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Craig Jamieson earned his BSc (Hons) in Chemistry at the University of Glasgow in 1996. His PhD studies were carried out under the direction of Professor R Ramage at the University of Edinburgh (1999).  Following postdoctoral research under the supervision of Professor S V Ley at the University of Cambridge, in 2001 he was appointed as a Principal Scientist in GlaxoSmithKline's Discovery Medicinal Chemistry group working on a range of exploratory medicinal chemistry programmes.  In 2004, Dr Jamieson joined Organon Laboratories (later Merck Research Labs) as a Group Leader in the Medicinal Chemistry Department, with responsibility for hit to clincal candidate optimisation.  In August 2010 he was appointed as a John Anderson Research Lecturer in Chemical Biology, based in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde.

Research Interests

A major area of focus for our research continues to be in the Chemistry-Biology-Medicine continuum.  In this regard, we have a number of active programmes centred around hit and lead identification on disease targets and mechanisms in areas of significant societal need, particularly in diseases of ageing.  Allied to our work in the medicinal chemistry sphere, we also have a keen interest in the development of novel, enabling synthetic methodologies to enhance the armamentarium of molecule makers working in our arena.  We collaborate with groups and industrial partners locally, nationally and globally in order to effectively meet our research goals.

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AMPA Receptors Medicine & Life Sciences
Esters Chemical Compounds
Derivatives Chemical Compounds
Amides Chemical Compounds
Nitriles Chemical Compounds
Modulators Chemical Compounds
Trifluoroethanol Chemical Compounds
Amino Alcohols Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2010 2023

Research Output 2008 2019

A fragment-like approach to PYCR1 inhibition

Milne, K., Sun, J., Zaal, E. A., Mowat, J., Celie, P. H. N., Fish, A., Berkers, C. R., Forlani, G., Loayza-Puch, F., Jamieson, C. & Agami, R., 15 Sep 2019, In : Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters . 29, 18, p. 2626-2631 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pyrroline Carboxylate Reductases
1 Citation (Scopus)

A reappraisal of the Ni-[(Benzylprolyl)amino]benzophenone complex in the synthesis of α,α-disubstituted amino acid derivatives

Watson, M. E., Jamieson, C., Kennedy, A. R. & Mason, A. M., 6 Sep 2019, In : Tetrahedron. 75, 36, 130485.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amino Acids


Applications of the Pauson-Khand reaction in the synthesis of tricyclic sesquiterpene natural products

Author: Malcolm, A., 1 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Kerr, W. (Supervisor) & Jamieson, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Approaches to lead generation for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis targets

Author: Duffy, E., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Jamieson, C. (Supervisor) & Watson, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2006 2019

Gyros Protein Technologies

Craig Jamieson (Visiting researcher)
1 Jun 2019 → …

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external organisation

Almac Sciences

Craig Jamieson (Visiting researcher)
31 May 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external organisation