Our research in biomolecular chemistry includes the structure, reactions and synthesis of biologically important small molecules and chemical investigations of proteins and enzymes.

Members of this research theme are brought together by their common approach to understanding the structures and mechanisms of biologically relevant organic and inorganic molecules at a molecular level, which informs their role in nature and their potential applications.

Theme leader: Vacant (contact Elizabeth Krenske or Paul Bernhardt if needed)

Theme members

Professor Paul Burn Organic opto-electronics

Dr Evelyne Deplazes Biophysical and computational chemistry

Associate Professor Vito Ferro Organic Chemistry - Glycoscience, drug discovery and biotechnology

Professor Elizabeth Gillam Biocatalysis and Molecular Toxicology

Professor Bostjan Kobe Structural biology of infection and immunity

Professor Avril Robertson

Associate Professor Shih-Chun (Lawrence) Lo Functional (organics & organometallics) materials design, synthesis and characterisation for organic opto-electronics

Dr Simon Worrall Mechanisms of drug-induced liver damage

Dr Anitha Sudheesh Kumar Nano drug delivery systems for therapeutic proteins and anticancer drugs