Jonathan Burton is an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry who leads a molecular synthesis research unit.
His research unit investigates total synthesis methods for organic molecules. He also teaches tutorials and lectures in organic chemistry. In 2016, he won an MPLS Teaching Award for ‘excellence in teaching’.
Having spent his undergraduate days in Oxford at New College, Jon moved to Cambridge to study a PhD with Professor Andrew Holmes FRS before becoming a Post-Doctoral researcher and an academic there. He has also spent a year working in Paris with Professor Alexander Alexakis. In 2007, he returned to Oxford to take up a University Lectureship in Organic Chemistry.