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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, EPSRCEU-Marie Curie, and The Leverhulme Trust.

Our group lead on the PoPPI Programme a major EPSRC investment and 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 served as a working group leader in the 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

Oct 2017
Our collaboration with the Aitken group on topological mimics of the α-helix published in Angewandte Chemie is featured by the European Peptide Society 

July 2017
Congratulations to Sarah Hewitt on becoming the 15th member of the Wilson group to defend a PhD thesis

June 2017
Congratulations to Hester on a runners up prize for her oral presentation at the annual PGR conference

May 2017
Congratulations to Irene Arrata on becoming the 14th student from the Wilson group to defend her thesis

Mar 2017
Avacta Life Sciences publish a feature on our collaborative study published in Chem. Commun., with the Tomlinson group on the use of Affimers to interface natural proteins with non-natural foldamers.

Jan 2017
Congratulations to Silvia Rodriguez on becoming the 13th student from the Wilson group to defend her thesis

Jul 2016
Congratulations to Sarah on the award of a poster prize at the MSMLG meeting in Bath for her recent work on Ruthenium based protein surface mimetics

Mar 2016
Andy was announced as the 2016 recipient of the RSC Norman Heatley Award for the development of methods to interrogate and manipulate protein-protein interactions using biomimetic approaches