University of St Andrews, Chemistry dept.

CONGRATULATIONS TO DANIEL

03rd Feb, 2016

Congratulations to Daniel who won a prize at prestigious IBioIC meeting in Glasgow for a poster entitled ‘Towards a Structural Understanding of Industrial Lignosulfonates’.

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WELCOME LIAM

29th Jan, 2016

We are delighted that Liam Wilson will be joining our group and the Criticat CDT as a PhD student to work on catalytic processing of monomers from renewable sources.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRIS

29th Jan, 2016

We would all like to thank Chris for his excellent contributions to our research programme and wish him luck as he heads off to post-doc with Professor Pieter Bruijnincx and Bert Weckhuysen in Utrecht. Thanks for all the hard work Chris!

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SEEKING NEW COLLABORATIONS

29th Oct, 2015

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.

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NEW ST ANDREWS UNIVERSITY – CHINA SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL PhD AWARDS

20th Oct, 2015

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.

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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, Natural Product Synthesis and Renewable Chemistry.