Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Visiting Professor



+44 (0)20 7594 0730i.wilson




102Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Prof. Wilson holds the Chair in Drug Metabolism and Molecular Toxicology.

Ian Wilson trained as a biochemist at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, going on to a PhD at Keele University on insect moulting hormones. After this he worked in the Pharmaceutical industry, most recently as a Senior Principal Scientist in the Dept of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics at the AstraZeneca Research site at Alderley Park in Cheshire (UK), joining Imperial College in 2012. He is the author, or co-author, of some 480 papers or reviews, and has received a number of awards in separation and analytical science from the Royal Society of Chemistry, including the Gold Medal of the Analytical Division (2005) and most recently the Knox Medal of the RSC Separation Science Group (2012). He received the Jubilee Medal of the Chromatographic Society in 1994 and gave the inaugural Desty Memorial lecture for Innovation in Separation Science in1996. His research is directed towards the development of hyphenated techniques in chromatography and their application to problems in drug metabolism, toxicology and metabonomics



Virgiliou C, Theodoridis G, Wilson ID, et al., 2021, Quantification of endogenous aminoacids and aminoacid derivatives in urine by hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, Journal of Chromatography A, Vol:1642, ISSN:0021-9673, Pages:1-13

Lennon S, Hughes CJ, Muazzam A, et al., 2021, High-Throughput Microbore Ultrahigh-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Ion Mobility-Enabled-Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics Methodology for the Exploratory Analysis of Serum Samples from Large Cohort Studies., J Proteome Res, Vol:20, Pages:1705-1715

Letertre MPM, Myridakis A, Whiley L, et al., 2021, A targeted ultra performance liquid chromatography - Tandem mass spectrometric assay for tyrosine and metabolites in urine and plasma: Application to the effects of antibiotics on mice, Journal of Chromatography B-analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences, Vol:1164, ISSN:1570-0232

Wilson ID, Theodoridis G, Virgiliou C, 2021, A perspective on the standards describing mass spectrometry-based metabolic phenotyping (metabolomics/metabonomics) studies in publications., J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci, Vol:1164

Smith KM, Wilson ID, Rainville PD, 2021, Sensitive and Reproducible Mass Spectrometry-Compatible RP-UHPLC Analysis of Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle and Related Metabolites in Biological Fluids: Application to Human Urine, Analytical Chemistry, Vol:93, ISSN:0003-2700, Pages:1009-1015

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