BMCS Lectureship

The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) Lectureship was launched in 2014.  At a time of many exciting changes in biological and medicinal chemistry, featuring new methodologies and targets, the committee wanted to appoint lecturers to inspire the next generation of medicinal chemists, whose lectures should therefore appeal, not only to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers, but also to undergraduates.

2018/2019 BMCS Lectureship - Dr Andrew Thomas

2018/2019 BMCS Lectureship - Dr Andrew Thomas

The 2018/2019 BMCS lecturer, Dr Andrew Thomas of Helvetica Capital, was awarded his certificate at the Romark Medicinal Chemistry symposium, at the University of Liverpool on Friday 12 April 2019, by Dr Andrew Stachulski and then delivered his talk entitles 'Innovation: the translation of ideas into value'.

Past Winners

Professor Michael Waring (Astra Zeneca, now University of Newcastle)

Professor Barry Potter (University of Bath)

Professor Stuart Conway (University of Oxford) 

Dr Jamie Scott (Astra Zeneca) 


  • Successful applications must be available to deliver up to six lectures at UK universities.
  • Applications are invited from applicants at all stages in their career.
  • Applicants should have made significant advances in the subject through new products or methods.       

Up to now we have appointed two lecturers in 2014 and 2016 to cover two-year periods, and each lecturer has delivered one lecture as part of the RSC’s series of Thursday evening public lectures at Burlington House

Maggi Churchouse
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