Ben_Murray

Dr Ben Murray

Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

b.s.murray@hull.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1482 465332

Ben is a lecturer in inorganic chemistry whose research focuses on the development of functional metal complexes, with an emphasis on organometallic compounds with therapeutic applications. He also runs collaborative projects developing responsive polymer-based materials.

Ben joined the University of Hull in February 2015. He previously gained a first in Chemistry in 2005 from the University of Durham where he remained to be awarded a PhD in coordination chemistry in 2009.

He performed postdoctoral research at Newcastle University 2009-2011) and was awarded a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (2011-2013).

Research

Research Interests

  • Bioorganometallic chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Responsive polymeric materials

Research groups

  • Medicinal and Imaging Chemistry Group
  • The George W Gray Centre for Advanced Materials

Publications

Ma Z, Palermo G, Adhireksan Z, Murray B S, von Erlach T, Dyson P J, Rothlisberger U, Davey C A, An Organometallic Compound which Exhibits a DNA Topology-Dependent One-Stranded Intercalation Mode, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 55(26), pp 7441-7444 (2016)

Murray B S, Brabak M V, Hartinger C G, Dyson P J, 'The Development of RAPTA Compounds for the Treatment of Tumours', Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 306, pp 86-114 (2016)

Murray B S, Crot S, Siankevich S, Dyson P J, 'Potential of Cycloaddition Reactions to Generate Cytotoxic Metal Drugs in Vitro', Inorg. Chem., 53, pp 9315-9321 (2014)

Murray B S, Menin L, Scopelliti R, Dyson P J, 'Conformational Control of Anticancer Activity: the Application of Arene-Linked Dinuclear Ruthenium(II) Organometallics', Chem. Sci., 5, 2536 - 2545 (2014)

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Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Synthesis and Analysis
  • Inorganic Chemistry and Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Chemistry Laboratory with Literature Review
  • Extended Research Project

Research PhDs

We are always interested to hear from potential fellowship, postdoctoral, PhD, masters and Erasmus applicants to the group. Contact Ben for an informal discussion.

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MChem. (First Class Honours, University of Durham)
  • PhD (University of Durham)

Awards and accolades

  • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow, 2011-2013 - hosted at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.