Prof. Dr. Ryan Gilmour

Gilmour

Prof. Dr. Ryan Gilmour
Chair of Organic Chemistry & CiM Professor of Chemical Biology

Molecular design, Catalysis and Chemical Biology
Room 2.10
Phone +49 251 83 33 271

ryan.gilmour
at uni-muenster.de


  • Curriculum Vitae

    since October 2018 Director of the Institute for Organic Chemistry
    Organisch-Chemisches Institut
    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
    since November 2016 Chair of Organic Chemistry & CiM Professor of Chemical Biology
    Organisch-Chemisches Institut
    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
    October 2012 CiMIC Professor of Chemical Biology
    & Professor of Organic Chemistry
    Organisch-Chemisches Institut
    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
    2008 - 2012 Alfred Werner Assistant Professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland.
    2007 - 2008 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland.
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow. Research Advisor: Professor Dr Peter H. Seeberger.
    2006 – 2007 Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow. Research Advisor: Professor Dr Alois Fürstner.
    2002 – 2006 University Chemical Laboratory and Clare College, University of Cambridge, UK.
    Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Research advisor: Professor Dr Andrew B. Holmes FRS.
    1998 – 2002 School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, UK.
    M.Chem. (Hons) First Class. Masters degree in "Chemistry with Advanced Chemistry".
  • Awards and Honours

    • ERC Consolidator Grant (2018)

    • Allergan Lectureship 2019, University of California Irvine, USA

    • Elected to the Research Council (Forschungsbeirat) of the WWU Münster (2018)
    • Elected to the Kinetics & Reaction Mechanisms section of ProcessNet, DECHEMA (2017-2022)
    • Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde, UK (2016-2018)
    • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2015)
    • ERC Starter Grant (2013)
    • Ruzicka Prize of the ETH Zürich (2011)
    • JSP Fellowship, 46th Bürgenstock Conference (2011)
    • Thieme Journal Award 2009
    • Alfred Werner Assistant Professorship (Awarded December 2007)
    • Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2006)
    • Organon Prize for Biological Chemistry (Awarded July 2002)
    • CIBA Scholarship for Organic Chemistry (Awarded June 2000)
  • Invited Lectures and Conferences

    2019

    • RSC Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group Symposium, Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK (Plenary Lecture)

    • Allergan Lectureship, University of California Irvine, USA

    • International Conference on Fluorine Chemistry, Himeji, Japan

    • Spring ACS National Meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA

    • Physical Organic Chemistry Meeting, Bad Honnef, Germany: "Physical Organic Chemistry: Recent developments in instrumentation, structure, theory, and mechanisms."

    2018

    • Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    • Summer School "Advanced Organocatalysis", Cologne, Germany
    • Carbohydrate and Fluorine Symposium, Université de Poitiers, France
    • 4th International Symposium on Middle Molecular Strategy (ISMMS-4), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
    • ACS Publications Forum: Diversity in Inorganic/Organic Chemistry in Europe, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany (GDCh Lecture)
    • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Core to Core Symposium, Münster, Germany
    • Bayer AG, Berlin, Germany
    • RWTH Aachen, Germany
    • 22nd International Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, Oxford, UK
    • SCI Organofluorine Chemistry: Synthetic Methods and Applications, London, UK
    • University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

    2017

    • Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
    • Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    • ICIQ, Tarragona, Spain
    • EFMC International Symposium on Advances in Synthetic & Medicinal Chemistry, Vienna, Austria
    • IMSAT-Tagung 2017, Goslar, Germany

    2016

    • University of Strathclyde, UK
    • University of Glasgow, UK
    • AstraZeneca, Mölndal, Sweden
    • Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland
    • University of Regensburg, Germany
    • Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
    • Excellence Cluster, Cells in Motion Seminar, WWU Münster, Germany
    • University of Barcelona, Spain
    • 20. ORCHEM Conference, Weimar, Germany (Plenary lecture)

    2015

    • Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Berlin, Germany
    • Newcastle University, UK
    • Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
    • University of Basel, Switzerland
    • Institut Européen de Chimie et de Biologie (IECB), Bordeaux, France
    • Université de Potiers, France
    • University of Strathclyde, UK

    2014

    •  CiM Chemical Biology Workshop, Münster, Germany.
    •  North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, Germany.
    •  BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
    •  University of St Andrews, Scotland.
    •  University of Namur, Belgium.
    •  Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.
    •  Bordeaux Fluorine Days symposium, France.
    •  A. Corbella Summer School on Organic Synthesis, Gargnano, Italy.
    •  Syngenta Crop Protection, Jealott’s Hill, UK.
    •  Process Net-Working Party “Kinetics and Reaction Mechanisms”, Frankfurt, Germany. 

    2013

    •   ICIQ, Tarragona, Spain
    •   University of Cologne, Germany
    •   ESC CNRS, Caen, France
    •   Syngenta Symposium “Fluorine in Organic Chemistry”, Stein, Switzerland
    •   Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
    •   AstraZeneca, Mölndal, Sweden
    •   IRTG Meeting, WWU Münster, Germany

    2012

    • Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München, Germany.
    • Fluorine Graduate School Seminar, Berlin, Germany.
    • University of Liverpool, UK.
    • University of Marburg, Germany.
    • Fluorine Graduate School Seminar, Berlin, Germany.
    • American Chemical Society Spring Meeting, San Diego, USA.

    2011

    • University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
    • University of Valencia, Spain.
    • Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany.
    • RSC Heterocyclic & Synthesis Group Meeting, Astra Zeneca, UK (Plenary lecture).
    • RSC Fluorine Meeting, University of Aberdeen, UK (keynote speaker).
    • Umeå University, Sweden.
    • University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    • RSC Fluorine Meeting, University of Aberdeen, UK.
    • BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
    • Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
    • University of Groningen, Netherlands.
    • University of Nottingham, UK.
    • The 46th Bürgenstock Conference, Brunnen, Switzerland.
    • Swiss Young Faculty Meeting, University of Bern, Switzerland.
    • Universite Paris XI, France.
    • Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI, France.
    • Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
    • University of Durham, UK.
    • University of Geneva, Switzerland.
    • SCS Syngenta Symposium: Modern Catalysis, Stein, Switzerland.

    2010

    • Basel Chemical Society Christmas Lecture, University of Basel, Switzerland.
    • Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland.
    • AstraZeneca, Mölndal, Sweden. (2 lectures plus a 3 lecture course on organo-fluorine chemistry)
    • Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Spain.
    • Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland.
    • Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

    2009

    • Student Christmas Lecture, ETH Zurich.
    • University of Münster, Germany.
    • University of Zurich, Switzerland.
    • ETH Zurich, Switzerland.