Chemistry Research and Enterprise Group

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illustrative chemistry imagery for Chemistry Research and Enterprise GroupChemists at the University of Brighton engage with the ‘classical’ areas of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry though much of their work also has a biological or medicinal angle. Through these themes their research interests are aligned with priority areas at university, national and international levels.

Chemistry research within the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences is located in Huxley Building laboratories. The Chemistry Research and Enterprise Group encompasses a diverse range of expertise in which chemical synthesis is the core theme. Working in a multidisciplinary School allows chemistry researchers to interact with experts in the biological and pharmaceutical sciences to facilitate research at the chemistry/biology interface.

Current interdisciplinary research includes analysis of DNA from archaeological sites by mass spectrometry, analysis of composition-based lipid membrane curvature, the development of molecules with anti-ageing potential, drug-releasing polymers and toxin-removing devices for haemodialysis. Other areas of research involve single molecule magnets, carbon capture through coordination chemistry, disclosing agents for organophosphate nerve agents, computational chemistry, electrochemical sensor and biosensor fabrication, 3D microfabrication and supramolecular chemistry.

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UCON 50-HB-5100 Medicine & Life Sciences
Chemical Warfare Agents Chemical Compounds
Soman Chemical Compounds
Cryogels Chemical Compounds
Serotonin Medicine & Life Sciences
Polymers Chemical Compounds
Bioreactors Engineering & Materials Science
Water Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2014 2019

  • 41 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 1 Literature review

A cryogel-based bioreactor for water treatment applications

Berillo, D. A., Caplin, J. L., Cundy, A. B. & Savina, I. N., 30 Jan 2019, 153, p. 324-334 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Water treatment
water treatment

Smart polymers for bioseparation and other biotechnological applications

Savina, I., Galaev, I. Y. & Mikhalovsky, S., 22 Feb 2019, Smart polymers and their application. 2nd ed. p. 533-565

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review


Unprecedented thiacalixarene fucoclusters strong inhibitors of Ebola cis-cell infection and HCMV-gB glycoprotein/DC-SIGN C-type lectin interaction

Taouai, M., Porkolab, V., Chakroun, K., Cheneau, C., Luczkowiak, J., Abidi, R., Lesur, D., Cragg, P., Halary, F., Delgado, R., Fieschi, F. & Benazza, M., 26 Mar 2019, 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

C-Type Lectins

Activities 1996 2018

Cryogels training DSTL

Irina Savina (Consultant)
15 Jan 201831 Mar 2018

Activity: Consultancy

British Council

Peter Cragg (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: External funding peer-review

Mediterranean Journal of Chemistry (Journal)

Peter Cragg (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review