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Dr Philippe Wilson

Job: Lecturer in Biological Chemistry and Cheminformatics

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 116257 7631

E: philippe.wilson@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.philippewilson.co.uk

 

Personal profile

Philippe is a Lecturer in Biological Chemistry and Cheminformatics in the Leicester School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University. Achieving First Class Honours in an Undergraduate Masters of Chemistry at the University of Bath, he progressed to complete a Ph.D under the supervision of Professor Ian H. Williams within the Computational Chemistry Section at Bath.

His work focussing on isotope effect calculations and the link between models and supramolecular systems, Philippe moved to DMU to further develop the theory and basis of contemporary isotope effect calculations. Working with groups across the UK and Europe, the Computational Biochemistry section at DMU is swiftly progressing, with work ranging from in depth electronic structure theory, through to biomineralisation and nucleation processes.

Philippe is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and regularly attends conferences across the UK and EU to present novel and innovative research. In 2017, Philippe was elected by Council vote to serve as a Member of the Royal Society of Biology. Additionally, he has been elected as a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London; the world's oldest extant biological institution.

Research group affiliations

  • Biomedical and Environmental Health
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology

Publications and outputs 

To see a full list of Philippe's publications and outputs please click here.

Key research outputs

  • P. B. Wilson, P. J. Weaver, I. R. Greig and I. H. Williams, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2015, 119, 802-809
  • P. B. Wilson and I. H. Williams, Molecular Physics, 2015, 113, 1704-1711
  • P. B. Wilson and I. H. Williams, Angew. Chemie Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 3192-3195
  • J. Leitch, P. B. Wilson, C. L. McMullin, M. F. Mahon, Y. Bhonoah, I. H. Williams and C. G. Frost, ACS Catalysis , 2016, 6, pp 5520-5529
  • I. H. Williams and P. B. Wilson, SoftwareX, 2017, 6, 1-6 DOI: 10.1016/j.softx.2016.11.001

Research interests/expertise

Biological Chemistry and Cheminformatics

  • Isotope Effects in Chemistry and Biology
  • Computational Inorganic Catalysis
  • Electronic structure method development
  • Biomineralisation
  • Computational prediction of experimental spectra

Areas of teaching

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry

Qualifications

  • Ph.D, Theoretical Chemistry, University of Bath (2017)
  • MChem(Hons) First Class, University of Bath (2014)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Courses taught

  • PHAR 1603 - Introduction to Chemical Analysis
  • PHAR 2604 – Contemporary Analytical Chemistry
  • PHAR 3604 - Computer Aided Drug Discovery
  • PHCO 2312 - Analytical Chemistry
  • MSc Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies - Bioinformatics II

Honours and awards


  • YMF Prize Lecture 2015
  • UBCD Seasonal Teaching Award
  • Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee 2017
  • Fellow of the Linnean Society of London

Membership of external committees

  • Trustee of the PCGB
  • Early Career Representative for the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Linnaean Society of London Seminar Organising Committee
  • Royal Society of Biology EMB Committee

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of the Royal Society of Biology
  • Member of the American Chemical Society
  • Member of the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society
  • Fellow of the Linnean Society of London

Professional licences and certificates

Certificate in Research Supervision

Forthcoming events

AIMS Isotope Meeting 2017 - Rennes, FR

Conference attendance

  • P. B. Wilson, Proceedings of the 2017 Computational Molecular Science Conference, Warwick, UK, 2017. Isotope Effects in Chemistry and Biology
  • I. H. Williams and P. B. Wilson, Proceedings of the 23rd IUPAC Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry, Sydney, Australia, 2016. Isotope Effect Calculations in the Supramolecular Age
  • P. B. Wilson and I. H. Williams, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Chemistry Theoretical Chemistry Group Conference 2016, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, 2016. Isotope Effect Calculations in the Supramolecular Age
  • P. B. Wilson and I. H. Williams, Proceedings of the 2015 Young Modellers' Forum, Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London 2015. The Secret Life of the Methyl Cation
  • P. B. Wilson and I. H. Williams, Abstracts of the 2014/15 NSCCS User Meeting, Imperial College London, 2015. The effect of implicit solvation and anharmonic corrections on vibrational frequencies in Gaussian 09
  • P. B. Wilson, I.Greig, P. Weaver, M. Sato, M. Roca, V. Moliner, I. Tunon and I. H. Williams, Abstracts of the 22nd IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry, Ottawa, 2014. Solvent effects on isotope effects: computational modelling of methyl transfer in solution and in enzyme
  • P. B. Wilson and I. H. Williams, Abstracts of the 3rd High Performance Computing Symposium, Bath, 2014.Solvent effects on isotope effects: the methyl group as a model system

 

Externally funded research grants information

  • ARCHER Instant Access Project: Quantum Chemical Aspects of Reaction Dynamics: 1500 kAu
  • SITA Funded "Multicomponent High-Resolution NMR Evaluations of African Virgin/Extra Virgin Sunflower Oils": with M.Grootveld - £53,100
  • ITC UN "High-Resolution 1H and 13C NMR Investigations of the Molecular Nature and Authenticities of African Virgin Sunflower Oil Products": with M. Grootveld ~ £60,000
  • Obesity Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Grant: with M. Grootveld ~ £6,000 p.a.; rolling

Internally funded research project information

Uncovering the Secrets of the Eggshell: Answering the Age-Old Question - £19,000
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