Dr Adeem Mahmood
Adeem Mahmood is a Daphne Jackson Fellow in the department of Molecular Microbiology at the John Innes Centre.
Adeem is an experienced organic chemist with a BSc in science and an MSc in chemistry from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan. This was followed by an MPhil in chemistry from the HEJ (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Pakistan and after working for two years as a QC chemist in Pakistan, he completed a PhD at the University of Bristol, England.
After holding a one year PDRA in synthetic chemistry at the University of Nottingham, he returned to Pakistan where he held assistant professor of chemistry posts at COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan and at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.
Adeem has publications in over 20 articles across a range of high impact chemistry journals including the Journal of the American Chemical Society and the Angewandte Chemie, as well as a book and book chapter. He was also a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Organometallic Chemistry.
Now returning to research after a break of 3 years, Adeem is looking at new variants of obafluorin using chemical synthesis.
His Fellowship is sponsored by the John Innes Centre and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). His project is titled: Developing Novel Obaflourin Analogues as Potent Natural Product Antibiotics.