Chemical Biology

research-area

Chemical Biology aims to apply chemical techniques to better study biological phenomena. In St Andrews, this ranges from medicinal chemistry to structural biology and our research is aimed at understanding cellular function and fighting infectious disease.

 Helder Ferreira

Chromatin remodelling and telomere maintenance

:: Dr Helder Ferreira

Lecturer

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 Tracey Gloster

Structure and function of carbohydrate processing enzymes

:: Dr Tracey Gloster

Wellcome Trust Research Fellow

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 Rafael Guimaraes da Silva

Enzymology of bacterial histidine biosynthesis and human protein histidine phosphorylation

:: Dr Rafael Guimaraes da Silva

Research Fellow

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 Frank Gunn-Moore

Molecular development and survival of mammalian neurons

:: Prof Frank Gunn-Moore

Professor of Molecular Neurobiology
Director of Research

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 Huanting Liu

Molecular and structural biology

:: Dr Huanting Liu

Group Leader in BSRC

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 John Mitchell

Bioinformatics and computational chemistry

:: Dr John Mitchell

SULSA Reader

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 Jim Naismith

Structural biology of enzymes and membrane proteins

:: Prof Jim Naismith

Professor of Chemical Biology and Director of Biomedical Sciences Research Complex

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 Douglas Philp

Systems chemistry

:: Prof Douglas Philp

Professor of Organic Chemistry

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 Christos Pliotas

Structure and function of integral membrane proteins

:: Dr Christos Pliotas

Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow

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 Rona Ramsay

Mitochondria and flavoproteins: function and regulation

:: Dr Rona Ramsay

Reader

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 Andrew Smith

Synthetic methodology development and reaction asymmetry

:: Prof Andrew Smith

Royal Society University Research Fellow

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 Terry Smith

Molecular parasitology

:: Prof Terry Smith

Professor

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 Alan Stewart

Metal ions in medicine

:: Dr Alan Stewart

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Medicine

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 Nick Westwood

Chemical biology and medicinal chemistry

:: Prof Nick Westwood

Lecturer in Chemistry

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Overview

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Scientists associated with the thirty-two research groups that are affiliated with the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex perform highly innovative, multi-disciplinary research in eleven broad areas of biomedical research, employing state-of-the-art techniques to address key questions at the leading edge of the biomedical and biological sciences. The BSRC is grateful for funding from all funding agencies including the Institutional Strategic Support Fund from the Wellcome Trust.

Follow the links on the left to view individual research groups associated with one or more of the eleven BSRC research areas.

Research areas

Scientists associated with the thirty-two research groups that are affiliated with the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex perform highly innovative, multi-disciplinary research in eleven broad areas of biomedical research, employing state-of-the-art techniques to address key questions at the leading edge of the biomedical and biological sciences.

Follow the links on the left to view individual research groups associated with one or more of the eleven BSRC research areas.

Research by academic schools

Research in the BSRC is conducted by thirty-two independent research groups based in the Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Medicine. Follow the links on the left to view groups associated with each school.