Prof. David R. Spring

Associate Editor

Department of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Scientific career

2011 Reader at the University of Cambridge.
2008 Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge.
2006 University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge.
2006 – 2011 EPSRC Advanced Fellow at the University of Cambridge.
2001 – 2006 BBSRC David Phillips Fellow at the University of Cambridge.
1999 – 2001 Postdoc with Stuart Schreiber at Harvard University as Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow and Fulbright Scholar.
1998 D.Phil. for work on the proposed biosynthesis of the manzamine alkaloids under the supervision of Sir Jack Baldwin, University of Oxford.
1995 B.A. and M.A. in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.


Research areas

His group use organic synthesis to make small molecules that can be utilized to understand and exploit biological systems. Current research projects are:

* Diversity-Oriented Synthesis
* Synthetic Methodology
* Protein–Protein Interactions
* Quorum Sensing
* New Antibiotics
* Molecular Therapeutics


Thematic issue

Prof. Spring edited the thematic issue in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry:

Antibacterials, bacterial small molecule interactions and quorum sensing


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