Moses Moustakim, DPhil Candidate




'Development of small molecule bromodomain chemical probes'

Prof. Paul E. Brennan and Prof. Darren J. Dixon

DPhil Organic Chemistry, Synthesis for Biology and Medicine Centre for Doctoral Training, Keble College, University of Oxford.


MChem Chemistry (with a year abroad), University of Leicester


Moses graduated in 2014 at the University of Leicester with a first-class honours MChem Chemistry degree. As part of his degree he carried out a research project on an ERASMUS year abroad at Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France and also carried out an RSC/Nuffield Foundation sponsored project at his home institution in 2013. Moses’s interests lie in drug design/development using a personalised medicine approach. Currently Moses is a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford working under the supervision of Prof Paul E. Brennan and Prof Darren J. Dixon on the development of small molecule bromodomain chemical probes.



  1. M. Moustakim, P. G. K. Clark, D. A. Hay, D. J. Dixon*, P. E. Brennan*. Med. Chem. Commun., 2016, 7, 2246.
  2. M. Moustakim, P. G. K. Clark, L. Trulli…, D. J. Dixon*, P. E. Brennan*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 3, 827-831.
  3. M. Moustakim, K Reidel, M. Schuller…, F. Bracher*, P. E. Brennan*. Biorg. Med. Chem.2018In Press, DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2018.03.020.