Joan Mayol Llinàs


Joan obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Barcelona in 2013. He spent his final year in the Department of Physical Chemistry. His project was focused on the development of computational techniques for the study of CDK4 inhibitors.

In 2014, he obtained a distinction in his master's degree in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath. His master's research project was focused on the synthesis and testing of a novel antibiotic for treating MRSA.

Joan's PhD is focused on the development of CNS-relevant molecular scaffolds and it is supported by the University of Leeds 110 Anniversary Research Scholarship and by the industrial collaborator Takeda.

Research interests

Joan Mayol Llinàs, Adam Nelson, William Farnaby and Andrew Ayscough, Assessing Molecular Scaffolds for CNS Drug Discovery, Drug Discov. Today, 2017, 22, 965-969

Joan Mayol Llinàs, William Farnaby and Adam Nelson, Modular Synthesis of Thirty Lead-like Scaffolds Suitable for CNS Drug Discovery, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 12345-12348