Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Senior NMR Spectroscopist

Dept of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386778


Tim Woodman



  • BSc Hons (1st) Inorganic Chemistry, University of Warwick 1994
  • PhD Inorganic Chemistry, University of Warwick 1998
  • Royal Society Visiting Fellow, Auckland University, New Zealand 1998-1999
  • Post Doctoral Research Officer, University of Leeds, UK, 1999-2000
  • Post Doctoral Research Officer, University of East Anglia, UK, 2000-2005
  • NMR Spectroscopist, University of Bath, UK, 2005 -

Research Interests

  • The role of alpha methyl acyl CoA racemase (AMACR/P504S) in prostate cancer. AMACR is an enzyme that is over-expressed in all cases of prostate cancer, and is currently of interest both as a better marker for the disease than the current prostate specific antigen (PSA) test and also as a potential target for inhibition by drug molecules. With Dr Matthew Lloyd, our research group of two PhD students is exploring the molecular biology of AMACR and attempting to identify high-throughput screening methods that will allow the isolation of potential inhibitors for this enzyme.
  • Use of diffusion ordered NMR spectroscopy (DOSY) and PCA to characterise complex mixtures. DOSY can be applied to complex mixtures to enable the identification of individual compounds with the population. PCA is a technique where large amounts of data are reduced to a set of more simple components, providing much information on how similar (or different) further samples are from these components. Projects involving these techniques include the characterization of seized drug samples and the properties and origins of wines and whiskies.  


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