Professor Ian Wilson PhD

Professor of Drug Metabolism and Drug Bioanalysis
University of Manchester

Ian Wilson trained as a biochemist at the University of Manchester going on to a PhD  in the Chemistry Dept. at Keele University on insect moulting hormones. After postdoctoral work at University College Hospital Medical School in London he joined the Pharmaceutical industry. From 1979 to 1986 he worked at the Hoechst Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories in Milton Keynes and then ICI, Zeneca and AstraZeneca’s research laboratories at Alderley Park, in Cheshire. Since September 2012 he has been at Imperial College, London, where he is Prof. of Drug metabolism and Molecular Toxicology. His research is in the areas of metabolic phenotyping, drug metabolism and drug bioanalysis, with a particular emphasis on metabolism as a source of adverse drug reactions (particularly those associated with liver and kidney toxicity). He is the author, or co-author, of over 500 papers or reviews, and has received a number of awards in separation and analytical science from the Royal Society of Chemistry, including the Gold Medal of the Analytical Division (2005) and most recently the Knox Medal of the RSC Separation Science Group (2012). He received the Jubilee Medal of the Chromatographic Society in 1994 and gave the inaugural Desty Memorial lecture for Innovation in Separation Science in 1996. In 2014 he received the International Award of the Belgian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Bioanalysis Significant Contribution  Award (BOSCA) from the journal Bioanalysis.

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