Members

2018-2019 MSc (by Research) Student
Charlie Theakston

Charlie Theakston

Project: The development of novel heterocyclic compounds for potential applications in brain cancer chemotherapy

2018-2019 MSc (by Research) Student
Emily Jones

Emily Jones

Project: The development of symmetrical 3,3’-diindolylmethane analogues and their potential anticancer effects towards brain tumours

2018-2019 Erasmus+ Student
Evanthia Spilioti

Evanthia Spilioti

Project: The synthesis and biological evaluation of new molecules for the treatment of cancer.

2016-2019 Ph.D. Student
Chris Lawson

Chris Lawson

Project: Development of new conformationally restricted diarylureas and benzanilides as microtubule inhibitors for the modulation of immunologically and non-immunologically activated mast cell degranulation.

2016 MSc Student
Nikita Mhatre

Me and Nikita

Project: Developing New Light-Responsive Drugs for Selective Skin Cancer Treatments.

2015-2017 Post-doctoral Research Associate
Dr Saurabh Prabhu

Saurabh Prabhu

Project: Defining the mechanism of action of potent anti-cancer indoles against glioblastoma multiforme.

Currently a Senior Research Associate in the School of Pharmacy at the University of East Anglia studying a project which focuses on investigating structural activity relationships (SAR) of flavonoid metabolites.

2013-2016 Ph.D. Student
Chris Sherer

Chris Sherer

Project: Synthesis and evaluation of novel heterocyclic compounds against glioma.

Project funded by the Sydney Driscoll Neuroscience Foundation and Brain Tumour North West

Currently a Process Development Chemist at Syntor Fine Chemicals Ltd.

2013 MSc Student
Sara Fahs

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Sara with Professor Sir Harry Kroto on his visit to UCLan in July 2013.
Sara Fahs

Project: Discovering, making and exploiting novel foldamers as anticancer peptide mimics.

Doctoral Fellow from the Köhn Group at EMBL, Heidelberg. 

Now at BioNTech, nr Munich

2013 MRes Student (in collaboration with Dr Carole Rolph and Dr Clare Lawrence)
Mehak S Raja

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Project: The effect of aryl indoles on primary metabolism and carbon flux in yeast models for human disease.

2013 Visiting Post-doc
Yogita Patil-Sen

Yogita Patil-Sen

Project: Discovering, making and exploiting novel foldamers as antimicrobial peptide mimics.

Subsequently a Daphne Jackson Fellow at the School of Physical Sciences and Computing, UCLan. 

2011 URIS Summer Internship (in collaboration with Dr Carole Rolph and Dr Clare Lawrence)
Afton Turner (Winner of Best Poster)

Project: Using yeast as an in vitro screening tool to identify compounds which have potential applications in cancer therapy.

2011-2014 Ph.D. Student
Dana Ameen

Dana Ameen

Project: Developing novel asymmetric rearrangement reactions.
Currently a Lecturer at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

2010-2013 Ph.D. Student
Samridhi Lal

Project: Developing enzymatic methods for the synthesis of hindered amides.

Congratulations Samridhi on coming 2nd in the North West Organic Chemistry Conference poster competition at the University of Liverpool – 3rd July 2012.

Currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, IEC Group of Institutions, Greater Noida, India.

2010-2016 Part-time Ph.D. Student
Shakil Patel

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Project: Designing and synthesising novel diagnostic probes to detect over-expressed enzymes in disease.

2009 URIS Summer Internship
Brendan Fraser (Winner of Best Poster)

Me and Brendan

Project: Catalytic synthesis of pharmaceutically important amides.

2009 Nuffield Bursary student
Zaheer Akbar

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Project: Developing new methods for the α-arylation of carbonyl compounds.

2008-2011 Ph.D. Student
Gunasekar Monoharan

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Project: Beneficial effects and cellular mechanism of action of Momordica Charantia in the treatment of glioma cancer.

2008-2011 Ph.D. Student
Saurabh Prabhu

Saurabh Prabhu

Project: Determining the effect of novel compounds, in an in vitro chemo-sensitivity system, for the treatment of glioma.

2008 Erasmus Student
Jean-Christophe Plouseau

Jean-Christophe Plouseau

Project: Desymmetrisation of meso-3,4-disubstituted pyrrolidines.

2007- 2010 Ph.D. Student
Andrea March

Andrea March

Project: Developing chemoenzymatic and generic routes to chiral tertiary alcohols.

2007 Erasmus Student
Jeanna Cederstrom

Jeanna Cederstrom

Project: Desymmetrisation of meso-3,4-disubstituted pyrrolidines.
Currently working as a Food Coordinator at ALS Scandinavia.

2007 Erasmus Student
Marlene Testud

Marlene Testud

Project: Chemoenzymatic synthesis of trans-2,6-disubstituted pyrrolidines.

2006-2007 MChem Student
Sian Jones

Sian Jones

Project: Synthesis of enantiomerically pure bicyclic N-heterocycles.

Currently working as a chemistry teacher.