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Postgraduate Training:

Cancer Medicinal Chemistry:
4 year programme funded by CRUK



  • Chemistry
  • EaStCHEM
  • Edinburgh
  • Dr Alison N. Hulme FRSC

    Alison Hulme

    Alison Hulme received her BA in Natural Sciences (Pt II Chemistry) from the University of Cambridge in 1989, and remained there to complete her PhD on the total synthesis of the polyketide, ebelactone A under the guidance of Prof. Ian Paterson in 1992. From 1993-94 she was an SERC-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Prof. Albert I. Meyers at Colorado State University, USA, where she studied the addition of silyl nucleophiles to naphthyloxazalines. She returned to the UK in 1994, where she held the Heartha-Ayrton Research Fellowship at Girton College, Cambridge, before appointment to a Lectureship at the University of Edinburgh in 1995. She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004. In 2006 she held a Scottish Executive / Royal Society of Edinburgh Support Research Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in June 2012.

    Her research interests cover wide-ranging aspects of natural products chemistry, from chemical biology applications of tagging bioactive natural product libraries (fluorescent, affinity, spin-labelling) to the development of new asymmetric methodology for complex total syntheses, and even encompass the use of natural product dyestuffs in historic textiles. Twins

    Alison is a proud mum of twins (2008), and she also enjoys rowing (3 Home International gold medals, 3 National Championships bronze medals, and 6 World Masters medals) and hillwalking (250+ Munro’s)!