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Professor Richard Taylor Highlights

Major Awards and Distinctions

  • Plenary Lecture at the 10th Eurasian Meeting on Heterocyclic Chemistry (EAMHC10), Bologna, Italy, 2019.
  • Plenary Lecture at OrgChem-TR4, International Conference in Antalya, Turkey, 2018.
  • UK Regional Editor of the international journal Tetrahedron, 1997-2018.
  • Member of Executive Board of Tetrahedron Publications, 1997 -2018.
  • Plenary Lecture at the Elsevier International Conference in Shanghai, China, 2016.
  • Head of Department, Chemistry, University of York, 2010-2015.
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry Award, 2012.
  • President of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2009-11.
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry Prize, 2008.
  • Pedler Lectureship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2006-07.
  • Inaugural President of the Organic Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2003-2004.
  • President of the Perkin Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2001-2003.
  • Chairman of the Royal Society of Chemistry Heterocyclic Group, 2000-2001.
  • Tilden Medallist and Lecturer of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 1999-2000.

Other distinctions

  • Organising Committee of Oxford/Cambridge International Synthesis Meeting, 1997-2007; Main Organiser of Cambridge Meeting, 7/2007.
  • Joint Editor-in-Chief, Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry III (13 Volumes), Elsevier, Publication, 4/07. 2007.
  • Senior Advisor to A-Star ICES Institute Singapore; Visits in 11/06 etc., 2006-2008
  • Assessor for SFI (Ireland) Research Grant Evaluation (2 day meetings, (Dublin), 2005 & 2006.
  • Undergraduate course examiner: Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Durham, Exeter, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, UCD Dublin, UC London, 2006 and earlier.
  • Visiting National Science Council Lecturer to Taiwan (lectures at Academia Sinica, National Taiwan University and NTNU), 2005
  • External Assessor and Presenter for the AstraZeneca Research Awards, 2005.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations II (7 Volumes), Elsevier, 2004.
  • RACI Visiting Lecturer (Plenaries in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne; Seminar in Canberra), 2004.
  • Visiting Professor, Catholique University of Louvain, Belgium, 2004.
  • Management Committee: Centre For Synthesis & Chemical Biology (CSCB, UCD, Dublin).