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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.

Undergraduate

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

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, https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25020244

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

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

Synthesis and Characterization of Temperature-Sensitive and Chemically Cross-Linked Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)/Photosensitizer Hydrogels for Applications in Photodynamic Therapy

Belali, S., Savoie, H., O’Brien, J. M., Cafolla, A. A., O’Connell, B., Karimi, A. R., …Senge, M. O. (2018). Synthesis and Characterization of Temperature-Sensitive and Chemically Cross-Linked Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)/Photosensitizer Hydrogels for Applications in Photodynamic Therapy. Biomacromolecules, 19(5), 1592-1601. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.8b00293

Photo-induced anticancer activity and singlet oxygen production of prodigiosenes

Savoie, H., Figliola, C., Marchal, E., Crabbe, B. W., Hallett-Tapley, G. L., Boyle, R. W., & Thompson, A. (2018). Photo-induced anticancer activity and singlet oxygen production of prodigiosenes. Photochemical & photobiological sciences : an international journal, 17(5), 599-606. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8pp00060c

Selective radiolabelling with 68Ga under mild conditions: a route towards a porphyrin PET/PDT theranostic agent

Yap, S. Y., Price, T. W., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Stasiuk, G. J. (2018). Selective radiolabelling with 68Ga under mild conditions: a route towards a porphyrin PET/PDT theranostic agent. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 54(57), 7952-7954. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cc03897j

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