University of St Andrews, Chemistry dept.

Women in Science in St Andrews: Fast 2D NMR method to characterise and analyse lignin

16th Sep, 2014

Fanny (postdoctoral fellow) recently published a paper in Green Chemistry (DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01012D) describing the use of a fast 2D NMR method to characterise and analyse lignin, a complex biopolymer. This work demonstrates that lignin analysis is not limited to research environments with >600MHz NMR machines. The use of the developed [...]

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New PhD Positions

13th Mar, 2014

The Westwood group is currently looking to fill 3 PhD positions with a start date of 27th September 2014 or earlier. They are in the following areas:   1.       Catalysis applied to renewable substrates – this PhD position will build on our studies with the biopolymer lignin and will develop strong [...]

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Photos of our lab space

20th Aug, 2013

Sonia Khiatani took some great photos of Chris and Ross working in our labs to be used to promote Chemistry in the University. See attached.  

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Catalysis for Sustainability European summer school

20th Aug, 2013

Chris recently attended the Catalysis for Sustainability European summer school in the Netherlands. The focus of the summer school was on C1 chemistry, biomass conversion and photocatalysis, with internationally known speakers in their field giving presentations at the event.

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Chinese Government Award for outstanding students abroad

12th Jul, 2013

Congratulations to Linna Zhou on receiving a prestigious Chinese Award for her PhD studies in the Westwood group. The “Chinese Government Award for outstanding students abroad” celebrates the achievements of non-Chinese-government funded Chinese PhD students from different disciplines in 29 countries, including America, UK, German, Japan, Austrialia and Canada. The aim [...]

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Welcome to the Westwood Research Group.

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 and Natural Product Synthesis.