Dr Andrew Boa

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences


+44 (0) 1482 465022

Dr Andrew Boa is a senior lecturer in chemistry.



Research Interests

  • Bioorganic/medicinal chemistry
  • Sporopollenin


Wang Y, Len T, Huang Y, Diego Taboada A, Boa A N, Ceballos C, Delbecq F, Mackenzie G, and Len C, 'Sulfonated Sporopollenin as an Efficient and Recyclable Heterogeneous Catalyst for Dehydration of D-Xylose and Xylan into Furfural', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 5, pp 392-398, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b01780 (2017)

De Souza S P, Bassut J, Alvarez H M, Junior I I, Miranda L S M, Huang Y, Mackenzie G, Boa A N, de Souza R O M A, 'Sporopollenin as an Efficient Green Support for Covalent Immobilisation of a Lipase', Catalysis Science & Technology, 5, pp 3130-3136, DOI: 10.1039/c4cy01682c (2015)

Diego-Taboada A, Maillet L, Banoub J, Lorch M, Rigby A S, Boa A N, Atkin S L and Mackenzie G, 'Protein-Free Microcapsules Obtained from Plant Spores as a Model for Drug Delivery: Ibuprofen Encapsulation, Release and Taste Masking’, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 1, pp 707-713, DOI:10.1039/C2TB00228K (2013)

Chen G L, Zeng B, Eastmond S, Elsenussi S E, Boa A N and Xu S Z, 'Differential Effect of Fenamate Analogues, Econazole and 2-APB on TRPM2 Channels', British Journal of Pharmacology, 167, pp 1232-1243, DOI: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2012.02058.x (2012)

Sadofsky L R, Boa A N, Maher S A, Birrell M A, Belvisi M G and Morice A H, 'TRPA1 is Activated by Direct Addition of Cysteine Residues to the N-hydroxysuccinyl Esters of Acrylic and Cinnamic Acids', Pharmacological Research, 63, pp 30-36, DOI:10.1016/j.phrs.2010.11.004 (2011)

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Research PhDs

Dr Boa welcomes applications for postgraduate supervision in his areas of expertise.

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc
  • DPhil (York)