Prof Alison N. Hulme FRSC
Alison Hulme received her BA in Natural Sciences (Pt II Chemistry) from the University of Cambridge in 1989, and remained there to complete her PhD in 1992 under the guidance of Prof. Ian Paterson FRS. From 1993-94 she was a SERC-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Prof. Albert I. Meyers at Colorado State University, USA. She returned to the UK in 1994 and held the Heartha-Ayrton Research Fellowship at Girton College, Cambridge, before appointment to a Lectureship at the University of Edinburgh in 1995. She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004, and to a Personal Chair in Synthesis and Chemical Biology in 2017. Alison has served on the Royal Society of Chemistry Committee for Accreditation and Validation (2006-2012), and in 2015 she was elected as President of the RSC Organic Division Council (2016-2019).
Underpinning all of the research in her group is a deep-seated interest in natural products which provide synthetically challenging and important therapeutic leads. She has a proven track record in interdisciplinary innovation, integrating internationally-leading research on synthetic methodological development with areas such as chemical biology and medicinal chemistry and collaborating with colleagues in the School of Biological Sciences, and in Medicine at Edinburgh and beyond.
Alison is also a proud mum of twins (2008), and when she has time she enjoys rowing, sailing and hillwalking!