We are recruiting!

We are still looking for one PhD candidate to work on salivary histatins and their role in shaping the oral microbiome.

The ideal candidate would have a strong background in either microbiology, biochemistry, or chemistry, and understand the very basics of protein and enzyme structure and function. The ideal candidate does not need to already possess working knowledge or experience related to metals in biology or bioinorganic chemistry, but must be willing to learn. 🙂

If this sounds like you, then please get in touch with Karrera ( with your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in applying.

Funding is available for 4 years, along with bench fees. Unfortunately, funding is restricted to UK applicants only.

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!