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Research in the group covers a range of areas including asymmetric catalysis, total synthesis of complex target molecules, chemical biology.



'ATH101' - see the video here for a demonstration of how to run an asymmetric transfer hydrogenation reaction.


Financial Support:

With many thanks to support over the years and now from: EPSRC, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, The Royal Society, Daphne Jackson Trust, ICI pharmaceuticals, Fisons, Roche, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Oxford Asymmetry, Rhodia, Dowpharma, Dr Reddys, Johnson Matthey, and others.


Professor Martin Wills, BSc, D.Phil, DSc. CChem FRSC.

tel 024 7652 3260, fax 024 7652 4112.

Professor of Organic Chemistry

email m.wills(at)

Research Career and Background

  • BSc (Imperial College) 1985
  • DPhil (Oxford) 1988, Supervisor Prof. S. G. Davies.
  • Postdoctoral Research (Geneva) 1988-89, Supervisor Prof. W. Oppolzer.
  • Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, Bath University, 1989-1995.
  • Reader in Organic Chemistry, Warwick University, 1995-2000.
  • Professor of Organic Chemistry, Warwick University, since August 2000.