dr. L.G. (Lech) Milroy - Expertise
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After a year’s internship (1999-2000) working in a materials science group at Pfizer, Sandwich, UK, Lech-Gustav (Lech) Milroy (1981) studied Chemistry with Industrial Experience at the University of Edinburgh and received his MChem degree with first class honors in 2004. As part of the MChem degree program, Lech completed an industrial placement (2002-2003) at Astra Zeneca, Reims, France working on a kinase related drug discovery program. Lech then went on to obtain a PhD degree in 2008 under the guidance of prof. Steven V. Ley CBE FRS at the University of Cambridge, where his thesis work focused on the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of natural product-inspired small molecules. Subsequently, Lech received an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship in 2008 and moved to the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, Germany to work with Profs. Herbert Waldmann and Hans-Dieter Arndt on the diverted total synthesis of molecular tools derived from complex natural products targeting the actin cytoskeleton. From 2010 to 2012, Lech worked as a postdoc in the Chemical Biology group at the TU/e where he was appointed assistant professor end of 2012. Lech’s research focuses on the synthesis of biologically active small molecules with various applications: for drug development, as chemical tools to elucidate the inner workings of the cell, and for the development of new nanomaterials. Lech also lectures on Bachelor’s level bio-organic chemistry and Master’s level organic chemistry.