Dr  Tom  Ackrill


Tom graduated from University College London in 2010 with a MSci degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Cell and Molecular Biology). His final year research project was supervised by Dr Derek MacMillan on the development of Native Chemical Ligation methodology. Tom then moved to Bristol in 2011 to pursue a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Chris Willis, working on the development of a novel cyclisation reaction and its application towards the synthesis of a natural product target, Calyxin I.

In October 2015, Tom joined the Marsden group co-supervised by Prof. Steve Marsden and Prof. Adam Nelson as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. He developed new routes to innovative libraries as part of the EU's €196M IMI project, the European Lead Factory.

Research areas

Diversity-oriented synthesis

Stereochemically diverse libraries