School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry is a new offshoot of the Chemistry division within the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL.

In 2011, Dr Gregory Chass (theoretical, spectroscopy) was appointed as a senior staff member to help build this section and to construct the Laboratory of Theoretical Chemistry. More Recently, Dr Devis Di Tommaso (theoretical) and Dr Maxie Roessler (spectroscopy, physical) have been recruited to assist.

This new group has been working together with established faculty members Professor Tony Vlcek (spectroscopy) and Dr Ali Zarbakhsh (physical) to forge collaborative projects spanning physical through (bio)organic chemistry.

Furthermore, recent recruits in other sections including Dr Matteo Palma (synthesis) and Dr Lilia Milanesi (synthesis) are active in forming cross-divisional projects and links to other disciplines.

This cross-pollination has central research foci in the following areas: hetero/homogeneous and organo-catalysis (Chass; Di Tommaso), colloids (Zarbakhsh), biological building blocks (Vlcek; Milanesi), radical chemistry (Chass, Roessler) and electron-transfer, amorphous materials (Chass; Di Tommaso).

Projects in these areas are being tackled with a mixture of theoretical and spectroscopic techniques (EPR, NMR, ultra-fast laser, AFM, coherent-THz, neutrons, muons), resulting in representative impacting research output:

Funding

The projects have been particularly successful in attracting domestic (EPSRC, STFC, RSC) and EU/international funding, to support studentships, fellowships and international exchange programs.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council logo Science and Technology Facilities Council logo Royal Society of Chemistry logo



Collaborations

Inter-division collaborations exist between Physical & Theoretical Chemistry and Catalysis & Synthesis (Watkinson), Physics (Dove) and Materials (Donnan), allowing for a wide-ranging access to equipment on-site and across the QMUL mile-end campus.

Facilities


Fig. 1 - The Laboratory of Theoretical Chemistry at QMUL

Several of the physical & theoretical chemistry faculty involved in these inter-division projects are long-time and expert users of large-scale facilities, including the ISIS, Diamond and CLF at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, Oxfordshire, UK in addition to EU-facilities such as the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France.

An influential portion of these success owe to the experimental-theoretical synergies at the heart of these projects, in which a unique hands-on approach is being undertaken in theoretical and computational chemistry. The dedicated Laboratory of Theoretical Chemistry was constructed and established to provide a central-hub where students, researchers and faculty can discuss and formulate ‘on-board’ solutions, prior to computing (Fig.1).


Fig.2 – The student-built and managed ‘in-house’ high-performance computing cluster within the division of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Subsequent in-silico modeling is carried-out on both commercial and in-house resources, with the latter being directed and managed by CHASS to provide practical training in the building and optimisation of back-end aspects of computing (Fig.2). Students in particular are advantaged by the hands-on approach to constructing and installing their own computational platforms, towards most effective use and management of resources. This highly cost-effective solution to training and computing is unique in the UK and a rarity worldwide.

 

Members

Go to our research page to see a full list of all staff in our school.

NamePositionhide DepartmentDepartmenthide Research groupResearch groupInterests
Abrahams, Dr Isaac Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry (no group)   Solid State Structural Chemistry, Ionically Conducting Solids, BIMEVOX
Aksentijevic, Dr Dunja Lecturer in Physiology/Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry (no group)  

Cardiac metabolism in health and disease, Role of inflammation in cardiac metabolic remodelling, Mitochondrial biology, Cardiac energetics 

Arseniyadis, Dr Stellios Reader in Organic Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Synthesis and Catalysis Synthesis and Catalysis  Asymmetric catalysis - Bio-hybrid catalysis - C-H activation - Synthetic methodology development - Natural product synthesis
Barros, Dr Mario Dos Reis Lecturer Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Computational biology, Evolution, Molecular evolution, Phylogenetics, Population genetics
Bessant, Prof. Conrad Professor of Bioinformatics Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Software Development, Data Integration
Beyer, Dr Frederike Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology    

