My name is Jamie Tomlinson and I am currently a PhD student working in the Fox group. I began my undergraduate degree at Warwick University in 2010 and completed my MChem in 2014. During my research year I worked on the synthesis of a novel anti-cholesterol PCSK9 inhibitor,1 supervised by Dr Fox. I am currently about to start the third year of my PhD working on the use of a stereospecific Jocic reaction in the total synthesis of vitamin E. At this point in my research I have completed the total synthesis of both α-tocopherol and γ-tocopherol. I am currently exploring further use of the Jocic reaction on tertiary trichlorocarbinol systems.
1. G. Lambert, B. Sjouke, B. Choque, J. J. P. Kastelein and G. K. Hovingh, J. Lipid Res., 2012, 53, 2515-2524.