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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 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

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

Mar 2016
Andy visited the Fiocruz funded Carlos Chagas Institute in Curitiba, Brazil for the kick-off meeting of an MRC-funded Newton Scheme grant focussed on developing inhibitors of PPIs involved in infectious disease   

Jan 2016
Avacta Life Sciences publish a feature on our collaborative study published in Mol. BioSys., with the Edwards and Tomlinson groups on the use of adhirons for p300 recognition  

Dec 2015
Congratulations to Sarah Hewitt on the award of a poster prize at the RSC Supramolecular and Macrocyclic Discussion Group (MASC) Meeting in Durham 

Dec 2015
Congratulations to Irene on her set During the Rebirth Night of the Bright Club, an academy-focused stand-up comedy show.

June 2015
Congratulations to Hannah Kyle on defending her thesis co-supervised by Andy on our collaborative project with Thomas Edwards

July 2015
Congratulations to Irene Arrata on being awarded the Kate Furneaux Prize for non-academic contributions to the School of Chemistry

June 2015
Congratulations to George Burslem on becoming the 11th student from the Wilson group to defend his thesis