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Timothy Hurst

Dr. Timothy Hurst (PhD, University of Nottingham, UK) completed his MChem in ‘Chemistry with Industrial Experience’ at the University of Exeter, UK. He then moved to the University of Nottingham, UK to pursue doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Chris Moody, working on the application of hetero-Diels-Alder reactions to the synthesis of highly substituted pyridines and the total synthesis of the natural product Streptonigrin. In 2008, Timothy moved to Canada to take up a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Professor Victor Snieckus at Queen’s University. His postdoctoral research covered varied topics including the synthesis of steroid metabolites of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, C-H activation approaches to borylated aromatic and heteroaromatic systems, and the total synthesis of natural products. In 2012, he returned to the UK as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Professor Richard Taylor at the University of York. There he studied the synthesis of nitrogen-containing heterocycles using a copper-mediated radical cross-dehydrogenative coupling process. In 2015, Timothy returned to Canada to take up a second postdoctoral fellowship in the Snieckus research group at Queen’s, before moving to GreenCentre Canada in June 2018.