Our research is interdisciplinary, focusing on nucleic acid chemistry and its applications in other fields including DNA diagnostics, forensic science and nanotechnology.
Over 350 research papers and patents
Our publications have been cited more than 14000 times.
Our research has led to the foundation of three companies, as well as the development of several new technologies in collaboration with industrial partners.
Poster prize for Arun Shivalingam
Arun Shivalingam has won the ChemGenes-sponsored Poster Prize at the 14th RSC Nucleic Acids Forum held in London on the 6th of July (www.rsc.org/events/detail/31569/the-14th-nucleic-acids-forum). The forum aims to bring together researchers at interface of chemistry and biology with a particular focus on nucleic acids. Arun’s work describes the design and refinement of artificial nucleic acid backbones that can be formed by chemical ligation and allow faithful replication of the information encoded.
Synthesis, oligonucleotide incorporation and fluorescence properties in DNA of a bicyclic thymine analogue