Sensors chemistry

Analytical Chemistry and Sensors

About

Analytical chemistry and the development of sensors are two closely related fields of chemistry that are focused on the identification and quantification of molecules within complex samples. They are of increasing importance in healthcare and industry. Analytical chemistry involves the use of separation and detection, particularly using robotics and techniques such as mass spectrometry, to identify and quantify molecules, whereas sensors are developed to specifically bind to and detect certain molecules and provide a signal, which could take many forms (fluorescence, electrical, mechanical, etc.)

Groups

New dyes for electron and energy transfer, Modular fluorescent tags and Lighting up sugars.

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Molecule

Our research interests lie at the interface between biology, chemistry and physics where fundamental chemistry underlies biological function.

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Drug chemistry

The McLeod group employs a wide range of techniques to study drug metabolism.

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Organic molecule

The Norcott group research interest centres on using organic synthesis and reactivity to design new, functional molecules with important purposes.

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Projects

A Trojan horse to combat malaria, Anti-doping chemistry, Enzyme engineering and Exploring the ‘sulfatome’.

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Allosteric inhibitors, Neobiochemistry and Engineering an insulin biosensor.

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Modular fluorescent tags, Lighting up sugars and New dyes for electron and energy transfer.

Student intake

Open for Honours students

Stimuli-responsive foldameric molecules as sensors and Squaramide cages

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Members

Academic staff