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Dr Annamaria Lilienkampf

Dr Annamaria Lilienkampf

Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

Room 225

University of Edinburgh
Joseph Black Building
David Brewster Road

Research Interests

Chemical Biology, Bioorthogonal Chemistry, Intracellular Chemistry, Optical Imaging


  1. Geng, J.; Li, W.; Zhang, Y.; Thottappillil, N.; Clavadetscher, J.; Lilienkampf, A.; Bradley, M. Radical Polymerisation inside living cells. Nature Chemistry, 2019, 11, 578–586
  2. Cherukaraveedu, D.; Cowling, P. T.;   Birch, G. P.;  Bradley, M.; Lilienkampf, A. Solid-Phase Synthesis of Biocompatible N-Heterocyclic Carbene–Pd Catalysts Using a Sub-monomer Approach, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/c9ob00716d
  3. Neumann, K.; Gambardella, A.; Lilienkampf, A.; Bradley, M. Tetrazine-mediated bioorthogonal prodrug–prodrug activation. Chemical Science2018, 9, 7198–7203
  4. Staderini, M.; Gambardella, A.; Lilienkampf, A.; Bradley, M. A Tetrazine-labile vinyl ether benzyloxycarbonyl protecting group (VeZ): An orthogonal tool for solid-phase peptide chemistry. Organic Letters, 2018, 20, 3170–3173
  5. Clavadetscher, J.; Indrigo, E.; Chankeshwara,S.V.; A. Lilienkampf, A.; Bradley, M. In-Cell Dual Drug Synthesis by Cancer-Targeting Palladium Catalysts. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 6864–6868
  6. Clavadetscher, J.; Hoffmann, S.; Lilienkampf, A.; Mackay, L.; Yusop, R.M.; Rider, S.A.; Mullins, J.J; Bradley, M. Copper catalysis in living systems and in situ drug synthesis. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 15662–15666
  7. Akram, A. R.; Avlonitis, N.; Lilienkampf, A.; Perez-Lopez, A. M.; McDonald, N.; Chankeshwara, S. V.; Scholefield, E.; Haslett, C.; Bradley, M.; Dhaliwal, K. A Labelled-Ubiquicidin Antimicrobial Peptide for Immediate In Situ Optical Detection of Live Bacteria in Human Alveolar Lung Tissue. Chemical Science 2015, 6(12), 6971–6979