James Southwell

Dr. James Southwell
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Chimie ParisTech
PSL University
Institute of Chemistry for Life and Health Sciences
Laboratory for Inorganic Chemical Biology
+33 1 85 78 41 53

James was born in Leicester, UK. He completed his master’s degree in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at the University of York, with a year in industry at pharmaceutical company Redx Pharma. After this, he continued at the University of York to do a PhD under the supervision of Profs. Duhme-Klair and Wilson researching bio-orthogonal catalysts for the activation of antibiotics within bacterial cells.

James is now a PDRA in the Gasser group working on the synthesis of bio-molecule conjugates for uses in cancer therapy.

In his spare time, he enjoys badminton, football, and socialising.


2019:    Poster Prize: International Symposium for Bioorganometallic Chemistry.


[1]       Southwell, J. W.; Herman, R.; Raines, D. J.; Clarke, J. E.; Böswald, I.; Dreher, T.; Gutenthaler, S. M.; Schubert, N.; Seefeldt, J.; Metzler-Nolte, N.; Thomas, G. H.; Wilson, K. S.; Duhme-Klair, A.-K., Chem. Eur. J. 2022, e202202536.

[2]       Southwell, J. W.; Black, C. M.; Duhme-Klair A.-K. ChemMedChem 2021, 16, 1063.

[3]     Sanderson, T. J.; Black, C. M.; Southwell, J. W.; Wilde, E. J.; Pandey, A.; Herman, R.; Thomas, G. H.; Boros, E.; Duhme-Klair, A.-K.; Routledge, A. ACS Infect. Dis. 2020, 6(9), 2532–2541.