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Professor Ross Boyle

Professor of Biological Chemistry

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Qualifications

  • PhD

Summary

Professor Boyle was promoted to Professor of Biological Chemistry in 2011 after joining the University as Reader in Biological Chemistry in 2000.

He studied for his PhD in organic photochemistry, under the supervision of George Truscott, at Paisley College, Scotland, where he gained his BSc in Chemistry in 1986.

In 1990, he moved to Canada to carry out postdoctoral research, first at the MRC Group in Radiation Sciences, Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, and then at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

He returned to the UK to take up a post as lecturer of biological chemistry, at the University of Essex, in 1996.

Module coordinator for Inorganic and Bio-organic Chemistry (Level 6).

Module coordinator for Advanced Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (Level 7).

Lecture in Benzene and Heteroaromatic Chemistry (Level 5)

Lecture in Porphyrins and related macrocycles (Level 6)

Retrosynthesis and Synthetic Design (Level 7)

Photochemistry and Photobiology (Level 7)

Supervise Advanced Organic Laboratory (Level 6)

Project supervisor for Group Research Projects (Level 6)

Project Supervisor for Extended Research Projects (Level 7)

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Synthesis of a porphyrin with histidine-like chelate: an efficient path towards molecular PDT/SPECT theranostics

Yap, S. Y., Savoie, H., Renard, I., Burke, B. P., Sample, H. C., Michue-Seijas, S., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2020). Synthesis of a porphyrin with histidine-like chelate: an efficient path towards molecular PDT/SPECT theranostics. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 56(75), 11090-11093. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cc03958f

Homo- and heterodinuclear arene-linked osmium(II) and ruthenium(II) organometallics: probing the impact of metal variation on reactivity and biological activity

Wilson, C. S., Prior, T. J., Sandland, J., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Murray, B. S. (in press). Homo- and heterodinuclear arene-linked osmium(II) and ruthenium(II) organometallics: probing the impact of metal variation on reactivity and biological activity. Chemistry: a European journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202002052

Synthesis and in Vitro Biological Evaluation of a Second-Generation Multimodal Water-Soluble Porphyrin-RAPTA Conjugate for the Dual-Therapy of Cancers

Sandland, J., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Murray, B. S. (2020). Synthesis and in Vitro Biological Evaluation of a Second-Generation Multimodal Water-Soluble Porphyrin-RAPTA Conjugate for the Dual-Therapy of Cancers. Inorganic chemistry, 59(11), 7884-7893. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c01044

Evaluation of a bispidine-based chelator for gallium-68 and of the porphyrin conjugate as PET/PDT theranostic agent

Price, T., Yap, S. Y., Gillet, R., Savoie, H., Charbonnière, L. J., Boyle, R. W., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2020). Evaluation of a bispidine-based chelator for gallium-68 and of the porphyrin conjugate as PET/PDT theranostic agent. Chemistry : a European journal, 26(34), 7602-7608. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201905776

The Application of Reversible Intramolecular Sulfonamide Ligation to Modulate Reactivity in Organometallic Ruthenium(II) Diamine Complexes

Kemp, S. A., Prior, T. J., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Murray, B. S. (2020). The Application of Reversible Intramolecular Sulfonamide Ligation to Modulate Reactivity in Organometallic Ruthenium(II) Diamine Complexes. Molecules, 25(2), 244. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25020244

Research interests

Photochemistry and Photobiology. Photodynamic Therapy. Synthetic chemistry of porphyrins and related macrocycles. Bioconjugation. Cancer Therapies. Antimicrobial materials.

Journal editorial role

Associate Editor for Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy

2006

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

2014

Fellow of Higher Education Teaching Academy

2014

National/International learned society/body role

UK Representative for International Society for Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines

1997