Rebecca Goss, Associate editor
University of St Andrews, UK
I am Professor of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry at the University of St Andrews. I moved with my Research group as a Reader (Associate Professor) in 2012, having previously held a Readership at UEA and Lectureships at Exeter and Nottingham.
Our group’s research is in the area of elucidating and harnessing biosynthesis of natural products, at the chemical and genetic level, understanding and exploiting enzymes involved in the biosynthesis, and in blending synthetic biology and synthetic chemistry to make new to nature natural products (GenoChemetics), and has led to series of industrial collaborations. Our research has been recognised through several international awards including the RSC Natural Product Emerging Invesigator Award 2013, and an ERC Consolidator award 2013. Our group’s early work in synergising molecular biology and synthetic chemistry was recognised by the award of the RSC Meldola medal in 2006.
I am passionate about natural products, and as well as loving the smell of actinomycetes, relish fresh air! When I am not in the lab, I enjoy spending time with my 10 year old daughter and my husband pursuing outdoor activities or painting.