Paul  MacLellan

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Paul graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a 1st class Masters degree in pure and applied chemistry. His masters research project studied new Wittig-like reactions of Weinreb amides in the group of Prof. John Murphy. After graduating, Paul taught English in Japan before returning to the UK in 2007 to undertake a PhD with Prof. Jonathan Clayden at the University of Manchester.  During his time in Manchester, Paul developed new methods for the asymmetric synthesis of hindered organosulfur compounds.

Paul took up a position as a Post Doctoral Research Associate with Prof. Adam Nelson, in collaboration with AstraZeneca, in 2011. He developed expedient routes to structurally diverse drug-like molecules.

Publications with Professor Nelson:

104 George   Burslem , Andrew  Grant , Tom   James , Paul  MacLellan , Adam  Nelson , Iain  Simpson , Sri  Sridharan and Stuart  Warriner , "A modular lead-oriented synthesis of diverse piperazine, 1,4-diazepane and 1,5-diazocane scaffolds", Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 2584-2591
Keywords: "Diversity-oriented synthesis"

94 Paul  MacLellan and Adam  Nelson , "A conceptual framework for analysing and planning synthetic approaches to diverse lead-like scaffolds", Chem. Commun. 2013, , 2383-2393
Keywords: "Diversity-oriented synthesis"

Research areas

Diversity-oriented synthesis