andrew-boa

Dr Andrew Boa

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of York)
  • PhD (University of York)

Summary

Education:

University of York, B.Sc. 1985-1988, and D.Phil., 1988-1991

Experience:

University of Leicester, PDRA. 1991-1993 and University of Leeds, PDRA, 1994-1995

Current post:

University of Hull as Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, 1995 – 2011, and Senior Lecturer since Oct 2011.

Undergraduate

Level 4: Substitution and elimination

Level 5: Stereochemistry; Bifunctional chemistry ; Year 2 organic laboratories

Level 6; P, S, Si and B chemistry; Biomolecules

Level 7: Advanced heterocyclic chemistry

Journal Article

N-cinnamoylanthranilates as human TRPA1 modulators: Structure-activity relationships and channel binding sites

Chandrabalan, A., McPhillie, M. J., Morice, A. H., Boa, A. N., & Sadofsky, L. R. (2019). N-cinnamoylanthranilates as human TRPA1 modulators: Structure-activity relationships and channel binding sites. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 170, 141-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2019.02.074

Sulfonated sporopollenin as an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for dehydration of D-xylose and xylan into furfural

Wang, Y., Len, T., Huang, Y., Diego Taboada, A., Boa, A. N., Ceballos, C., …Len, C. (2017). Sulfonated sporopollenin as an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for dehydration of D-xylose and xylan into furfural. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 5(1), 392-398. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b01780

Interconvertible geometric isomers of Plasmodium falciparum dihydroorotate dehydrogenase inhibitors exhibit multiple binding modes

McConkey, G. A., Bedingfield, P. T., Burrell, D. R., Chambers, N. C., Cunningham, F., Prior, T. J., …Boa, A. N. (2017). Interconvertible geometric isomers of Plasmodium falciparum dihydroorotate dehydrogenase inhibitors exhibit multiple binding modes. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 27(16), 3878-3882. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2017.06.052

Sporopollenin as an efficient green support for covalent immobilization of a lipase

de Souza, S. P., Bassut, J., Marquez, H. V., Junior, I. I., Miranda, L. S. M., Huang, Y., …de Souza, R. O. M. A. (2015). Sporopollenin as an efficient green support for covalent immobilization of a lipase. Catalysis science & technology, 5(6), 3130-3136. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cy01682c

Protein free microcapsules obtained from plant spores as a model for drug delivery: Ibuprofen encapsulation, release and taste masking

Diego-Taboada, A., Maillet, L., Banoub, J. H., Lorch, M., Rigby, A. S., Boa, A. N., …Mackenzie, G. (2013). 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(5), 707-713. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2tb00228k

Research interests

organic chemistry; bio-organic chemistry; medicinal chemistry; heterocyclic chemistry; unusual amino acids and peptidomimetics; sporopollenin.

Postgraduate supervision

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

Conference presentation

EuCheMS 2018 Conference (oral contribution)

2018 - 2018

‘Applications of surface-modified plant spore exines’, EuCheMS 2018, Liverpool, 26th - 30th August 2018.

RSC Chemical Biology and Bio-organic Group Postgraduate Symposium (conference poster)

2018 - 2018

Studies towards design of a potential therapeutic anticancer agent O. I. Adeniran*, A.N. Boa, C Ettelaie, and A Maraveyas, RSC Chemical Biology and Bio-organic Group Postgraduate Symposium, Leeds, 10th May 2018

Annual meeting of the British Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis (conference poster)

2018 - 2018

Design and analysis of small compounds to restrain the functions of tissue factor within tumour cells’ O. I. Adeniran*, M. A. Mohammad, A. Maraveyas, A. N. Boa, C. Ettelaie, Annual meeting of the British Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis, Warwick, 8-9th November 2018.

Presentation on the University of Hull as a potential recipient of Erasmus students (oral contribution)

2019 - 2019

A short presentation on the University of Hull (it's research and teaching, predominantly FOSE/FOHS) was made at the IUT Bethune, during their international meeting on the theme of “New Directions in International Cooperation” (March 21st-22nd, 2019) . Attendees came from Austria, Ireland, Poland, Romania and France.

ID Week 2018 (conference poster)

2018 - 2018

Conference presentation (by external collaborator) at "ID Week 2018" (San Francisco) October 3 - 7, 2018 The Role of Whole-Genome Sequencing in Characterizing the Mechanism of Action of Anti-Tuberculosis Compounds: Demonstrated With Para-Amino Salicylic Acid and Its Analogue Satta*, Witney, Ere (Hull), Disney (Hull), Begum, Ortiz , Ratledge (Hull), Boa (Hull), and McHugh Abstract published at Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 2018, Vol 5 (suppl_1), S286 and https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofy210.805

RSC Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group Postgraduate Symposium (conference poster)

2019 - 2019

Sulfonated sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs): A heterogeneous acid catalysts for the synthesis of di-substituted -benzimimdazoles S.F. Abimbade G. Mackenzie , A.N. Boa conference poster at the RSC Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group's 34th Annual Postgraduate Symposium held at Astra Zeneca, Macclesfield, 19 September 2019 .

ACS 2019 National Meeting & Exposition (oral contribution)

2019 - 2019

"Pollen solutions: a novel and green approach to water treatment" Presentations (oral and poster) were made by PhD student Aimilia Meichanetzoglou at the American Chemical Society (ACS) autumn meeting in San Diego (25/08/2019 to 29/08/2019). This meeting was attended by around 7500 academics/industrialists, 3000 students and 1000 exhibitors. Aimilia's talk was selected by the ACS as one of very few from hundreds to promote their event, and so she was able to hold a press conference (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2HsCpB6Wyg) and a promotional video was produced (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnC_Fdj4v2k) to promote the work.

Journée Technologique: "Agroressources & Construction" (oral contribution)

2019 - 2019

Invited oral contribution at the "Journée Technologique "Agroressources & Construction" (28/11/2019, at the IUT Béthune (France). Topic of presentation "Applications of surface-modified plant spore exines; water filtration-sporopollenin as a replacement for activated charcoal"

Royal Society of Biology (Yorkshire Branch) (oral contribution)

2019 - 2019

Oral presentation at the "Pollen solutions: a novel and green approach to water treatment" at annual Symposium of the Yorkshire Branch of the Royal Society of Biology meeting in Hull on 16th November 2019.

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

FHEA

2014

Other

Professeur Invité Université d'Artois

2018 - 2019

Invited by Université d'Artois for a visit to discuss common research projects with IUT Bethune, ENSAIT and Université d'Artois (visit November 2018).