Advisory Board Member

Professor Peter Hylands

PhD, Head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Director of the Centre for Natural Medicines Research, King’s College London

Peter is the Head of the Pharmacy Department & Joint Head of Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London.

Professor Hylands started his career with academic appointments in the University of Strasbourg, as a Royal Society European Fellow, and then in the University of London. His special research interest has always been natural products in medicine. He joined the commercial world in 1988 as Director of Chemistry and then Research Director of biopharmaceutical companies in the UK and the USA. He has consulted for the United Nations and Commonwealth Science Council. He has worked or collaborated with institutions on every continent regarding natural medicines and natural product research and development. He serves on a number of boards, advisory boards and government committees and is currently Joint Head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London. He teaches organic chemistry, including the application of spectroscopy to structural studies, and pharmacognosy for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His current research emphasises the application of chemometrics and emerging biotechnologies to the problems of standardisation and quality control of plant medicines. He has a research group in the Centre for Natural Medicines Research, King’s College London of which he is Director.