Bradley Research Group Member: Mark Bradley

Principal Investigator – Professor Mark Bradley

Curriculum Vitae – Professor Mark Bradley FRSE, FRSC

Professor Bradley is currently Professor of High-Throughput Chemical Biology in the School of Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh.

After gaining a First class Honours B. Sc. Degree in Chemistry with Distinction in Biochemistry, he carried out a D. Phil under the supervision of Professor Sir J. E. Baldwin FRS – both at the University of Oxford. On gaining both a Lindemann Trust and SERC/NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships, he continued with postdoctoral work under Professor C. T. Walsh at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA (1989-1991) before moving to the University of Southampton as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. In 1997 he was awarded a Professorship in Combinatorial Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton where he founded the Combinatorial Centre of Excellence. He continued to direct this centre until moving to Edinburgh in 2005.

Over the past 10 years, Mark has been invited to speak at over 250 lectures, meetings and conferences. As well as academic lectures, Mark also gives public service and educational lectures. In addition, Mark has been the main organiser and on the organising committee of several international conferences.


Of the many prizes and awards Mark has won, the most recent include:

  • 2010 – Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2009 – SCS Award of the Society of Combinatorial Sciences. Awarded for the most significant scientific and technological advancement in the field of combinatorial sciences over the past 4 years.
  • 2008 – Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Elected to the Fellowship of Scotland’s National Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • 2008 – Merck Frosst Lecturer at the Chemistry Department, University of Waterloo,Ontario, Canada. The Merck Lecture is sponsored by Merck Frosst (Montreal) with lectures at the company site in addition to the Chemistry Department at the University of Waterloo.
  • 2007 – Novartis Chemistry Lectureship Award. “This award was created to honour individuals for outstanding contributions in natural product synthesis and the development of synthetic methodology. The focus of the lectures is on synthetic organic chemistry to enhance the exposure of the Navartis chemical community to cutting edge chemistry”. The lectures are given at carious Novartis research sites around the world throughout a selected year
  • 2006 – Netherlands Science Foundation, Sigma-Aldrich Lectureship, Netherlands
  • 2004 – Leo-Lectureship of Leo Pharma/TU Denmark
  • 2003 – Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science, Van’t Hoff lectureship prize