Cognitive neuroscience, Social cognition, Sense of agency, Emotional reactivity 

Bray, Dr Christopher Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Synthesis and Catalysis   Organic Chemistry, Total Synthesis, Synthetic Methodology
Brennan, Dr Caroline Reader in Molecular Genetics Biological and Experimental Psychology   Neurobiology and Behaviour Neurobiology and Behaviour Genetics and Psychiatric Disease, Biology and Motivated Behaviours, Cognition, Attention
Buggs, Dr Richard Professor of Evolutionary Genomics Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Tree, Genomics, Ash Dieback, Evolution, Ecology, Genetics
Cambeiro, Dr Xacobe Lecturer in Organic Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Synthesis and Catalysis   Sustainable chemistry, Photoredox, Iron, reductive couplings, Base metal catalysis
Caudron, Dr Fabrice Lecturer in Microbiology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology      Asymmetric cell division, Mnemon/prion, protein aggregation, Cellular memory, Yeast genetics
Chass, Dr Gregory Reader in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry
Chittka, Prof Lars Professor of Sensory and Behavioural Ecology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Sensory Systems, Comparative Cognition, Insect Learning and Memory, Animal Navigation
Clare, Dr Elizabeth Senior Lecturer Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Ecological Genomics, Molecular Food Webs, Bats, Mammals, Systematics, Species Interactions
Clayton, Prof David Professor of Neuroscience Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Evolution and Genetics + Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Evolution and Genetics

Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Behavioural Genomics, Comparative Cognition, Vocal Communication, Learning and Memory
Clyne, Dr Rosemary Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology   (no group)   Biomedical Science, Cell Division, Cell Cycle, Genetics, Enzymes
Crespo-Otero, Dr Rachel Lecturer in Computational Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Computational Chemistry, Excited States, Photochemistry, Non-adiabatic Dynamics
Curran, Dr Brendan Senior Lecturer Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Eukaryotes, Heat Shock Response, Reactive Oxygen Species
Darbari, Dr Vidya Lecturer in Structural Biology Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)    X-ray, Crystallography, Electron microscopy, Protein-protein interaction, Ribonucleoprotein complex, Gene regulation
De Falco, Dr Giulia Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology) Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Viruses, microRNAs, Cancer, Gene Expression
Dennis, Dr Jayne Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Genomics, Cancer, Precision Medicine, Biomedical Science, Gene Expression
Devis, Dr Di Tommaso Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Computational Chemistry, Density Functional Theory, Molecular Dynamics, Polymorphism, Crystal Nucleation
Di Bernardi Luft, Dr Caroline Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology (no group)   Advanced EEG/fMRI methods - Learning - Creativity - Psychophysiology - Transcranial current brain simulation
Draviam-Sastry, Dr Viji Reader (Associate Professor) Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Video Microscopy - Cell division - Cancer Biology - Aneuploidy - Human cell biology   
Duffy, Dr Christopher Lecturer in Cellular and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Light-harvesting, Photosynthesis, Computational Biology, Molecular physics, Xanthophylls
Eilola, Dr Tiina Senior Lecturer (Psychology) Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology Biological Psychology Bilingualism, Emotions, Attention, Word Recognition
Eizaguirre, Dr Christophe Reader Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Aquatic Ecology + Evolution and Genetics Aquatic Ecology

Evolution and Genetics
Aquatic Ecology, Climate Change, Conservation Genetics, Evolutionary Ecology, Fish, Marine Turtles
Elphick, Prof Maurice Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics + Neurobiology and Behaviour Evolution and Genetics

Physiology, Neuroscience, Evolution, Neuropeptide, Echinoderm, Cannabinoid
Engl, Dr Christoph Lecturer in Microbiology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology  (no group)   

Molecular cell biology, Bacterial adaptation, Ribosome function, Bacterial plant-growth promotion, Single-cell & single-molecule imaging

