Dr Adeem Mahmood

Research Fellow

Adeem is highly motivated experienced Synthetic Chemist to provide scientific impact in developing novel methodologies and creating molecules from the nature. His overarching research interest revolve around synthetic organic chemistry and microbial natural products.

Adeem was awarded the most prestigious Daphne Jackson Fellowship funded by the DJT to work in Professor Barrie Wilkinson’s group labs at JIC.

Adeem is currently working on project that involves developing novel obafluorin analogues as potent natural product antibiotics significantly to make new variants of obafluorin using chemical synthesis in order to increase its chemical stability and improve the drug-like properties. His work will comprise of chemical, mass spectrometry, biochemical, microbiological, and possibly structural biology investigations to produce more chemically stable beta-lactam analogues.

He earned his PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry at the University of Bristol 2011 in Prof. Varinder Aggarwal’s group, a year Postdoc at the University of Nottingham in Prof. Rob Stockman’s group.
He has been working for 3 years as a faculty member in chemistry at COMSATS University Islamabad (Pakistan) and 6 years at King Saud University, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).