Dr. Jean-Marc Henry

Jean-Micks websiteMarc graduated in 2014 from the European School of Chemistry, Polymer and Material Sciences (ECPM) of Strasbourg, France. He obtained the Diplôme d’Ingénieur (equivalent to a Master’s degree) with a specialisation in organic chemistry.
While studying at the ECPM, Jean-Marc did numerous placements as part of his curriculum, most notably a sandwich year at Actelion Pharmaceuticals in Allschwill, Switzerland. There, he acquired valuable experience in organic synthesis as part of the Hit-to-Lead team.
His final year of undergraduate study was conducted at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore as an exchange student. Jean-Marc’s final year project was supervised by Prof. Loh Teck Peng and aimed at the establishment of a facile synthesis of (-)-quinocarcin derivatives.

In September 2014, Jean-Marc joined the Micklefield Lab as a PhD student to work on the integration of enzyme catalysis with transition metal catalysis in one-pot processes. The set of skills this multi-disciplinary project requires include the synthesis and analysis (NMR, HPLC, MS and LCMS) of organic molecules and protein expression and purification.

Outside of the lab, Jean-Marc enjoys travelling, above anything else. And also watching movies that no-one seems to like. He also has a strange craving for lemon which complied him to come up with the ultimate lemon tart recipe.