Prof Terry Smith:

Prof Terry Smith

Prof Terry Smith
Biomolecular Sciences Building
University of St Andrews
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9ST

tel: 01334-463412
fax: 01334 462595
room: B310

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1) Biosynthesis and uptake of phospholipids in protozoan parasites.


2) The enzymology of biosynthetic enzymes in parasites.


3) Lipidomics and focussed metabolomics of pathogens.


4) Carbohydrate synthesis and “simple” chemistry towards drugs for neglected disease.


5) Structure, function & biosynthesis of parasite glycoconjugates including GPI anchors.



Professor Terry K. Smith is a reader in both the school of chemistry and the school of biology at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His research utilizes a wide range of disciplines to genetically and chemically validate drug targets involved in lipid metabolism of protozoan parasites that cause neglected tropical diseases such as African sleeping sickness and American Trypanosomiasis.

An interview with Terry by the International Innovation magazine can be found here.

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Recent Publications:

Recent publications

5  (of 144 published available) for tks1. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2019 (3)
Bioorganic Chemistry
vol.84 pp.98-105
2018 (22/10)
PLoS Pathogens
Branched late-steps of the cytosolic iron-sulphur cluster assembly machinery of Trypanosoma brucei
Priscila Peña-Diaz, Alexander C. Haindrich, Somsuvro Basu, Eva Kriegová, Antonio J. Pierik, Roland Lill, Stuart MacNeill, Terry K Smith, Julius LukeÅ¡ 
2018 (13/4)
ACS Infectious Diseases
vol.4 pp.560-567
Design and synthesis of broad spectrum trypanosomatid selective inhibitors
Elizabeth Frances Bungay King, Lindsay Tulloch, Eoin Rory Gould, Terry K Smith, Gordon John Florence 
Keywords: Trypanosomatid, Natural Products, Drug Design, Chemical Tools, Photo-affinity