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I am a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Stratchlyde. I was born in London, but grew up in Cumbria in north west England. After obtaining a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield, I worked as a synthesis chemist for Norbrook Laboratories before reading my PhD in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Between 2008 and 2011, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University in Denmark and then at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. In 2012 I was awarded a Marie Curie Research Fellowship and returned to the UK to join the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde. I moved to my current position in the Department of Chemistry in February 2014.
The main focus of my research is the development and application of molecular simulation and molecular informatics methods to solve industrially relevant problems at the interface between biochemistry and chemical physics. Recent examples have included the design of an enzyme for use in food manufacturing (in collaboration with Chr. Hansen A/S) and the development of new methods for computational drug discovery using the Integral Equation Theory of Molecular Liquids (in collaboration with AstraZeneca).
Expertise & Capabilities
- Theoretical and computational chemistry
- Solvation Thermodynamics
- Molecular Simulation
- Drug Discovery
- Machine Learning
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge
Award Date: 1 Jan 2008
Master of Chemistry, University of Sheffield
Award Date: 1 Jan 2001
- computational chemistry
- molecular simulation
- chemical physics
- integral equation theory of molecular liquids
- molecular dynamics
- molecular informatics
1/10/20 → 1/04/24
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
1/10/19 → 1/10/23
Project: Research Studentship Case - Internally allocated
Fusani, L., Palmer, D. S., Somers, D. O. & Wall, I. D., 23 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling . 60, 3, p. 1528-1539 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Multi-solvent models for solvation free energy predictions using 3D-RISM hydration thermodynamic descriptorsSubramanian, V., Ratkova, E., Palmer, D. S., Engkvist, O., Fedorov, M. V. & Llinas, A., 22 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling . 60, 6, p. 2977-2988 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Palmer, David (Recipient), 1 Feb 2012
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively
Computational Biomolecular Design using the Integral Equation Theory of Molecular Liquids: from Drug Discovery to Bionanotechnology
David Palmer (Contributor)27 Apr 2015
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk