Liam Cox


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A synthetic organic chemist, Liam and his team work at the interface of chemistry and the life and medical sciences, where they apply their molecular synthesis expertise to the synthesis of compounds for therapeutic applications and the design of tool compounds for probing biological systems. They are particularly interested in:

– Medicinal chemistry and drug discovery
– Biological chemistry and mechanism of action studies
– Glycolipids and their applications in iNKT-cell biology and immunology
– Antimicrobials
– Biomaterials

1996 …2024

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

1 Sept 199930 Jun 2001

Award Date: 30 Jun 2001

Doctor of Philosophy, pi-Allyltricarbonyliron lactone complexes in asymmetric synthesis, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 199430 Sept 1997

Award Date: 1 Oct 1997

Bachelor of Arts, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 199130 Jun 1994

Award Date: 30 Jun 1994


  • QD Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • medicinal chemistry
  • drug discovery


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