We are based in the School of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews and are part of the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex.
Our research interests include Chemical Biology, Natural Product Synthesis and Renewable Chemistry.
We would like to extend welcomes to new Ph.D. students; Tim, joining us for a 4 year Ph.D. collaboration with Unilever and; Ganyuan, who joins us as a CSC funded Ph.D. student for the next 4 years! We welcome back Priory and Oliver as MRes students for the next year [...]Read more >
Our recent publication, ‘Use of Bisulfite Processing To Generate High-β-O-4 Content Water-Soluble Lignosulfonates‘ published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering was selected as ACS Editor’s Choice on the 18th January. This article is now Open Access and available to read for free by all!Read more >
After many years of striving to make the natural product we have eventually managed to complete the publication process – congratulations and thanks to everyone who has worked so hard on this project. We hope to try and publish some of the interesting side stories in the future. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/cc/c6cc05747k DOI: [...]Read more >
We have recently started to work on extracting the biopolymer lignin from walnut shells. These nuts contain a lot of accessible lignin and we have shown that they can deliver interesting aromatic compounds that can potentially be used as starting points for the synthesis of molecules that are important for [...]Read more >