We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Andre Cobb to New Journal of Chemistry‘s International Advisory Board.
Andre is an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Reading. He graduated from King’s College London in 1997 and moved to UCL to conduct his Ph.D. research with Professor Charles Marson on the design of new asymmetric catalytic processes. From there he moved to Cambridge to undertake postdoctoral research, first with Dr Florian Hollfelder in the Biochemistry Department, working on the development of synthetic enzymes, and then with Professor Steve Ley in the Chemistry Department in the areas of medicinal chemistry and asymmetric methodology.
In 2005, Andre moved to a faculty position at the University of Reading where he investigates new methods in the synthesis of biologically relevant molecules—particularly unnatural amino acids. He was awarded a university prize for Best Research Output in 2010, and a Thieme Chemistry Journals award in 2011. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012.
As a member of the Editorial Board, Andre is interested in using social media to promote NJC. We welcome Andre and look forward to the first tweet!