the supervision of Professor L Ghosez. In 1992, she moved to a postdoctoral position with Professor R Lerner at the Scripps Research Institute (California, USA). She accepted a position of Maître 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 Professor J-M Lehn during this period.
She started her independent research career at the University of Oxford in 1998 in the Chemistry Faculty and was promoted to Professor of Chemistry in 2008. Since 1998, she also holds a tutorial fellowship at Merton College Oxford where she teaches organic chemistry. Her research aims at developing new approaches to address long-standing problems in the synthesis of fluorinated molecules including pharmaceutical drugs and probes for imaging. Her research published in > 170 peer-reviewed publications, has been recognized over the years by numerous awards, prizes and distinctions.
Prof. Véronique Gouverneur
Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry Research Laboratory
University of Oxford