Molecular Design

Our Molecular Design researchers create new molecules and study the structure and properties of molecules, and the energetics of chemical reactions.

Using computational techniques, molecular characterisation, synthesis and purification we test the behaviour of molecular systems to aid in the design of next-generation imaging agents, biological probes, drugs and materials.

Research focus

To understand the structure and mechanisms of small molecules, proteins, polypeptides and complex materials.

To design and synthesise new organic, inorganic, organometallic and supramolecular compounds for research or diagnostic purposes.

To examine the structure, function and regulation of biomolecules for pharmaceutical, agrochemical and industrial purposes.