Dr Dominic Castell
Chief Scientific Officer | Malaria Chem
Dominic Castell joined the Medicinal Chemistry group of H3D as a Chief Scientific Officer in June 2018. In his new role he will be working on the development of new antimalarial drugs.
He completed his undergraduate studies in Chemical Biology at Stellenbosch University 2011. After finishing his Chemistry Honours degree, he joined the group of Medicinal and Organic Chemistry as an MSc student in 2014, under the supervision of Dr. Gareth Arnott. His MSc project was upgraded to a PhD later that year, which was completed at the end of 2016. The project focussed on the synthesis and application of inherently chiral calixarenes, for their potential use as ligands in asymmetric catalysis.
At the beginning of 2017 he joined the supramolecular research group of Prof. Len Barbour as a postdoctoral research fellow at Stellenbosch University. During this time, his research interests entailed the synthesis development of new stimuli responsive porous materials.
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