University of St Andrews, Chemistry dept.

Chairperson of the RSC’s Awards Working Group

17th Sep, 2014

Nick has recently been appointed to Chairperson of the RSC’s Awards Working Group – the group that oversees the awarding of all the RSC awards and prizes. Nick is very honoured to take up this challenging position.

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Welcome to new students

17th Sep, 2014

We are delighted to welcome Daniel Miles-Barrett and Andrew Neal to the group as PhD students. We are also looking forward to Isabella Panovic joining us after she has completed the intensive first 6 months of training within our new Criticat CDT. Also a big welcome to Jasmine, Katie, Steven [...]

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5th EuCheMS Congress in Istanbul

17th Sep, 2014

Nick was recently at the 5th EuCheMS Congress in Istanbul. As a member of the Scientific Committee Nick was responsible for Theme E – Chemistry in the Life Science. This involved him and convenors Silvio Aime, Ian Churcher, Mark Bradley, Joel Sussman and Israel Silman organising 9 2.5 hour sessions [...]

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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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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.