Prof Jonathan Clayden - personal details
Jonathan Clayden obtained his first degree and PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he worked with Dr Stuart Warren on asymmetric synthesis using phosphine oxide chemistry. He spent 18 months as a Royal Society Western European Research Fellow in the laboratories of Prof. Marc Julia in Paris, before moving in 1994 to Manchester as a Lecturer. In 2001 he was promoted to a personal chair in Organic Chemistry. He has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry's Meldola and Corday-Morgan Medals and Hickinbottom Fellowship, and he has received research prizes from GlaxoWellcome, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Novartis. He is author of the undergraduate textbook "Organic Chemistry" (Clayden, Greeves, Warren and Wothers, pub OUP 2001) and of "Organolithiums, Selectivity for Synthesis" (pub Pergamon Press 2002).