Staff Profile:Dr Geoff Brown

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  • Associate Professor in NMR Spectroscopy
  • Part 2 Year Tutor
  • Building/Room: Chemistry 222

Dr Brown's current research interests centre upon the application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to various problems in chemical biology. In particular, he is interested in:

1. The biosynthesis of the antimalarial drug, artemisinin, from the medicinal plant Artemisia annua;

2. Development of a novel NMR strategy for determining the solution structures of oligosaccharides (in collaboration with Prof. Helen Osbourn and Prof. Bob Rastall);

3) Using NMR to determine the structures of peptides and proteins (in collaboration with Prof. Ian Hamley and Prof. Simon Andrews);

and 4). Using NMR to investigate the formose reaction, which is thought to have been one of the fundamental processes involved in the origin of life.

Earlier this year, Dr Brown completed a grant into the biosynthesis of artemisinin (BBSRC £375,000). He has over 100 publications, most of which involve applications of NMR to problems in chemical biology


Geoff Brown

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+44 (0) 118 378 7418

+44 (0) 118 378 6331

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