We are part of the Biomolecular Interactions Group in the Department of Biosciences at Durham University but are physically embedded within the Department of Chemistry. We collaborate and share lab space, office space, and facilities with two other research groups working in Metals in Biology (Robinson Group & Chivers Group). We interact closely with Bioactive Chemistry and Synthesis Group, Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Biophysical Sciences Institute, and Centre for Global Infectious Diseases, who all share interests in development of new antimicrobials. We are also a member of the BBSRC Metals in Biology Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, a collaborative community of academic and industry partners.
Durham is a historic town in the north east of United Kingdom and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Cathedral. It is a short drive (30 minute) from Newcastle International Airport. On the train, Durham is just over 3 hours from Birmingham, 2½ hours from Manchester, 1½ hours from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from York. The #1 thing to do in Durham would be to explore the great outdoors. There is an abundance of walking and hiking trails in and around town but it’s usually wet and oh so very cold (according to Karrera anyway), so bring appropriate gear!