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Dr Craig Jamieson

Senior Lecturer

Pure and Applied Chemistry


Atom efficient synthesis of selectively difluorinated carbocycles through a gold(I) catalyzed cyclization
McCarter Adam W., Sommer Magdalana, Percy Jonathan M., Jamieson Craig, Kennedy Alan R., Hirst David J.
Journal of Organic Chemistry, (2018)
Scalable total synthesis and comprehensive structure–activity relationship studies of the phytotoxin coronatine
Littleson Mairi M., Baker Christopher M., Dalencon Anne J., Frye Elizabeth C., Jamieson Craig, Kennedy Alan R., Ling Kenneth B., McLachlan Matthew M., Montgomery Mark G., Russell Claire J., Watson Allan J. B.
Nature Communications, (2018)
Surface functionalization with carboxylic acids by photochemical microcontact printing and tetrazole chemistry
Buten Christoph, Lamping Sebastian, Korsgen Martin, Arlinghaus Henrich F., Jamieson Craig, Ravoo Bart Jan
Langmuir, (2018)
A multicomponent route to functionalized amides and oxazolidinones
McPherson Christopher G., Cooper Alasdair K., Bubliauskas Andrius, Mulrainey Paul, Jamieson Craig, Watson Allan J. B.
Organic Letters, (2017)
Practical synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant molecules enriched in sp3 character
Campbell Peter S., Jamieson Craig, Simpson Iain, Watson Allan J. B.
Chemical Communications (London), (2017)
One-pot, three-step synthesis of cyclopropylboronic acid pinacol esters from synthetically tractable propargylic silyl ethers
Spencer Jonathan A., Jamieson Craig, Talbot Eric P. A.
Organic Letters, (2017)

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Research interests


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.

Professional activities

Visiting researcher
Structure Based Design and Profiling of Novel AMPA Receptor Modulators
MRC Technololgy (External organisation)
Tetrahedron Letters (Journal)
AstraZeneca UK Limited
Visiting researcher
Synlett (Journal)

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Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2017 | Townsley, John Conor
Kerr, William (Principal Investigator) Jamieson, Craig (Co-investigator) Townsley, John Conor (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2018 - 01-Sep-2021
Fast-tracking Health Innovation for NHS Scotland. MRC Confidence in Concept / R180246-106
Jamieson, Craig (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2018 - 28-Feb-2020
Industrial Case Account 2016 | Maciuk, Sergej
Tomkinson, Nicholas (Principal Investigator) Jamieson, Craig (Co-investigator) Maciuk, Sergej (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2020
Industrial Case Account 2016 | Kidd, Giorgia
Kerr, William (Principal Investigator) Jamieson, Craig (Co-investigator) Kidd, Giorgia (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2020
Industrial Case Account 2015 | Cain, David Liam
Jamieson, Craig (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2020
Industrial Case Account 2016 | Livingstone, Keith
Jamieson, Craig (Principal Investigator) Livingstone, Keith (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2020

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