Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones FRS

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Contact details

Professor Guy C. Lloyd-Jones FRS
Forbes Professor of Organic Chemistry
School of Chemistry
Joseph Black Building
West Mains Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3JJ, UK
Tel. +44 (0) 131 650 4795

Professorial Secretary:
Amanda Ewing
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4730


2013 Forbes Chair of Organic Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
2013 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
2012-2013 Head of Organic and Biological Chemistry, Bristol University
2003-2012 Full Professor, Bristol University
2000-2003 Reader, Bristol University
1996-2000 Lecturer, Bristol University
1993-1995 Royal Society Western European postdoctoral research fellow; Andreas Pfaltz, Basel University, Switzerland
1989-1992 D.Phil (Doctorate in Organic Chemistry); John M. Brown FRS, Oxford University, UK
1987-1988 ICI Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca)
1985-1989 BSc Hons (Applied Chemistry) Huddersfield Polytechnic (now University of Huddersfield)

Awards and Distinguished Lectureships

2015 Oxford University, Andrew Derome Lectureship 2014-2015
2014 Huddersfield UniversityHon D.Univ. 2014
2014 Queen's University Canada, The Frost Lectureship 2013-2014
2013 RSC 2013 Physical Organic Chemistry Medal, Ingold Lectureship
2013 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Novartis Lectureship, 2013
2012 UC Berkeley, The Clayton H. Heathcock Lecture, 2012
2011 Princeton University, The Novartis Chemical Sciences Lectureship, 2011 (inaugural)
2010 GSK/AZ/Pfizer/Syngenta UK Prize for Process Chemistry Research 2010
2009 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bristol Myers Squibb Lectureship 2009
2008-2013 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
2008 State University of New York, Foster Chemistry Lectureship
2007 Royal Society of Chemistry, Organic Reaction Mechanisms Prize
2006 Czech Academy of Sciences, Invited Lecturer Series
2004 Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, 21st Century of Excellence Lectureship
2004 Thieme Journals Award
2003 German Chemical Society (GDCh), The Liebig Lectureship 2003
2003 The AstraZeneca Academic Prize in Organic Chemistry
2003 Royal Society of Chemistry Corday Morgan Medal
2000-2003 The Hickinbottom Fellowship of the Royal Society Chemistry
2001 The Sir William Briggs Scholarship
1997 Zeneca Strategic Research Award
1993 Royal Society Western European Postdoctoral Fellowship (1993-1995)

Invited lectures

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188. The Andrew Derome Lectures, Oxford University, 2015.

187. Invited Lecture, "Challenges in Catalysis for Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals" (RSC Applied Catalysis group and SCI Fine chemical group), London, November 2014.

186. Plenary Lecture at GEQO XXXII conference, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, September 2014.

185. Keynote Lecture, International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis, Ottawa, Canada, July 2014.


Professional activities

Research collaborations past and present


Prof. Lloyd-Jones is married to Kathryn, lives in Edinburgh, and enjoys fly-fishing for Salmon on the River Spey (Castle Grant Beats 1 & 2).