Organic Chemistry


The School currently conducts research in: bioorganic chemistry; carbohydrate and peptide chemistry; free radical chemistry; natural product synthesis; physical organic chemistry; structural organic chemistry


  • Paul Donnelly
    Paul Donnelly, ligand design and synthesis, bioconjugate synthesis
  • Craig Hutton
    Craig Hutton, natural products, synthetic organic chemistry, amino acids, cyclic peptides, lysine biosynthesis, enzyme inhibitors, peptides, peptide-mimetics
  • David Jones
    David Jones, design and synthesis of organic semiconducting materials, polymeric and small molecules
  • Richard O'Hair
    Richard O'Hair, mass spectrometry of biomolecules, fundamental and applied mass spectrometry
  • Anastasios Polyzsos
    Anastasios Polyzsos, catalysis for drug discovery, C-H activation, medicinal chemistry, synthesis of biologically active molecules, flow chemistry
  • Gavin Reid
    Gavin Reid, chemical probes of biological structure and reactivity, gas-phase ion chemistry
  • Mark Rizzacasa
    Mark Rizzacasa, total synthesis of natural products, bioactive molecule synthesis, medicinal chemistry
  • Jonathan White
    Jonathan White, stereoelectronic effects, structure correlation principle, DNA-binding radiomodifiers, structural organic chemistry
  • Uta Wille
    Uta Wille, radical reactions, synthetic methodology, photochemistry, electrochemistry, radical induced damage to biomolecules, computational chemistry
  • Spencer Williams
    Spencer Williams, carbohydrates, flavonols, sulfation, sulfatases, tuberculosis, leishmania, cardiovascular disease, medicinal chemistry
  • Wallace Wong
    Wallace Wong, continuous flow synthesis, aromatic chemistry, transition metal catalysed C-C bond formation