Dr Andrew Westwell

Dr Andrew Westwell graduated in Chemistry (BSc (Hons)) from the University of Leeds in 1990, and stayed on to complete his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry under the supervision of Prof.

Chris Rayner (1994). Following postdoctoral work in the Department of Chemistry at Loughborough University (with Profs. Jonathan Williams and Chris Moody), Dr Westwell was appointed as a research fellow within the group of Prof. Malcolm Stevens at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham before taking a Cancer Research UK Lecturership in 2001. He was appointed to his present position of Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry at the Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University in 2006. His current research interests focus on synthetic routes to fluorinated cancer biomarkers and drugs for application in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, and cancer drug discovery targeting the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway.