Staff Profile:Dr Geoff Brown

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  • Lecturer in NMR Spectroscopy
  • Postgraduate Admissions 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

Contact Details

Email:
g.d.brown@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:

+44 (0) 118 378 7418

Fax:
+44 (0) 118 378 6331

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