Welcome to the Anderson Group Website!
The Group 2016/17:
Our research encompasses all aspects of synthetic organic chemistry, with a particular focus on the total synthesis of biologically active molecules, and the development of new reactions including transition metal-catalyzed transformations and cascade processes.
We aim to use the exciting and challenging chemical structures displayed by bioactive natural products to inspire the development of new reactions. High importance is placed on both reaction generality (to demonstrate wide substrate scope), and on finding additional uses of the reaction products (to increase method utility). Within the theme of reaction development, we have particular interests in the use of metal-mediated reactions to rapidly construct complex functional molecules, and in new applications of organosilicon chemistry. Our work in these areas has a strong element of mechanistic analysis, where we collaborate with Prof. Rob Paton (University of Oxford) from a theoretical perspective.
Our interests extend to the uses of organic chemistry in other disciplines. We collaborate with Dr. Janet Lovett (University of St. Andrews) and Prof. Tom Brown (University of Oxford) on the development of novel probes for EPR spectroscopy. This work aims towards applications in the virology field, particularly in the areas of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), in collaboration with Dr. Emma Anderson (University Warwick) and Prof. David Evans (University of Warwick). We further collaborate with Prof. Greg Challis (University of Warwick) on exploring aspects of the biosynthesis of polyketide natural products.
Further details of current research areas can be found under the “Research” menu.
09/16: We welcome our new DPhil students Claire, Felix and Eddie!
09/16: While we say goodbye to our summer students, to whom we wish the best for their 3rd Year, we welcome our new Part IIs: Beth, Helen, Ali and Joe.
08/16: Yet another summer student: Welcome to Nikita!
08/16: Stuart is off for some holidays and we welcome our new summer student, Olivia.
08/16: Farewell Fernanda, it has been a pleasure to have you in the lab, we wish you all the best!.
07/16: Marius' paper on DNA spin labelling is out in JACS. Very well done!!
07/16: We are delighted to announce that Ed has been promoted to FULL PROFESSOR. The whole group is thrilled. All hail Prof. Anderson!!
06/16: We welcome Stuart, our new summer student !!
06/16: We welcome Fernanda, 3rd year DPhil from the Univeristy of São Paulo, who will be working with us over the summer. Sorry for the weather Fernanda...
06/16: Massive congratulations to Dr Rob Straker for passing his DPhil viva!!
06/16: We welcome our new CDT students, Claire and Qian, to the group!
05/16: We say goodbye to Rob and Felix. We've enjoyed having you in the group and wish you the best for your next rotations!
02/16: We welcome our CDT students, Rob and Felix, to the group!
01/16: Dimitri's review on cascade polycyclizations in natural product synthesis is out in Chem. Soc. Rev. Congrats!
01/16: Say goodbye to Damien. It's been great having you in the group!
01/16: Rob and Yao's paper on the enantio- and diastereoselective enynamide [5+2] cycloisomerisation has been published in Nature Communications. Well done!
11/15: Congratulations Venky, Lizzie and Becky on the publication of our paper on trienamine-catalyzed dienamide cycloadditions in Chem. Comm.. Well done guys!
11/15: Congratulations to Mujji for being awarded the Lilly prize for his PRS transfer report.
10/15: We welcome our new Post Doc, Carlos, who joins the EAA group.
10/15: Congratulations to Marius for winning an Astra-Zeneca Graduate Seminar prize.-------------
We thank the following funding agencies and companies for generous sponsorship of our research: