Dr Siobhan Wills

Dr Siobhan Wills

School of Chemistry

Siobhán completed her BSc International (Hons) in Chemistry and French at the University of Western Australia (UWA). She then continued her studies at UWA, completing a PhD in carbohydrate chemistry under the supervision of A/Prof Keith Stubbs. After her PhD, she headed to Frankfurt, Germany, and joined the research department of Bayer Crop Science as a postdoctoral researcher, before returning to Australia to take up a position as a Lecturer in the School of Chemistry at UNSW.

At UNSW, her focus is on chemistry education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She still has a keen interest in carbohydrate chemistry and small molecule synthesis is a secondary research focus.

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  • Journal articles | 2018
    Wills SS; Raston CL; Stubbs KA, 2018, 'Integrating thin film microfluidics in developing a concise synthesis of DGJNAc: A potent inhibitor of α-N-acetylgalctosaminidases', Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol. 28, pp. 3748 - 3751, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2018.10.015
    Journal articles | 2017
    Anandan A; Evans GL; Condic-Jurkic K; O'Mara ML; John CM; Phillips NJ; Jarvis GA; Wills SS; Stubbs KA; Moraes I; Kahler CM; Vrielink A, 2017, 'Structure of a lipid A phosphoethanolamine transferase suggests how conformational changes govern substrate binding', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 114, pp. 2218 - 2223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1612927114
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sato M; Liebschner D; Yamada Y; Matsugaki N; Arakawa T; Wills SS; Hattie M; Stubbs KA; Ito T; Senda T; Ashida H; Fushinobu S, 2017, 'The first crystal structure of a family 129 glycoside hydrolase from a probiotic bacterium reveals critical residues and metal cofactors', Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 292, pp. 12126 - 12138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M117.777391