Professor John S. Fossey

Professor John Fossey

School of Chemistry
Professor in Synthetic Chemistry
International Representative for Chemistry

Contact details

Address
School of Chemistry
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Website: www.johnfossey.com

Qualifications

  • Oct 2000 - Dec 2003 PhD with Dr Christopher J. Richards at Queen Mary University of London
  • Oct 1996 - June 2000 MChem at Cardiff University of Wales
John's full professional profile can be found at www.johnfossey.com/group/jsf

Biography

Professor John S. Fossey (orcid.org/0000-0002-2626-5117) is a Royal Society Industry Fellow with four granted patents and 99 peer-reviewed publications (H index = 33). Expertise in synthesis applied to sensing, catalysis and drug discovery. Among several research projects in catalysis and sensing for health and sustainability he has recently begun to tackle drug delivery for type 1 diabetes management. Furthermore, he is working closely with the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedical Health (GIBH) and collaborators at the University of Birmingham to translate synthetic chemistry and methodology development into new therapies for tuberculosis. 

Professor Fossey has secured funding from multiple organisations including the Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Society, the JDRF, the EPSRC, EU H2020, the Sasakawa Foundation, the JSPS and the National Natural Science Foundation China. He is a visiting Professor at Henan Normal University, a Guest Professor East China University of Science and Technology and a Guest Lecturer at Sun Yat-sen University. Professor John Fossey was part of the team that won the 2013 Daiwa Adrian prize for UK-Japan collaborative research and he is the inaugural Czarnik Emerging Investigator Prize winner. 

Research

Research Interests

  • Multi-component, atom economic organic synthesis
  • Chiral induction in molecular processes
  • Cation π-stacking
  • Carbohydrate and glycoconjugate recognition
  • Carbohydrate analytical chemistry

Detailed information can be found on John's ResearcherID profile.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Payne, DT, Webre, WA, Matsushita, Y, Zhu, N, Futera, Z, Labuta, J, Jevasuwan, W, Fukata, N, Fossey, JS, D’Souza, F, Ariga, K, Schmitt, W & Hill, JP 2019, 'Multimodal switching of a redox-active macrocycle' Nature Communications, vol. 10, 1007 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-08978-5

Hadzhiev, Y, Qureshi, HK, Wheatley, L, Cooper, L, Jasiulewicz, A, Van Nguyen, H, Wragg, JW, Poovathumkadavil, D, Conic, S, Bajan, S, Sik, A, Hutvàgner, G, Tora, L, Gambus, A, Fossey, JS & Müller, F 2019, 'A cell cycle-coordinated Polymerase II transcription compartment encompasses gene expression before global genome activation' Nature Communications, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 691. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-08487-5

Zhao, Y, Van Nguyen, H, Male, L, Craven, P, Buckley, BR & Fossey, JS 2018, 'Phosphino-Triazole Ligands for Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling' Organometallics, vol. 37, no. 22, pp. 4224-4241. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00539

Yoshizawa, A, Feula, A, Leach, AG, Male, L & Fossey, JS 2018, 'Palladium and Platinum 2,4-cis-amino Azetidine and Related Complexes' Frontiers in Chemistry, vol. 6, 211. https://doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2018.00211

Yoshizawa, A, Feula, A, Male, L, Leach, AG & Fossey, JS 2018, 'Rigid and concave, 2,4-cis-substituted azetidine derivatives: A platform for asymmetric catalysis' Scientific Reports, vol. 8, no. 1, 6541. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-24784-3

Ge, H, Riss, PJ, Mirabello, V, Calatayud, DG, Flower, SE, Arrowsmith, RL, Fryer, TD, Hong, Y, Sawiak, S, Jacobs, RMJ, Botchway, SW, Tyrrell, RM, James, TD, Fossey, JS, Dilworth, JR, Aigbirhio, FI & Pascu, SI 2017, 'Behavior of Supramolecular Assemblies of Radiometal-Filled and Fluorescent Carbon Nanocapsules In Vitro and In Vivo' Chem, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 437-460. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2017.06.013

Jin, JH, Li, XY, Luo, X, Fossey, JS & Deng, WP 2017, 'Asymmetric Synthesis of cis-3,4-Dihydrocoumarins via [4 + 2] Cycloadditions Catalyzed by Amidine Derivatives' Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 82, no. 10, pp. 5424-5432. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.7b00367

Payne, DT, Zhao, Y & Fossey, JS 2017, 'Ethylenation of aldehydes to 3-propanal, propanol and propanoic acid derivatives' Scientific Reports, vol. 7, 1720. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-01950-7

Zhai, W, Male, L & Fossey, JS 2017, 'Glucose selective bis-boronic acid click-fluor' Chemical Communications , vol. 53, no. 14, pp. 2218-2221. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6CC08534B

Fossey, JS, Anslyn, EV, Brittain, WDG, Bull, SD, Chapin, BM, Le Duff, CS, James, TD, Lees, G, Lim, S, Lloyd, JAC, Manville, CV, Payne, DT & Roper, KA 2017, 'Rapid determination of enantiomeric excess via NMR spectroscopy: a research-informed experiment' Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 94, no. 1, pp. 79-84. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00355

Wang, J, Fossey, JS, Li, M, Li, D, Ma, W, Ying, Y, Qian, R, Cao, C & Long, Y 2016, 'Real-time plasmonic monitoring of electrocatalysis on single nanorods' Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, vol. 781, pp. 257-264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2016.10.008

Brittain, WDG, Chapin, BM, Zhai, W, Lynch, VM, Buckley, BR, Anslyn, EV & Fossey, JS 2016, 'The Bull–James assembly as a chiral auxiliary and shift reagent in kinetic resolution of alkyne amines by the CuAAC reaction' Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6OB01623E

Zhai, W, Chapin, BM, Yoshizawa, A, Wang, H, Hodge, SA, James, TD, Anslyn, EV & Fossey, JS 2016, '“Click-fluors”: triazole-linked saccharide sensors' Organic Chemistry Frontiers, vol. 3, no. 8, pp. 918-928. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6QO00171H

Brittain, WDG, Buckley, BR & Fossey, JS 2016, 'Asymmetric Copper-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloadditions' ACS Catalysis, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 3629-3636. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.6b00996

Wang, J-G, Fossey, JS, Li, M, Xie, T & Long, Y-T 2016, 'Real-Time Plasmonic Monitoring of Single Gold Amalgam Nanoalloy Electrochemical Formation and Stripping' ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 8305-14. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b01029

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