Organization profile

Organisation profile

Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen is dynamic, young, and research led with a unique interdisciplinary and international approach to research in the Chemical Sciences.

Research is organised into two broad themes:Biomolecular Chemistry and Materials Chemistry. These two themes are not exclusive; staff work in both themes, and both are supported by activities in Computational Chemistry.

We have international research links with many European countries, some sponsored by EU Framework grants, and Universities in the USA and Asia.

Underpinning this research is a unique collection of facilities and expertise.

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    Thomas Baddeley

    Person: Academic Related - Research

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    James Christie

    Person: Academic Related - Research

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    Scott Clunas

    Person: Academic Related - Research


    Research Output

    A cell-based assay system for activators of the environmental cell stress response

    Harbottle, J. A., Petrie, L., Ruhe, M., Houssen, W. E., Jaspars, M. & Kolb, A. F., 1 Mar 2020, In : Analytical Biochemistry. 592, 113583.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Co-Culturing Approach Enables Discovery and Biosynthesis of a Bioactive Indole Alkaloid Metabolite

    Maglangit, F., Fang, Q., Kyeremeh, K., Sternberg, J. M., Ebel, R. & Deng, H., 2020, In : Molecules. 25, 2, 256.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    An unusual metal-bound 4-fluorothreonine transaldolase from Streptomyces sp. MA37 catalyses promiscuous transaldol reactions

    Wu, L., Tong, M. H., Raab, A., Fang, Q., Wang, S., Kyeremeh, K., Yu, Y. & Deng, H., 6 Mar 2020, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Equipment

    Gas Chromatography

    Eva Maria Krupp (Manager)


    Research Facilities: Facility

  • Prizes

    European Prize for Plasma Spectrochemistry 2015

    Jörg Feldmann (Recipient), 20 Feb 2015

    Prize: Awards, Medals, Prizes and Distinctions

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Marcel Jaspars (Recipient), 10 Mar 2015

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Joerg Feldmann (Recipient), 26 Feb 2018

    Prize: Election to learned society


    • 1 Membership in special-interest organisation

    ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY (External organisation)

    Jan Skakle (Participant)
    1 Jan 201931 Dec 2022

    Activity: Membership (e.g. panels, networks, committees, etc.)Membership in special-interest organisation

    Press / Media

    North-east experts create device set to tackle pollution

    Waheed Afzal, Mohammed Salah-Eldin Imbabi & Fredrik Glasser


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other


    Discovery and commercialisation of an entirely new drug for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

    Claude Wischik (Participant), Charles Harrington (Participant), John Storey (Participant), Janet Rickard (Participant), David Horsley (Participant), Thomas Baddeley (Participant), Steven Kemp (Participant), James Sinclair (Participant), Claudia Zabke (Participant), F. Theuring (Participant), F Stamer (Participant), C Marshall (Participant)

    Impact: Quality of life Impacts, Economic Impacts