Emery, Dr Nathan Senior Lecturer Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Animal Cognition, Creativity, Innovative Problem-Solving, Gaze Following
Eyice-Broadbent, Dr Ozge Lecturer in Molecular Microbial Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Microbial ecology - Biogeochemistry - Ecosystem function - Microbial diversity
Ezcurra, Dr Marina Lecturer in Neurobiology Cell and Molecular Biology   Neurobiology and Behaviour   

Microbiota, ageing, behavior, neural circuits, C. elegans 

Faulkes, Dr Chris Reader in Evolutionary Ecology Organismal Biology   Evolution and Genetics + Neurobiology and Behaviour

Neurobiology and Behaviour

African Mole-rats, Naked Mole-rat, Social Evolution, Comparative Sociogenomics, Rodent Phylogeography, Social suppression of reproduction
Foka, Dr Sevasti Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology (no group)   Work and Organizational Psychology, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Wellbeing
Fornili, Dr Arianna Lecturer in Computational Organic Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis + Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Structural Biology and Photosynthesis

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Computational Chemistry, Molecular Dynamics, Protein Conformational Changes, Cardiac Muscle, Molecular Modelling
Frantz, Dr Laurent Lecturer in Molecular Genetics/Infomatics Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Evolution, Genetics, Speciation, Domestication
Garnett, Dr James Early Career Researcher Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Xray Crystallography, NMR, Molecular Microbiology, Secretion Systems, Biofilms
Giordano, Dr Cristina Reader in Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Metallic ceramics - Nanostructures - Metal nitrides - Carbides
Hadfield, Dr Kristin Lecturer in Positive Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology  (no group)    Resilience, Wellbeing, Child development, Family processes, Mental health 
Hanke, Dr Guy Senior Lecturer in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology   (no group)   Photosynthesis, Electron transport, Protein-protein interaction, Cell biology,
Synthetic biology
Hannon, Dr Emily Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology   (no group)   Cognitive Neuroscience, Attention/Inattention, Perception, Memory
Hanson, Dr China Lecturer in Molecular Microbial Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Microbial diversity - Biogeography - Phage - Ecology - Dispersal - Marine
Heathcote, Prof Peter Professor of Biochemistry Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Photosynthesis, Respiratory Chain Complexes, Tetrapyrrole Biosynthesis, Electron Transfer
Henry, Dr Lee Senior Lecturer Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Bacterial symbiosis, Insect ecology and evolution, Evolutionary genetics, Molecular evolution, Adaptation, Microbial ecology
Hone, Dr David Senior Lecturer Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Fossils, Paleontology, Ecology, Behaviour, Sexual Selection, Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs, Archosaurs, Predator-Prey Interactions, Body Size
Howell, Dr Lesley Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Synthesis and Catalysis   Protein-proetin and protein-DNA interactions, GPCRs, Solid-phase peptide synthesis, Organic synthesis
Hurd, Dr Paul Senior Lecturer in Epigenetics Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Neurobiology and Behaviour Neurobiology and Behaviour  Epigenetics, Genetics, Genomics, Phenotype, Environment
Janes, Dr Bob Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structure-function, Polypeptide Toxins, Bioinformatics, 2struc, PCDDB, SRCD Spectroscopy, Circular Dichroism
Jones, Dr Chris Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry   Synthesis and Catalysis Synthesis and Catalysis Organic Synthesis, Methodology, Catalysis, Reactive Intermediates, C-H functionalisation
J Iwan, Dr Jones Head of the River Communities Group Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Freshwater Ecology, Community Structure, Food Webs, Invertabrates, Algae, Plants
Jones, Dr Janelle Lecturer Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Identity, Social Connections, Resilience, Health and Wellbeing, Stigma
Keers, Dr Robert Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology Biological Psychology Psychiatric genetics - Gene-environment interaction - Resilience - Health and Wellbeing - Pharmacogenomics - Personalized medicine
Knell, Dr Rob Reader in Evolutionary Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Ecology, Evolution, Infectious Disease, Parasite, Immunity, Sexual Selection
Kratina, Dr Pavel Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology, Food Webs, Climate Change, Ecosystem Function, Conservation, Evolutionary Ecology
Lachlan, Dr Robert Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Animal Communication, Cultural Evolution, Birdsong, Bioacoustics, Social Learning
Le Comber, Dr Steven Senior Lecturer Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Computer Models, Evolutionary Ecology, Epidemiology, Geographic profiling, Mathematical models, Spatial patterns
Lebrasseur, Dr Nathalie Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Organic Chemistry, Synthesis, Flow Chemistry, Hypervalent Iodine Reagents
Leitch, Prof. Andrew Professor of Plant Genetics Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Polyploidy, Cytogenetics, Plant Genomics, Stoichiogenomics, Nicotiana, Ecology, Evolution
Maconochie, Dr Mark Reader in Biomedical Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Genetics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science
Main, Dr Ewan Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Biochemistry, Molecular Biophysics, Repeat Proteins, Protein Folding
Mareschal, Dr Isabelle Senior Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Gaze, Human Perception, Attention, Social Neuroscience

