Karen  Dodd

karend@chem.leeds.ac.uk

0113 343 6436

Karen Dodd graduated with a first class MChem degree from the University of Leeds in 2003.  Karen is supported by EPSRC and Hoffmann-La Roche.  Her PhD has involved a 3 month European placement at the Hoffmann-La Roche site in Basel, Switzerland.

Karen's PhD project was concerned with a total synthesis of the natural product Hemibrevetoxin B.  She focussed on exemplifying the key step of our approach which is the first example of a desymmetrisation of a centrosymmetric molecule by carbon-carbon bond formation.

Karen moved on to a postdoctoral position with Dr Darren Dixon at the University of Manchester.

Publications with Professor Nelson:

65 Karen  Dodd , Daniel  Morton , Robert  Narquizian, Adam  Nelson and Stephen  Worden , "Desymmetrisation of a Centrosymmetric Molecule by Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation: Asymmetric Aldol Reactions of a Centrosymmetric Dialdehyde", Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 5857-5861
Open Access Version
Keywords: "New strategies for asymmetric synthesis"

Research areas

Natural product synthesis

New strategies for asymmetric synthesis