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Dr Christophe Aissa PhD

Senior Lecturer Chemistry

    Research

    Activation of inert Bonds for Synthesis

    Complex fold triggered by C–H activation
    Complex fold triggered by C–H activation

    Current research is focused on transition-metal-catalyzed activation of otherwise inert
    C–H and C–C bonds and the application of these new methodologies to organic synthesis.Click here for a recent example and see the group webpage for more information.

    Protein-Protein Interaction

    Disruption of the actin cytoskeleton
    Disruption of the actin cytoskeleton

    We have recently started a new line of work to develop inhibitors of protein-protein interaction.Click here for a recent example and see the group webpage for more information.

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Access to benzene isosteres

    ASTRAZENECA LIMITED (UK), ELI LILLY AND COMPANY LTD (UK), LIVERPOOL CHIROCHEM LIMITED (UK), SYNGENTA LTD (UK)

    September 2017 - September 2021

    Cubenes: synthesis beyond strain

    LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

    October 2017 - September 2018

    Enantioselective New Metal-Catalysed Carbocyclisation Reactions -

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    September 2009 - November 2014

    Molecular Hybrids for the Study of Extracellular Cell-Surface Actin

    LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

    November 2011 - January 2014

    Carbon-Hydrogen Activation for an Environmentally Sustainable Preparation of Drugs

    ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

    April 2009 - March 2010

    Gold Catalysed Fluorination of Alkynes

    ASTRAZENECA LIMITED (UK)

    October 2010 - September 2014