Prof Edward Anderson is a University Lecturer and a tutorial fellow at Jesus College.
Ed completed his B.A. at Oxford in 1997 (Part II with Prof. Harry Anderson FRS, on gold nanoparticles), then moved to Cambridge for his Ph.D. (1997-2001) under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Holmes FRS, on the synthesis and applications of medium-ring lactones and ethers. This was followed by an postdoctoral position with Prof. Erik J. Sorensen at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla CA (2001-2003) funded by the Lindemann Trust, which culminated in the first total synthesis of the furanosteroid viridin.
On returning to the U.K. in 2003, he took up a Junior Research Fellowship at Homerton College, Cambridge, working in the labs of Prof. Ian Paterson FRS (2003-2007). Amongst other work, this led to the completion of the first total synthesis of the complex marine macrolide spirastrellolide A.
He was appointed as an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow in Oxford in 2007, and took up a Lectureship at Jesus College, Oxford, in 2009.
He was elevated to the rank of Professor in 2016.
Outside of the lab, Ed is married to one of our collaborators (Emma Anderson). He attempts to maintain a level of athleticism through running, cycling and swimming; these efforts are robustly countered by the growing demands of Ed and Emma's children, Owen and Zoë!