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.
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 [...]Read more >
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 [...]Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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 [...]Read more >