Martin, Dr Chema

Lecturer in Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology     

Evolution, Developmental biology, Marine biology, Invertebrates

Michael, Dr Tony Professor in Reproductive Biology Organismal Biology   (no group)   Reproduction, Steroid Biochemistry, Endocrine, Cortisol
Mullineaux, Prof Conrad Professor of Microbiology, Head of Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Photosynthesis, Electron Transport, Cyanobacteria, Fluorescence Imaging, Membrane Dynamics, Bacterial Cell Biology
Nield, Dr Jon Senior Lecturer in Structural Biology, Principal Research Fellow Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Computer image-processing, 3D macromolecular modelling, Photosynthesis, Medicine
Nielsen, Dr Christian Academic Fellow Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Organic electronics, Organic bioelectronics, Semiconducting polymers, Materials chemistry
Nichols, Prof Richard

Professor of Evolutionary Genetics

Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Genetics, Evolution, Virology, Genomics
O'Callaghan, Dr Rachel

Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Biomedical Science

Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Physiology, Medicine, Biomedical Science
Osman, Dr Magda Reader in Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Neurobiology and Behaviour   Decision Making, Agency and Control, Unconscious Processes, Parksinson's Disease
Pachol, Dr Anna Lecturer in Maths         Quantum gravity, Quantum space-times, Hopf algebroids, noncommunitive geometry
Palacios, Dr Isabel Lecturer in Cell Biology Cell and Molecular Biology   (no group)     
Palma, Dr Matteo Reader in Nanoscience Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Nanotechnology, Single-molecule, Molecular Electronics, Supramolecular, Nanobiotechnology, Materials
Paredes, Dr Ursula

Lecturer in Neurobiology and Genetics

Cell and Molecular Biology         
Pettit, Dr Sophie Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology  Biological and Experimental Psychology     

Mental health, Psychiatric care, Psychological therapy, Age factors

Pickersgill, Prof Richard Professor of Structural Biology, Head of School Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology, Protein Crystallography, Synthetic Biology, Enzymes, Cobalamin, Biosynthesis, Bacterial Microcompartments
Pluess, Dr Michael Professor of Developmental Psychology, Head of Biological and Experimental Psychology department Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Environmental Sensitivity, Positive Development, Resilience, Health and Wellbeing, Behaviour Genetics
Preece, Dr Mark Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Neurobiology and Behaviour Neurobiology and Behaviour  Psychopharmacology, Neuropharmacology, fMRI, Brain Imaging
Resmini, Prof Marina Professor of Materials Chemistry, Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Biomimetic Systems, Artificial Receptors, Catalysis, Synthesis, Molecular Imprinting
Roessler, Dr Maxie Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry + Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Structural Biology and Photosynthesis
Spectroscopy, Metalloproteins, Electrochemistry, EPR, Respiratory Enzymes, Mitochondria
Rossberg, Dr Axel Reader in Theoretical Ecology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology (no group)   Aquatic - ecology - Biodiversity - Community structure - Food webs - Conservation - Spatial patterns - Mathematical models
Rossiter, Prof Stephen Professor, Head of Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics Evolution and Genetics Evolution, Ecology, Genomics, Genetics, Mammals, Bats
Ruban, Prof. Alexander Professor in Biophysics Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Structural Biology and Photosynthesis Photosynthesis, Light Harvesting, Light Adaptation Memory, Structural Dynamics, Genetics

