Edward Anderson is currently the Head of Organic Chemistry, and a tutorial fellow at Jesus College.
Ed completed his B.A. at Oxford in 1997 (final year project with Prof. Harry Anderson FRS), then moved to Cambridge for his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Holmes FRS (1997-2001), on the synthesis and applications of medium-ring lactones and ethers. This was followed by an postdoctoral position with Prof. Erik J. Sorensen at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla CA funded by the Lindemann Trust, which culminated in the first total synthesis of the furanosteroid viridin (2001-2003).
He returned to the U.K. in 2003, taking up a Junior Research Fellowship at Homerton College, Cambridge, working with Prof. Ian Paterson FRS. Amongst other work, this led to the completion of the first total synthesis of the complex marine macrolide spirastrellolide A (2003-2007).
In 2007, he was appointed as an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow in Oxford, and took up a Lectureship at Jesus College, Oxford, in 2009. He was promoted to Full Professor position in 2016.
Outside of the lab, Ed attempts to maintain a level of athleticism through running, cycling and swimming; balanced robustly against the demands of his children, Owen and Zoë! His other interests include food (and drink), music, and allotments.