Dr Geoffrey Coxon


Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

Dr Geoff Coxon is a lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry. After receiving his PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and a short term industry, he moved SIPBS where he set up his research group in the discovery and development of new agents to treat tuberculosis. He is the co-founder and Deputy Leader of TB Drug Discovery UK (www.tbd-uk.org.uk). In this role he works with fellow scientists and clinicians, UK government policy makers and advocates with the goal of strengthening scientific research across all areas of TB drug development as a key part of the UK response in the global eradiation of the disease.

The links here take you to the TBD-UK profile  page of Dr Geoff Coxon and the TBD-UK website home page


Characterisation of triterpenes and new phenolic lipids in Cameroonian propolis
Kardar M N, Zhang T, Coxon G D, Watson D G, Fearnley J, Seidel V
Phytochemistry Vol 106, pp. 156-163 (2014)
Synthesis, antitubercular activity and mechanism of resistance of highly effective thiacetazone analogues
Coxon Geoffrey, Craig Derek, Corrales Rosa Milagros, Vialla Emilie, Gannoun-Zaki Laila, Kremer Laurent
PLOS One Vol 8, pp. 1-13 (2013)
Strategies and challenges involved in the discovery of new chemical entities during early-stage tuberculosis drug discovery
Coxon Geoffrey, Cooper Christopher B, Gillespie Stephen H, McHugh Timothy D
Journal of Infectious Diseases (2012)
Synthesis of cis,cis-diunsaturated α-meromycolic acid by a palladium-catalysed alkyl–alkyl Negishi reaction
Berretta Giacomo, Coxon Geoffrey
Tetrahedron Letters Vol 53, pp. 214-216 (2012)
Written Evidence from TBD-UK, Dr Geoff Coxon
Coxon Geoffrey
Strategies and challenges involved in the discovry of new chemical entities during early-stage tuberculosis drug discovery
Coxon Geoffrey
Tuberculosis: Local and global (2012)

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Professional activities

Gordon Research conference on TB Drug Development
Keynote/plenary speaker
International Symposium on Tuberculosis , India
Keynote/plenary speaker

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TB Drug Development-UK (TBD-UK)
Coxon, Geoffrey (Principal Investigator)
20-Jan-2009 - 30-Jan-2012
Thiolactomycin and related inhibitors targeting fatty acid elongase enzymes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
MacKay, Simon (Principal Investigator) Coxon, Geoffrey (Co-investigator) Johnston, Blair (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2005 - 30-Jan-2008

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Robertson Wing

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