Gp 2017

Prof. Simon Webb

Simon completed BSc and MSc degrees at the University of Auckland in New Zealand (MSc thesis 1994, with Assoc. Prof. L.J. Wright). He was then awarded a Special Prince of Wales Cambridge Bursary, which allowed him to move to the U.K. and undertake PhD studies with Prof. J.K.M. Sanders FRS at the University of Cambridge (thesis 1997). In October 2002, after postdoctoral periods in Nijmegen (with Prof. R.J.M. Nolte) and Sheffield (with Prof. N.H. Williams and Prof. C.A. Hunter FRS), he moved to Manchester. He is currently Professor in Organic Chemistry.

Dr Marion Wrackmeyer

Marion is working on a collaborative project with DataLase Ltd on the development of laser-reactive colour change pigment technology.

Dr Flavio della Sala

Flavio joined us from the Prins group at the University of Padova, and is creating foldamers that can relay chemical information into membranes.

Dr David Tilly

David joined us from Jonathan Clayden's group at the University of Bristol. He is synthesising metallated Aib foldamers and assessing their catalytic performance.

Joana Silva

Joana is developing high-throughput chemoenzymatic methods for the functionalisation of liposomes and other biomaterials with oligosaccharides.

Jack Yung

Jack, who joined us from the University of Sheffield to do his MSc, is now developing new functionalised biomaterials in collaboration with ConvaTec UK.

Siyuan Wang

Siyuan completed his MSc in the group of Dr Imogen Riddell at Manchester, before moving across to the MIB. He is developing molecular machines that can "read" and "write".

Bene Doerner

Bene, who has joined us from the University of St Andrews, is developing molecular devices that will permit the information flow in the membranes of phospholipid vesicles and cells.

Rhodri Evans

Rhodri, who has joined us from the University of Cardiff, is investigating the use of foldamers and other molecular devices to control the conformation of proteins.

Heng "Andy" Zhong

Andy joined us from the University of Sheffield to do his MSc. He is studying the conformational behaviour of rhodium functionalised Aib foldamers.

Graziamarina Sinatra

Grazia has joined us for her 4th year MChem project. She is designing and synthesising a class of conformationally responsive BODIPY dyes.