About 

Biography 

Dr Stephen Hilton was appointed as an associate Professor at UCL in 2018, prior to which he was a senior lecturer at UCL School of Pharmacy in July 2016. He started his academic career as an RCUK Academic Fellowship in Cancer Chemotherapy at the London School of Pharmacy following his appointment in October 2008. He graduated in Chemistry with Management from King’s College London in 1996 which was followed by a PhD in Organic Chemistry at King’s College and at Kingston University under the supervision of Professor Keith Jones. Subsequently he worked as a postdoctoral researcher under Professor William Motherwell at University College London for 4 years. This was followed by a two year postdoctoral fellowship at The Institute of Cancer Research working with Professor Ted McDonald, Professor Keith Jones and Dr Ian Collins on a range of anticancer drug discovery projects.

Stephen Hilton

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
 
Phone:

+44(0)207 7535 804

Email:

s.hilton@ucl.ac.uk

Address:

UCL School of Pharmacy

29-39 Brunswick Square

London

WC1N 1AX

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EDUCATION
2002

PhD

Synthetic Chemistry 

Kingston University

1993

BSc

Chemistry with Management 

King's College

RESPONSIBILITIES 
  • Member of the Athena Swan Committee

  • Development of new departmental safety rules for Chemistry with higher COSHH compliance

  • Electronic laboratory notebooks and chemical inventories

  • Implementation of 3D printing in MSc drug discovery

  • Outreach to Schools via STEMNET with enhanced CRB check for working with children

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Robotics for chemical Synthesis

  • Polymer Development

  • Virtual Reality Based teaching 

  • Development of novel HIF-1 agents for the treatment of cancer;

  • Synthesis of novel memory enhancing agents for the dementia and Alzheimer’s disease;

  • Antiviral agents that target lentiviruses such as HIV and FIV;

  • Novel non-toxic radical chemistry for the synthesis of tricyclic and spirocyclic heterocycles;

  • New methods for the prevention of HIV infection;

  • 3-Dimensional printing for novel therapies;

  • 3-Dimensional printing in chemical synthesis

TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Project supervisor: 4th year internal and Erasmus project students

  • Teacher to 1st and 4th year undergraduates and MSc drug discovery students; 1st Year

  • Spectroscopy; 4th Year Options and MSc: Drug Discovery and MSc Pharmacognosy - chemical synthesis lectures

  • Practical classes to 1st and 2nd year students (synthesis and analysis)

  • Problem sessions for PhD and postdoctoral researchers in all groups at UCL School of Pharmacy

  • Sessions also involve career development for students via CV preparation and presentation skills

CURRENT COLLABORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
  • Development of new therapies for the treatment of FIV with Professor Hofmann-Lehmann, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • Development of novel compounds for the treatment of memory disorders: Dr Arnaud Ruiz, UCL

UCL School of Pharmacy
29-39 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AX

© 2017 STEPHEN HILTON GROUP. 

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