Dr Mark Wood
Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry


I am an organic chemist with research interests that cover a wide range of aspects of synthesis. Recent studies have focused on asymmetric synthesis of structurally complex amino acids, using what has proved to be a very versatile radical-based methodology and also the use of structurally unusual heterocycles for masking the reactivity of synthetically valuable functional groups. In this area, we have developed a methodology for the incorporation of protected isocyanates into organic molecules and this chemistry is being applied to the synthesis of a diverse set of biologically important, nitrogen-containing heterocycles. My teaching activities cover all aspects of organic chemistry from basic structure and bonding in organic molecules, to complex organic synthesis. I am a member of the Biological Chemistry research group.


1990 DPhil Organic Chemistry, University of Oxford
1989 MA Chemistry, University of Oxford
1986 BA (Hons) Chemistry, University of Oxford


2005-present Lecturer, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter
1996-2005 Lecturer, School of Chemistry, University of Exeter
1990-1996 GlaxoWellcome (originally Glaxo) Fellow and Tutor in Organic Chemistry, St Catherine


Contact details

Internal tel3450
Tel+44 (0) 1392 723450
AddressGeoffrey Pope Building
University of Exeter
Stocker Road

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