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Name Professor Chris Willis
Job title Professor of Organic Chemistry
Department School of Chemistry University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(Lond), DPhil(Sus)
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Keywords natural products
bacteria
fungi
plants
compounds
biosynthetic pathways
enzyme mechanisms
amino acids
Areas of expertise 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