Norman Heatley Award 2016 Winner


Professor Andrew Wilson
Professor Andrew Wilson
University of Leeds

 

Awarded for the development of methods to interrogate and manipulate protein-protein interactions using biomimetic approaches

 

 

 


About the Winner


Andrew Wilson received a BSc (Hons) 1st class at The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1997 and then undertook his PhD in synthetic chemistry with Professor David A Leigh FRS on 'The Controlled Synthesis of Interlocked Architectures', firstly at UMIST then at The University of Warwick, where he graduated in 2001. He then pursued post-doctoral research at Yale University (USA) with Professor Andrew D Hamilton FRS on the topic of protein surface recognition, followed by further postdoctoral research with Professors E W (Bert) Meijer and Rint P Sijbesma at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) on the topic of supramolecular polymers. 

In 2004 he took up his first independent academic position as a Research Lecturer at The University of Leeds, where he has been promoted to Senior Lecturer (2009), Reader (2011) and Professor of Organic Chemistry (2012). Prof Wilson serves as director of PPI-Net and served as a working group leader in the EU-COST action on Foldamers. From 2012 he has also served as Deputy Director of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology. Since joining Leeds, Professor Wilson has pursued a vibrant program of research in Organic Chemistry at the interface with Biology and Materials Science with particular emphasis on inhibition of protein-protein interactions.


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