School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Dr Maxie Roessler


Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6627
Room Number: Room 1.03, Joseph Priestley Building

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Essential Skills for Chemists (Tutorials) (CHE100)
  • Fundamentals of Spectroscopy (CHE104)
  • Solid State and Inorganic Chemistry (CHE203B)
  • Advanced Practical Chemistry II (CHE311)
  • Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (CHE403U)


Research Interests:

We are interested in what spin centres – chemical centres with unpaired electrons – can tell us about how large and complex biological molecules function. 

Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy is a powerful method for obtaining detailed information about spin centres, as well as long-range interactions between them. Spin centres are often intrinsic to a biological system (e.g. Fe-S clusters, transition metal ions, organic radicals), and can also be introduced into diamagnetic materials in the form of ‘spin labels’. 

Our primary interest lies in the application of EPR methods to understand the molecular mechanism of complicated biological machineries, such as NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex I), the first enzyme in the mitochondrial respiratory chain.

Research Department