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Andy Wilson's group

The Wilson Group is based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds. Its members are also part of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology.

We are interested in the application of synthetic molecules to problems in Chemical Biology and Materials Science.

The group is currently supported primarily by The University of Leeds, ERCEU-Marie Curie, AstraZeneca and The Leverhulme Trust.

Our group are active members of PPI-Net

Members of the current group are shown above

Andy Wilson

Professor of Organic Chemistry and ERC Fellow
PhD, BSc (Hons), MRSC

Andy received a BSc (Hons) 1st class at The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1997 and then undertook his PhD in synthetic chemistry with Professor David A. Leigh FRS on ‘The Controlled Synthesis of Interlocked Architectures’, firstly at UMIST then at The University of Warwick, where he graduated in 2001.

He started post-doctoral research at Yale University (USA) with Professor Andrew D. Hamilton FRS on the topic of protein surface recognition, followed by further postdoctoral research with Professors E. W. (Bert) Meijer and Rint P. Sijbesma at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) on the topic of supramolecular polymers.

In 2004 he took up his first independent academic position as a Research Lecturer at The University of Leeds, where he is now Deputy Director of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology. Andy is also co-director of PPI-Net and a working group leader in an EU-COST action on Foldamers

Contact details
School of Chemistry
University of Leeds

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1409
Fax: +44 (0)113 343 6565

News and events

Sep 2014
Congratulations to David Yeo on becoming the 9th student from the Wilson group to defend his thesis


Sep 2014
Congratulations to George Burslem who won the SLAS Young Scientist award at the ELRIG 2014 conference (see feature online

July 2014
Congratulations to Kelly Houton on becoming the Macro Group Young Researcher of the Year following her presentation at the Groups' Annual Young Researchers Meeting

June 2014
Congratulations to Valeria Azzarito on becoming the 8th student from the Wilson Group to defend her PhD

June 2014
Congratulations to Silvia on winning a poster prize for her research on helix mimetics at the annual school of chemistry PGR symposium