Sophie  Gore

Sophie graduated with an MSci from Imperial College, London in 2004. She subsequently took up a PhD position with Prof. Donald Craig in 2005, working on the Transannular Claisen Rearrangements of *-Sulfonyl Lactones. This project was CASE funded by F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel, where she spent 3 months of her PhD. Sophie moved to Leeds in August 2009 to start her postdoctoral work.


Sophie was supported by a grant from EPSRC (£600k) held by Steve Marsden and Adam Nelson. Her project involved the development of new methods for the synthesis of arrays of potentially bioactive molecules, and involved major collaboration with GSK. This grant enabled the synthesis of libraries of bioactive molecules, an area which is key to the development of Chemical Genetics at the University of Leeds.

Research areas

Chemical Genetics

Diversity-oriented synthesis