Welcome, Beth!

We are delighted that Beth Kinninment-Williams has joined us as a Level 4 MSci (Chemistry-Biology) research student in our lab. Beth is co-supervised by Prof. Steven Cobb at the Department of Chemistry. Beth will be examining the antibacterial activity of Cu-binding peptides from human saliva. Welcome!

Congratulations, Dr Atreyee Mishra!

We are very proud to announce that Atreyee passed her viva voce examination with minor corrections. Atreyee’s thesis was entitled “Bioactivity of Substituted Copper Pyrithione Complexes”. Atreyee will now return to her beloved home country, India, to seek an industrial position there. We wish her all the very best! Below is a picture of the celebrations with both supervisors.

Welcome, John!

We are delighted to welcome John Richards as a Master’s of Science by Research student in the lab. John completed his Bachelor in Natural Sciences (Chemistry-Biology) at Durham University. He is interested in the bioinorganic chemistry of cuproproteins. Welcome!

Travel grants to Sam

Congratulations to PhD student Sam Firth for being awarded travel grants from Durham University Biophysical Sciences Institute and from the Microbiology Society to attend the 2022 International Copper Meeting in Sorrento, Italy!

FASEB Trace Elements

Last Thursday, Karrera presented the group’s work on salivary metal-binding peptides at FASEB Conference for Trace Elements in Biology and Medicine in Asheville, NC, USA. We are very grateful for financial support from the Department of Biosciences, which made the trip possible. Now it’s time recover from travel exhaustion and jetlag…

Atreyee’s talk

This afternoon Atreyee Mishra, a co-supervised final-year PhD student in the Walton Lab, presented her work on small Cu carriers with antibacterial and anticancer properties at the Department of Chemistry Postgraduate Gala Symposium. Well done, Atreyee!