University of St Andrews, Chemistry dept.

DEHALOPEROPHORAMIDINE IS OUT THERE AT LAST

29th Aug, 2016

After many years of striving to make the natural product we have eventually managed to complete the publication process – congratulations and thanks to everyone who has worked so hard on this project. We hope to try and publish some of the interesting side stories in the future. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/cc/c6cc05747k DOI: [...]

Read more >

TIME TO LET SOMEONE ELSE HAVE A GO

29th Aug, 2016

Nick has decided to pass the challenge of the EuCheMS Division for Chemistry in Life Sciences Presidency on to one of the other member of the Division. He would like to thank everyone who he has worked with during this period.

Read more >

WELCOME TO GUO HAIWEI

29th Aug, 2016

We are really looking forward to working with Guo who will join us for a year from the group of Professor Tao Zhang on a one year CSC-funded Joint PhD scholarship

Read more >

SEEKING NEW COLLABORATIONS

29th Aug, 2016

Since we started our hunt for new collaborators for the use of our lignin-derived monomers we have started to work with groups from the UK, USA, Netherlands, Japan and India but there must be many more of you out there who we could work with – please contact us via [...]

Read more >

CSC-ST ANDREWS Ph.D. SCHEME – here we go again

29th Aug, 2016

After successfully recruiting 9 new PhDs to the School of Chemistry for a Sept 2016 start, the School and University will be reopening the recruitment round in the very near future. Please contact Nick if you would like any further information and see our new website for this scheme https://csc.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/

Read more >


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, Natural Product Synthesis and Renewable Chemistry.