Posted by: Antony Williams in Uncategorized
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Recently I announced the release of ChemSpider SyntheticPages. We are honored to have an editorial board of chemists to assist in directing the project and they are introduced below:
- Kevin Booker-Milburn
Kevin Booker-Milburn is a Professor of Synthetic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol, UK. He has 20 years research experience in broad aspects of synthetic chemistry and in recent years has focused on the development of new synthetic methods for use in the total synthesis of natural products such as terpenes and alkaloids; specifically developing and applying novel photochemical and transition metal techniques. He is Director of the Bristol Chemical Synthesis Doctoral Training Centre, an EPSRC and Industry funded initiative which has a bold vision to train a new generation of researchers for the chemical industry and academe.
- Jean-Claude Bradley
Jean-Claude Bradley is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Drexel University. He leads the UsefulChem project, an initiative started in the summer of 2005 to make the scientific process as transparent as possible by publishing all research work in real time to a collection of public blogs, wikis and other web pages. Jean-Claude coined the term Open Notebook Science (ONS) to distinguish this approach from other more restricted forms of Open Science. Jean-Claude has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and has published articles and obtained patents in the areas of synthetic and mechanistic chemistry, gene therapy, nanotechnology and scientific knowledge management.
- Stephen Caddick
Stephen Caddick is a Professor of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Head of Department of Chemistry at UCL. He was previously at the University of Sussex (1993 – 2003). His research interests include Organic Synthesis and Synthetic Methodology, Chemical Biology and Structural Biology and Catalysis.
- Peter Scott
Peter Scott is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Warwick, UK, and was formerly at the University of Sussex. His research is focussed on metallo-organic chemistry and mechanism, and specifically in chiral systems for enantioselective catalysis, polymer synthesis, materials science and healthcare. He has interests in how universities and industry can work together, and is Director of Warwick Chemistry’s EPSRC funded PhD with Industrial Collaboration, and also of Warwick Knowledge Transfer Secondments.
- Martin A. Walker
Martin A. Walker is an assistant professor of organic chemistry at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He previously worked in the fine chemicals industry for 12 years. His interests center on organic synthesis methodology, particularly green chemistry, as well as chemical information. He is active on Wikipedia, where he contributes to chemistry content and coordinates the Wikipedia 1.0 project, preparing offline releases of Wikipedia.
Stephen Caddick, Peter Scott, Kevin Booker-Milburn and Max Hammond were the original founders of SyntheticPages.org, an online database for chemical transformations. The data from SyntheticPages has been used as the seed data for ChemSpider SyntheticPages.