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Department of Chemistry

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Our research interests originate from a desire to understand and exploit biological systems using organic synthesis primarily. Listed below are areas of research that we are exploring; for more detailed information visit the Spring Group web pages.

Diversity-Oriented Synthesis
Synthetic Methodology
Protein-Protein Interactions
Quorum Sensing
New Antibiotics
Next Generation Therapeutics

We collaborate with many chemical companies and academic groups around the world. The scientific education of group members in organic synthesis is given a high priority; however, they are encouraged also to learn and perform new techniques relating to their projects with our industrial and academic collaborators. Every effort is made so that group members achieve their career ambitions, usually jobs in academia or the chemical industries.

Research Interests

For more detailed information please visit the Spring Group research pages.



If you are looking for the teaching material from my lecture courses, then please go to the Moodle website.



For a list of all our publications please visit the Spring Group publication page.


Toolbox of Diverse Linkers for Navigating the Cellular Efficacy Landscape of Stapled Peptides
Y Wu, A Kaur, E Fowler, MM Wiedmann, R Young, WRJD Galloway, L Olsen, HF Sore, A Chattopadhyay, TT-L Kwan, W Xu, SJ Walsh, P de Andrade, M Janecek, S Arumugam, LS Itzhaki, YH Lau, DR Spring
– ACS chemical biology
Synthesis and Reactivity of a Bis-Strained Alkyne Derived from 1,1 '-Biphenyl-2,2 ',6,6 '-tetrol
RC Knighton, K Sharma, NS Robertson, DR Spring, M Wills
– ACS Omega
Correction: A general approach for the site-selective modification of native proteins, enabling the generation of stable and functional antibody-drug conjugates (Chemical Science (2019) DOI: 10.1039/c8sc04645j)
SJ Walsh, S Omarjee, WRJD Galloway, TT-L Kwan, HF Sore, JS Parker, M Hyvönen, JS Carroll, DR Spring
– Chemical Science
A General Approach for the Site-Selective Modification of Native Proteins, Enabling the Generation of Stable and Functional Antibody-Drug Conjugates
SJ Walsh, S Omarjee, WRJD Galloway, TT-L Kwan, HF Sore, JS Parker, M Hyvönen, JS Carroll, DR Spring
– Chem Sci
Synthesis and biological evaluation of 1,2-disubsubstituted 4-quinolone analogues of Pseudonocardia sp natural products
SM Geddis, T Coroama, S Forrest, JT Hodgkinson, M Welch, DR Spring
– Beilstein J Org Chem
Recent Applications of Diversity-Oriented Synthesis Toward Novel, 3-Dimensional Fragment Collections
SL Kidd, TJ Osberger, N Mateu, HF Sore, DR Spring
– Frontiers in Chemistry
Synthesis of Structurally Diverse N-Substituted Quaternary-Carbon-Containing Small Molecules from α,α-Disubstituted Propargyl Amino Esters.
N Mateu, SL Kidd, L Kalash, HF Sore, A Madin, A Bender, DR Spring
– Chemistry
Semi-syntheses of the 11-hydroxyrotenoids sumatrol and villosinol
DA Russell, JJ Freudenreich, HL Stewart, AD Bond, HF Sore, DR Spring
– Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Two-Component Stapling of Biologically Active and Conformationally Constrained Peptides: Past, Present, and Future
J Iegre, JS Gaynord, NS Robertson, HF Sore, M Hyvönen, DR Spring
– Advanced Therapeutics
Novel non-ATP competitive small molecules targeting the CK2 alpha/beta interface
P Brear, A North, J Iegre, K Hadje Georgiou, A Lubin, L Carro, W Green, HF Sore, M Hyvönen, DR Spring
– Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
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01223 336498

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