Jim Thomson

Jim
Thomson
MChem, DPhil Oxf
Fellow by Special Election in Chemistry
College Lecturer in Chemistry
Director of Studies for Organic Chemistry

Teaching

I teach all aspects of organic chemistry for Prelims, Part IA and Part IB, in the first three years of the Oxford MChem course; I also supervise Part II students who wish to undertake a research project in synthetic organic chemistry in their fourth year.

About me

I studied chemistry at the University of Oxford where I gained an MChem (2003) and then DPhil (2007), working with Professor Steve Davies in the area of β-amino acid organocatalysis. In 2006 I moved from New College, Oxford to join the chemistry teaching team at St Catherine’s and in 2007 was elected to a fellowship.

Research

My research interests lie in the area of synthetic organic chemistry, the development of novel asymmetric transformations, and the total synthesis of natural products.