Chemistry is the central molecular science - it is about everything that has to do with molecules: making them, using their properties to engineer useful things, studying fundamental physics with molecules, and using their physical properties to achieve new effects.
Our staff and students work on projects strongly tied to other disciplines in areas including plasmonics, molecular magnets, battery technology, 3D printing and malaria. Our research is split into six main research groups, detailed below.
The Chemistry Higher Education Research, Practice and Scholarship (CHERPS) group has a wide range of expertise in chemical education. We put student co-creation at the heart of our projects and welcome collaborative links to drive forward innovations in pedagogy in chemistry. Our current initiatives span the diverse themes of laboratory teaching, outreach projects, graduate teaching assistant support and maths skills development. We have close links with the Royal Society of Chemistry and are ac
Hydra mesoglea proteome identifies thrombospondin as a conserved component active in head organizer restriction
Lommel, M. et al. (2018) Hydra mesoglea proteome identifies thrombospondin as a conserved component active in head organizer restriction. Scientific Reports
Electronic structure study of divanadium complexes with rigid covalent coordination: potential molecular qubits with slow spin relaxation
Stergiou, A. D.
Pre-existing hypertension and pregnancy induced hypertension reveal molecular differences in placental proteome in rodents
The role of protein–protein interactions in the biosynthesis of ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides
Sikandar, A. and Koehnke, J.
Montalbán-López, M. et al. (2020) New developments in RiPP discovery, enzymology and engineering. Natural Product Reports
Houssen, W. E. et al. (2014) An efficient method for the in vitro production of azol(in)e-based cyclic peptides. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
The structure of the cyanobactin domain of unknown function from PatG in the patellamide gene cluster
Mann, G., Koehnke, J.
De novo design of functional co-assembling organic-inorganic hydrogels for hierarchical mineralization and neovascularization
Okesola, B. O. et al. (2021) De novo design of functional co-assembling organic-inorganic hydrogels for hierarchical mineralization and neovascularization. ACS Nano
Mechanochemical synthesis and structure of lithium tetrahaloaluminates, LiAlX4 (X = Cl, Br, I); a family of Li-ion conducting ternary halides
The role of composition and phase upon the lattice nitrogen reactivity of ternary molybdenum nitrides
Sirbu, D., Balogun, F. H., Milot, R. L. and Docampo, P.
Franz, L., Kazmaier, U., Truman, A. W. and Koehnke, J.
A comparison of experimental procedures for the application of infrared spectroscopy to probe the surface morphology of an alumina-supported palladium catalyst
Alaoui Tahiri, A., El Bali, B., Lachkar, M., Wilson, C.
Demir Duman, F.