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. Research in the Wilson lab considers the transition of miniturised technologies into the rapid and reliable early detection of metabolic conditions, grouping expertise from disciplines including engineering, translational medicine, and chemical analysis.
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.
In 2018 Philippe was named as one of the top 30 Scientists under 30 in Europe by the prestigious Forbes Magazine. He is Chair of the Royal Society of Biology East Midlands Branch, and member of the FAnGR committee at Defra.