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.
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 >
The RSC has completed a series of case studies highlighting the impact that organic chemistry has on the world around us. These are very important in the fight to communicate the important role synthesis plays in the scientific community and the Organic Division of the RSC has done a great [...]Read more >