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Originally from Leicester, I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College. I carried out my final year project in organometallic chemistry with Dr Andrew Wheatley before moving to Durham University for a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry with Dr Phil Dyer and Prof Chris Greenwell. During my doctorate, I also undertook a RSC Westminster Fellowship based in the House of Commons. Following my PhD, I moved to the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral researcher in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. There, I worked with Prof Kylie Vincent and Dr Holly Reeve on various aspects of bioinorganic chemistry and biocatalysis. Notably, I was part of the team to develop the HydRegen cofactor recycling technology, which was span-out as a company in 2021. Whilst at Oxford, I was awarded an EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowship at Linacre College, and was appointed as a Tutor in Inorganic Chemistry at Magdalen College.

In October 2021, I was awarded a BBSRC Discovery Fellowship and moved to the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. My current research interests involve combining elements of inorganic and bio-catalysis to solve problems in sustainable chemistry. In 2024 I was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship, and won the RSC Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group Investigator Award.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Areas of expertise

  • QD Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Green Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Biocatalysis
  • Metalloenzymes
  • Artificial Metalloenzymes
  • Isotopic labelling
  • Asymmetric catalysis

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Biotechnology
  • Manchester Institute of Biotechnology


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  • New Scientist Live! 2022

    Nicholas Weise (Co-Organiser), Aled Roberts (Participant), Megan Priestley (Participant), Rosalie Garbett (Participant), Lucie Reboud (Participant), Erik Hanko (Participant), Alba Ballerini (Participant), Jack Rowbotham (Participant), Sandra Taylor (Participant), Byron Boggi (Participant), Aleksandra Dzhoneva (Participant), Matthew Kibble (Participant), Muralidharan Shanmugam (Participant), Aoife Taylor (Participant) & Juhi Gupta (Participant)

    12 Mar 202214 Mar 2022

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