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.
Nick recently acted as the opponent for the PhD exam of Anders Lindgren at the University of Umea in Sweden. Thanks to everyone who made this a really great trip and well done Anders on an excellent defence of your high quality work.Read more >
We would like to start a series of new collaborations with chemists and biologists based on our lignin-derived phenolic monomers. For more information please see http://phenolicmonomers.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/ Thanks to Amol, Stephen and Chris for getting us to this stage.Read more >
We are very pleased that Agathe has made it safely back from her research placement in Singapore. If group meeting is anything to go by her skills and understanding in cell biology have improved massively – thanks to the David Lane group for giving Agathe this amazing opportunity.Read more >
Nick has recently been in touch with Dr Gu Liu and Dr Linna Zhou who were both PhD students in the group (finishing in 2010 and 2012). Both went on to do post-doctoral studies in Oxford and continue to build on their St Andrews training in their current jobs.Read more >
The Westwood group is very excited about this new PhD initiative. If you are Chinese and interested in a PhD in our lab in the areas of natural product synthesis/methodology or chemical biology or use of renewable resources then please contact Nick immediately.Read more >