Schofield, Dr Gail

Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology Organismal Biology  Organismal Biology       
Sheriff, Dr Tippu Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Organic Synthesis, Small Molecule Activation, Catalysis, Novel Manganese Complexes
Stieglitz, Dr Ben Lecturer in Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)   Ubiquitin - Host-pathogen interaction - Anti-microbial resistance - Structural biology - Enzymology
Stollewerk, Dr Angelika Reader in Evolutionary Developmental Biology Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics + Neurobiology and Behaviour Evolution and Genetics

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Neurobiology, Evolution, Arthropods, Neurogenesis, Neural Precursor Identity
Subramanian, Dr Lakxmi Lecturer in Biochemistry/Physiology Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)    Centromeres, Chromatin, Chromosome Segregation, Kinetochores, Yeast Genetics
Szulgit, Dr Greg Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Biomedical Science Cell and Molecular Biology   (no group)    Collagen, Mutable collagenous tissues , Echinoderms, Pedagogy, Keloids
Thorpe, Dr Peter Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry 

     

Yeast genetics, Genomics, Chromosome segregation, Kinetochores 

Trimmer, Prof Mark Professor of Biogeochemistry Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Ecology, Climate Change, Stable Isotopes, Ecosystem Function, Marine, Biochemistry
Versace, Dr Elisabetta Lecturer in Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological and Experimental Psychology Biological Psychology + Neurobiology and Behaviour

Biological Psychology

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Animal Cognition, Comparative Psychology, Artificial Grammar Learning, Lateralisation
Viles, Dr John Reader in Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Structural Biology and Photosynthesis + Neurobiology and Behaviour Structural Biology and Photosynthesis

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Protein Misfolding, Neurodegeneration, Alzheimers, Prions, Spectroscopy, Biochemistry
Vlcek, Prof Tony Professor of Inorganic Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Transition-metal Chemistry, Photophysics, Photochemistry, Time-resolved Spectroscopy, Excited States, Photocatalysis, Solar Fuels, Electron Transfer, Metalloproteins
Vlemincx, Dr Elke Lecturer in Psychology

Biological and Experimental Psychology

Biological and Experimental Psychology  (no group)   

Psychophysiology, Respiration, Interoception, Positive emotions, Relaxation, Stress regulation, Emotion regulation, Cognitive flexibility

Wang, Dr Shirley Lecturer in Psychology

Biological and Experimental Psychology 

Biological and Experimental Psychology      
Wilkinson, Dr Shane Senior Lecturer Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Trypanosoma, Leishmania, Drug Development, Bioreductive Prodrugs, Drug Resistance
Wurm, Dr Yannick Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics Organismal Biology Organismal Biology Evolution and Genetics + Neurobiology and Behaviour Evolution and Genetics

Neurobiology and Behaviour

Ants, Genomics, Evolution, Sociality, Behaviour
Wyatt, Dr Peter Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  Synthesis and Catalysis Synthesis and Catalysis Organic Synthesis, Amino acids, Luminescent Materials
Zalli, Dr Detina Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology) Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology (no group)   Biomedical science, Cell biology, Biochemistry, Cancer, Bones, Genetics
Zarbakhsh, Dr Ali Senior Lecturer Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry  (no group)

 

Interfaces, Surfactants, Membrane Transport, Biosensors, Scattering

 

Selected Publications

O'Brien CJ, Tellez JL, Nixon ZS, Kang LJ, Carter AL, Kunkel SR, Przeworski KC, Chass GA Recycling the Waste: The Development of a Catalytic Wittig Reaction ANGEW CHEM INT EDIT 48(37):6836-6839 2009
10.1002/anie.200902525

