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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, EPSRC, ERC, COST, AstraZeneca and Huntsman Polyurethanes.

Our group are active members of PPI-Net and COST-CM0803: Foldamers

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

March 2013
Congratulations to PhD student Geroge Burslem who has been awarded a BMCS International Travel Grant to attend the EMBO Chemical Biology Meeting

March 2013
Congratulations to former student Geroge Preston who appeared in the meet our authors section of the March edition of ACS Chemical Biology 

November 2013
Congratulations to Natasha who has become the 7th member of the group to pass her PhD

October 2013
Congratulations to Vale, Dave and Kelly and colleagues who finished runners up in the regional Biotechnology (YES) Young Entrepreneurs Scheme competition

September 2013
Congratulations to David Yeo on the award of an oral presentation prize at the 2nd PPI-net Young Researchers Meeting held in Leeds