- PhD (University of Bristol)
Mark Lorch is a chemist, writer and science communicator. He started his research career working on protein folding and has since delved into many other aspects of biological chemistry ranging from how organisms' signalling molecules will be affected by ocean acidification to monitoring micro-pollutants in waterways.
Alongside his research, Mark is passionate about communicating science to as wide an audience as possible. He founded and directs the Hull Science Festival and leads on widening participation projects in the region. He still finds time to contribute to various media outlets, his prose regularly appears in the mainstream press, and he pops up regularly on broadcast media. He has also provided science consultancy services to film and game production companies.
The Secret Science of Superheroes
Lorch, M., Mackenwells, B., Jesson, D., Pires, I., Day, K., Gentle, L., …Heathcoate-Marcz, F. (2017). M. Lorch, & A. Miah (Eds.). The Secret Science of Superheroes. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry
Conformational photoswitching of a synthetic peptide foldamer bound within a phospholipid bilayer
De Poli, M., Zawodny, W., Quinonero, O., Lorch, M., Webb, S. J., & Clayden, J. (2016). Conformational photoswitching of a synthetic peptide foldamer bound within a phospholipid bilayer. Science, 352(6285), 575-580. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad8352
Rebecca Batchelor, Drug Lipid Interactions, Studied by Solid State NMR
Rahul Saurabh, Interactions of Alzheimer's Peptides with Lipid Membranes
Yaser Alnaaam, Effect of Diet on Lipid Composition of Heart, Liver and Kidneys
Christina Roggatz, Effects of Ocean Acidification on Structure of Marine Organisms' Signalling Molecules
Current PhD supervisions
Samantha Richardson, Using Paper Microfluidics to Sample Pollutants in Water Ways