About Jesus College/Our community/ People
Professor Edward Anderson

Roles and subjects

Fellow and Tutor in Chemistry



Professor Edward Anderson is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow Fellow in Chemistry at Jesus College.

Academic Background

BA (Oxford), PhD (Cambridge)

BA (Chemistry) – Magdalen College, Oxford – 1993-1997
PhD – Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge – 1997-2001 (with Prof Andrew B Holmes FRS)

Postdoctoral work

The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA – 2001-2003 (with Prof Erik J Sorensen)
University of Cambridge – 2003-2007 (with Prof Ian Paterson FRS)
EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, Oxford – 2007 to date

Undergraduate Teaching

Organic Chemistry.

Research Interests

Synthetic organic chemistry: our work is based on the development of new synthetic methods, and on the total synthesis of bioactive molecules. We are particularly interested in complexity-inducing reactions such as cascade or sequenced processes, where several chemical steps take place in a single reaction process, and the application of these reactions in synthesis.

For further details, see Professor Anderson‘s departmental website.


My wife Emma is a lecturer in virology at Warwick University. We have recently had a baby boy called Owen!


Outside of chemistry, I enjoy running, cycling, swimming, hiking and gardening – although I don’t have as much time for all of these as I used to!


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:

See also Professor Anderson‘s departmental website and the Department of Chemistry website.