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Distinguished Professor and Head of Department, Pure and Applied Chemistry, Research Chair of Chemistry, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Director of the Centre for Molecular Nanometrology.
Professor Duncan Graham is based at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and is currently Head of Department for Pure and Applied Chemistry. He has a research group of around 20, and over 250 publications to date. Duncan Graham is also a co-founder of the Centre for Molecular Nanometrology and was a co-founder and director of Renishaw Diagnostics Ltd (formerly D3 Technologies) that was sold to Bruker in 2016. He serves as Chair of the Publishing Board for the Royal Society of Chemistry and is a trustee of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is the current past president of the Analytical Division of the RSC and a trustee of the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund. He is on the advisory editorial board for Analyst, Chemical Science and Chemical Society Reviews, the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, the editorial board for Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, the advisory board for Analytical Methods and has served on various peer review panels. He also serves as the vice chair of the Multidisciplinary Expert Review Panel for CRUK and is a member of their Science Committee.
Posts held (all at the University of Strathclyde):
August 2016 Head of Department, Pure and Applied Chemistry
August 2013 Deputy Head of Department, Pure and Applied Chemistry
August 2012 Deputy Director WestCHEM
August 2010 Director, WestCHEM
August 2008 Deputy Director, WestCHEM
August 2008 Head of Research Pure and Applied Chemistry
June 2005 Co-Director, Centre for Molecular Nanometrology
March 2004 Professor, Pure and Applied Chemistry
April 2003 Senior Lecturer, Pure and Applied Chemistry
October 2002 RSC’s Analytical Grand Prix Five Year Fellowship
June 2002 Lecturer, Pure and Applied Chemistry
June 1997 BBSRC David Phillips Five-Year Fellow
Jan 1996 Postdoctoral Researcher
Awards and Fellowships:
2017 Charles Mann Award, FACSS.
2016 Theophilus Redwood Award, Royal Society of Chemistry
2012 Fellows award from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy
2012 Craver award of the Coblentz Society
2011 Fellowship of the Society of Biology
2010 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
2009 Corday Morgan Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2007 Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
2005 Nexxus Young Life Scientist of the Year
2004 RSC’s SAC Silver Medal
2002 RSC’s Analytical Grand Prix five year fellowship
1997 BBSRC David Phillips five-year fellowship
The main focus is the creation of a range of functionalised metallic nanoparticles which can be used for a variety of different purposes which include the diagnosis of disease and also the treatment of disease. This includes the chemical manipulation of the appropriate surface molecules and labels required to turn these metal nanoparticles into functioning nanosensors capable of detecting single molecules in complex environments using SERS. In addition, the mounting of therapeutic agents onto these nanoparticles has resulted in significantly increased performance of the drugs when tested against particular disease states.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
Award Date: 1 Jan 1996
Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh
Award Date: 1 Jan 1992
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1/04/21 → 31/03/24
Carruthers, H., Clark, D., Clarke, F., Faulds, K. & Graham, D., 1 Feb 2021, In: Applied Spectroscopy. 75, 2, p. 178-188 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Detection of estrogen receptor alpha and assessment of fulvestrant activity in MCF-7 tumour spheroids using microfluidics and SERSKapara, A., Findlay Paterson, K. A., Brunton, V. G., Graham, D., Zagnoni, M. & Faulds, K., 13 Apr 2021, In: Analytical Chemistry. 93, p. 5862-5871 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)
Data for "Rapid ultra-sensitive diagnosis of clostridium difficile infection using a SERS-based lateral flow assay"
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