Welcome to Dr Tim Snape’s Website
Having completed his post doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor J. P. Clayden, Tim entered the CoEBio3 as Team Leader where he spent two years establishing his research group by developing new synthetic methods to biologically important molecules and structural building blocks and applying them to the synthesis of natural products.
In July 2008 Tim was appointed as a Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Central Lancashire where he continued to develop his research until moving to De Montfort University in 2020 as an Associate Professor.
Our research group has interests in a number of areas including: synthetic organic chemistry – encompassing the development of rearrangement reactions, the use of enzymes in synthesis and the synthesis of indoles and foldamers, all of which are aimed at the synthesis of bioactive molecules and synthetically useful chemical building blocks.
We are also interested in the biological activity of the molecules we make, and current interest lies in the anticancer and antimicrobial properties of a range of privileged structures and foldamers, and in particular their activity against a number of glioma cell lines and resistant bacteria.