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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Chemical Warfare Agents Chemical Compounds
Soman Chemical Compounds
Serotonin Medicine & Life Sciences
Calixarenes Chemical Compounds
Magnetic susceptibility Chemical Compounds
Infrared spectroscopy Chemical Compounds
Sarin Chemical Compounds
Enterochromaffin Cells Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2017 2018

  • 27 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 1 Literature review

3D printable conductive materials for the fabrication of electrochemical sensors: A mini review

Bin Hamzah, H., Shafiee, S. A., Abdalla, A. & Patel, B. 13 Sep 2018 96, p. 27-31 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Conductive materials
Electrochemical sensors
3D printers

Alterations in melatonin and serotonin signalling in the colonic mucosa of mice with dextran-sodium sulfate-induced colitis

MacEachern, S. J., Keenan, C. M., Papakonstantinou, E., Sharkey, K. A. & Patel, B. 25 Mar 2018 175, 9, p. 1535-1547

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dextran Sulfate
Mucous Membrane

Changes in murine anorectum signaling across the life course

Fidalgo, S., Patel, B., Ranson, R., Saffrey, J. & Yeoman, M. 30 Jul 2018 30, 10, p. 13426-13438 13 p., e13426

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fecal Impaction
Cholinergic Agents
Nitric Oxide

Activities 2017 2018

  • 6 Publication Peer-review
  • 2 External funding peer-review
  • 1 Outreach and Public Engagement
  • 1 Editorial work

British Council

Cragg, P. (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: External funding peer-review


Cragg, P. (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: External funding peer-review

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (Journal)

Cragg, P. (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication Peer-review