Dr Geoffrey Brown
- Associate Professor in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy
- Departmental Director of Academic Tutoring
- NMR Platform Lead in the Chemical Analysis Facility
- Part 2 Year Tutor.
Areas of interestDr Brown's current research interests centre on the application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to various problems in chemical biology. In particular, he is interested in:
- The biosynthesis of the antimalarial drug, artemisinin, from the medicinal plant Artemisia annua;
- Development of a novel NMR strategy for determining the solution structures of oligosaccharides (in collaboration with Professor Helen Osborn and Professor Bob Rastall);
- Using NMR to determine the structures of peptides and proteins (in collaboration with Professor Ian Hamley and Professor Simon Andrews);
- Using NMR to investigate the formose reaction, which is thought to have been one of the fundamental processes involved in the origin of life.
Dr Brown recently 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.
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Research centres and groupsDr Brown is part of the Biomedical, Molecular and Analytical Chemistry research group.
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