The Wright Group

Chemical biology research

Research Interests

Our research interests are in developing creative chemical tools to understand biology and tackle important questions in health and disease. We synthesise chemical probes to detect and manipulate small molecule-protein interactions and modifications in live cells.
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Our group welcomes a new member, Pablo, who joins us as a postdoctoral fellow funded by Megan's EPSRC New Investigator Award. Pablo finished his PhD at the University of Leeds in 2019. Welcome Pablo!
Congratulations to Megan on receiving an ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award! These awards recognise young researchers in the field of infectious diseases. Megan will present the group's work at the Fall 2019 ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego.
Read more about the award here
Congratulations to Devon on winning the MedChemComm poster prize at Protein-Protein Interactions 2019!
Our group attended ABPP 2019 - Target Discovery and Visualisation using Chemical Probes - in the beautiful city of Leuven, Belgium. Congrats to Devon and James on their first poster presentations at an international conference!
BBSRC White Rose DTP and Wellcome Trust 4 Year PhD programme are now open for applications. Join the group to develop a new protein labelling method to study complexes in live cells! Deadline 7th January 2019.
Welcome to Jack White and Camran Ali! Jack is starting his PhD in the group, joining a Leverhulme Trust-funded project with Adam Nelson and Terry Smith. Camran is joining us for his final year MChem research project.


Thank you to our funders. The lab is currently primarily supported by the University of Leeds (University Academic Fellowship to Dr Wright) and an EPSRC New Investigator Award. We are also supported by the Leverhulme Trust and BBSRC.