Chass GA, O'Brien CJ, Hadei N, Kantchev EA, Mu WH, Fang DC, Hopkinson AC, Csizmadia IG, Organ MG Density functional theory investigation of the alkyl-alkyl Negishi cross-coupling reaction catalyzed by N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-Pd complexes. Chemistry 15(17):4281-4288 2009
10.1002/chem.200900042

Mucsi Z, Chass GA, Csizmadia IG Systemic energy management by strategically located functional components within molecular frameworks, determined by systems chemistry. J Phys Chem B 113(30):10308-10314 30 Jul 2009
10.1021/jp903760p

Wu X, Liu J, Di Tommaso D, Iggo JA, Catlow CR, Bacsa J, Xiao J A multilateral mechanistic study into asymmetric transfer hydrogenation in water. Chemistry 14(25):7699-7715 2008
10.1002/chem.200800559

Di Tommaso D, de Leeuw NH The onset of calcium carbonate nucleation: a density functional theory molecular dynamics and hybrid microsolvation/continuum study. J Phys Chem B 112(23):6965-6975 12 Jun 2008
10.1021/jp801070b

Di Tommaso D, French SA, Zanotti-Gerosa A, Hancock F, Palin EJ, Catlow CR Computational study of the factors controlling enantioselectivity in ruthenium(II) hydrogenation catalysts. Inorg Chem 47(7):2674-2687 07 Apr 2008
10.1021/ic701981v

Roessler MM, King MS, Robinson AJ, Armstrong FA, Harmer J, Hirst J Direct assignment of EPR spectra to structurally defined iron-sulfur clusters in complex I by double electron-electron resonance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(5):1930-1935 02 Feb 2010
10.1073/pnas.0908050107

Volbeda A, Amara P, Darnault C, Mouesca J, Parkin A, Roessler MM, Armstrong FA, Fontecilla-Camps JC X-ray crystallographic and computational studies of the O2-tolerant [NiFe]-hydrogenase 1 from Escherichia coli Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(14):5305-5310 03 Apr 2012
10.1073/pnas.1119806109

Roessler MM, Evans RM, Davies RA, Harmer J, Armstrong FA EPR spectroscopic studies of the Fe-S clusters in the O2-tolerant [NiFe]-hydrogenase Hyd-1 from Escherichia coli and characterization of the unique [4Fe-3S] cluster by HYSCORE. J Am Chem Soc 134(37):15581-15594 19 Sep 2012
10.1021/ja307117y

Shih C, Museth AK, Abrahamsson M, Blanco-Rodriguez AM, Di Bilio AJ, Sudhamsu J, Crane BR, Ronayne KL, Towrie M, Vlcek A, et al. Tryptophan-accelerated electron flow through proteins SCIENCE 320(5884):1760-1762 27 Jun 2008
10.1126/science.1158241

Cannizzo A, Blanco-Rodriguez AM, El Nahhas A, Sebera J, Zalis S, Vlcek A, Chergui M Femtosecond fluorescence and intersystem crossing in rhenium(I) carbonyl-bipyridine complexes J AM CHEM SOC 130(28):8967-8974 16 Jul 2008
10.1021/ja710763w

Olmon ED, Sontz PA, Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Towrie M, Clark IP, Vlček A, Barton JK Charge photoinjection in intercalated and covalently bound [Re(CO)3(dppz)(py)]+-DNA constructs monitored by time-resolved visible and infrared spectroscopy. J Am Chem Soc 133(34):13718-13730 31 Aug 2011
10.1021/ja205568r

Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Busby M, Ronayne K, Towrie M, Grădinaru C, Sudhamsu J, Sýkora J, Hof M, Zális S, Di Bilio AJ, Crane BR, Gray HB, Vlcek A Relaxation dynamics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Re(I)(CO)3(alpha-diimine)(HisX)+ (X = 83, 107, 109, 124, 126)Cu(II) azurins. J Am Chem Soc 131(33):11788-11800 26 Aug 2009
10.1021/ja902744s