Samantha Richardson

Dr Samantha Richardson

Lecturer in Biochemsitry

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • PhD / DPhil (University of Hull)

I am currently program director for undergraduate Biochemistry programs.

I teach courses within biological sciences, biochemistry and analytical chemistry. I also have student research projects within the area of environmental measurement science available for finalist BSc, integrated masters and taught master candidates.

Metabolism* (L5)

Protein biochemistry (L5)

Cellular regulation and biotechnology (L5)

Chemical separation and characterisation (Separation sciences L6 and 7)

Lab on a chip (L6 and 7)

Final year research projects* (L6, L7)

*Module lead

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Development and validation of spectrophotometric method and paper-based microfluidic devices for the quantitative determination of Amoxicillin in pure form and pharmaceutical formulations

Oday, J., Hadi, H., Hashim, P., Richardson, S., Iles, A., & Pamme, N. (2024). Development and validation of spectrophotometric method and paper-based microfluidic devices for the quantitative determination of Amoxicillin in pure form and pharmaceutical formulations. Heliyon, 10(3), Article e24968. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e24968

Mixtures of sediment chemical contaminants at freshwater sampling sites across Europe with different contaminant burdens

Richardson, S., Mayes, W. M., Faetsch, S., Hetjens, H., Teuchies, J., Walker, P., …Heise, S. (2023). Mixtures of sediment chemical contaminants at freshwater sampling sites across Europe with different contaminant burdens. The Science of the total environment, 891, Article 164280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.164280

Citizen-led sampling to monitor phosphate levels in freshwater environments using a simple paper microfluidic device

Richardson, S., Iles, A., Rotchell, J. M., Charlson, T., Hanson, A., Lorch, M., & Pamme, N. (2021). Citizen-led sampling to monitor phosphate levels in freshwater environments using a simple paper microfluidic device. PLoS ONE, 16(12), Article e0260102. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260102

Detection of doxycycline hyclate and oxymetazoline hydrochloride in pharmaceutical preparations via spectrophotometry and microfluidic paper-based analytical device (μPADs)

Abdulsattar, J. O., Hadi, H., Richardson, S., Iles, A., & Pamme, N. (2020). Detection of doxycycline hyclate and oxymetazoline hydrochloride in pharmaceutical preparations via spectrophotometry and microfluidic paper-based analytical device (μPADs). Analytica Chimica Acta, 1136, 196-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2020.09.045

Research interests

I'm interested in the development of sensors focusing on rapid and frequent sensing to better understand chemical concentrations in dynamic environments. In particular this involves development of paper based sensors that enable frequent measurements where needed, that could be undertaken by citizen scientists.

I also work on development of analytical methods (spectroscopy, chromatography, mass spectrometry) to analyse small molecules from complex matrices, with a focus on improving method sensitivity whilst minimising environmental impacts. Using these tools to answer question key environmental questions on contamination sources and pressures.

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Monitoring soil health with field-deployable sensors and workflows suitable for lay-personsACTF summer studentship

Funder

Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund

Grant

£2,160.00

Started

1 July 2021

Status

Complete

Project

Flow: A place-based citizen science approach to increase widening participation in the chemical sciences from areas of high social deprivation.

Funder

Royal Society of Chemistry

Grant

£5,000.00

Started

1 January 2022

Status

Complete

Project

nutrient analysis on Winestead Drain (EA partnership)

Funder

Environment Agency

Grant

£8,794.00

Started

25 January 2022

Status

Complete

Project

nutrient analysis on Winestead Drain (EA partnership) 2

Funder

Environment Agency

Grant

£19,972.00

Started

1 September 2022

Status

Complete

Project

Development of distance-based sensor to measure carbonate concentrations in real time.

Funder

Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund

Grant

£2,680.00

Started

1 June 2023

Status

Complete

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