At the interface of Synthetic Biology and Chemistry we seek to create real-world solutions for Global Health & Biosecurity, Chemical & Energy Sustainability.
We focus on the application of new synthetic strategies in the total synthesis of biologically active natural products and certain analogues.
New dyes for electron and energy transfer, Modular fluorescent tags and Lighting up sugars.
We use a variety of spectroscopic, biophysical and protein chemical techniques to study molecular chaperone proteins and their mechanisms.
We develop homogeneous organometallic transition metal catalysts which utilize molecular cooperativity to improve catalytic efficiency and develop new processes
At the Connal group we make polymers with applications across a multitude of industries which means we develop new materials for a range of applications.
We use theory and experiment to design new catalysts for polymerization and synthesis, with an emphasis on non-traditional methods of bond activation.
Our group studies transition metal catalysts using both magneto-optical spectroscopy and magnetic resonance techniques.
We analyse chemical reactions occurring in biochemical systems in order to develop new synthetic methods and to produce physiologically active compounds.
Our research is focused on developing materials and technologies for energy storage in batteries and related devices.
Research in the Hicks group focuses on the reactivity of earth abundant, non-toxic metals in regards to sustainable chemical synthesis.
Our work covers organometallic chemistry with a particular focus include unsaturated ligands involving metal–carbon multiple bonding.
The Huber group develops innovative tools to determine the 3D structure of biological macromolecules form sparse experimental data of different length scale.
Our research uses synthesis, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and computational chemistry to generate new molecular materials with unusual optical properties.
Our research interests lie at the interface between biology, chemistry and physics where fundamental chemistry underlies biological function.
We are studying fundamental processes in both natural and artificial photosynthesis with the goal of utilizing solar energy as a source of storable energy.
Our work is mainly concentrated on the interaction amongst synthesis, micro-structure and polarisation-related properties of functional materials.
The Malins group develops synthetic tools for small molecule, peptide and protein synthesis, including for applications in chemical biology and drug discovery.
The McLeod group employs a wide range of techniques to study drug metabolism.
We develop chemical tools to target, manipulate and study peptides and proteins related to infectious diseases.
Our research lies at the interface of chemistry, physics and biology.
We use NMR spectroscopy to assess the structural changes of proteins in response to other molecules in aqueous solution, i.e. under near-physiological condition
The Preston group works on supramolecular systems in solution. We develop architectures from metal ions and organic ligands, and then explore their behaviour.
Our research uses organic synthesis techniques to create molecules for application in medicinal chemistry and plant sciences.
This group is interested in the physical chemistry of soft matter.
Our research program involves the design of sequences of cycloaddition reactions, free radical reactions and transition metal-mediated reactions
We use quantum chemical methods to explore the structure, bonding and reactivity of chemical systems, particularly those involving transition metal ions.
Quantum chemistry is the discipline in which the laws of quantum mechanics are applied to understand and predict molecular behaviour.
Our research focuses on supramolecular chemistry – the chemistry of non-covalent interactions such as hydrogen bonding, halogen bonding and coordination bonds.
Our multidisciplinary research looks at the design of new biological parts or systems.
Our research mainly focuses on the interaction between light and chemicals and its application in materials sciences.
The group is interested in synthesis & understanding of nano-to-atomic materials & structures.