Pure And Applied Chemistry

Organisational unit: Department

Organisation profile

The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry has one of the largest chemistry research schools in the UK. Research topics range from analytical chemistry to materials science and from biological chemistry to theoretical chemistry.

Research is well supported by industry, government, research councils, the EU and charitable foundations. Extensive networks of national and international collaborations exist in all fields.

The department contributes to collaborative drug research through PharmaLinks (external link) and the Strathclyde Institute for Drug Research (external link).

The research carried out in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry spans a very wide range of topics, and many of the staff are involved in collaborations with one another and with industrial sponsors.

WestCHEM (external link) is the joint research school of the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow. In the latest (2008) Research Assessment Exercise, 70% of WestCHEM researchers were rated as Internationally Excellent.


  1. Analytical Chemistry (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial board member

  2. Gordon Research Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

  3. Scottish Government (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

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  1. DNA policy and practice

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation

  2. Multiple target molecular diagnostics testing provides better diagnostics for healthcare

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

  3. A unique computer technology for the accelerated discovery of drugs that “shape-shift” proteins refocuses and expands a U.S. Drug Discovery company

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

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  1. Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2017 | Townsley, John Conor

    Project: Research Studentship Case - Internally allocatedResearch Studentship CASE (Internally Allocated)

  2. Facilitation of Planned Workshop Approach to Open Innovation

    Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange

  3. Supply of Iridium Catalyst to Janssen Research & Development, LLC.

    Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

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  1. Runner up - RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. Scottish Cruciblist 2018

    Prize: National/international honour

  3. Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE)

    Prize: Election to learned society

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  1. Nanosight

    Equipment/facility: Equipment

  2. HPLC D3

    Equipment/facility: Equipment

  3. DPN 5000

    Equipment/facility: Equipment

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