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Professor Chris Willis


Natural products isolated from bacteria, fungi and plants from both marine and terrestrial environments are a rich source of compounds of medicinal and agrochemical importance. We have published >100 papers which centre upon:- ? Structure elucidation and total synthesis of natural products ? Design and synthesis of probes to elucidate biosynthetic pathways and enzyme mechanisms ? Enantioselective synthesis of amino acids and heterocycles ? Isotopic labelling, biotransformations and reaction mechanisms

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Key words

  • natural products
  • bacteria
  • fungi
  • plants
  • compounds
  • biosynthetic pathways
  • enzyme mechanisms