Biochemical Engineering


Dr Fiona Truscott

Post-doctoral Research Associate


  • Postdoctoral associate, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, Gif-sur-Yvette, Paris
  • DPhil in Organic Chemistry, University of Oxford
  • MSci and BA in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

Research Interests

With Dr Martina Micheletti, I am working on the ERA-IB grant, “Integrative Approach to Promote Hydroxylations with Novel P450 Enzymes for Industrial Processes (EIB.12.026)”. I am using the TECAN automated platform to optimise the fermentation and biooxidation of the P450 based systems discovered. I also support anyone who wishes to use the automated platform in their projects.

Selected Publications

A nonpeptidic reverse turn that promotes parallel sheet structure stabilized by C-H···O hydrogen bonds in a cyclopropane gamma-peptide, C. R. Jones, M. K. N. Qureshi, F. R. Truscott, S. T. D. Hsu, A. J. Morrison and M. D. Smith, Angew. Chem. Int. Edit., 2008, 47, 7099-7102.

3-(Methylthio)propionaldehyde, F. R. Truscott and M. C. Willis, e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 2013.

Catalytic Cycloaddition Reactions, F. R. Truscott, G. Maestri, R. Rodriguez and M. Malacria, in Modern Alkyne Chemistry (eds B. M. Trost and C.-J. Li), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. 2014, doi: 10.1002/9783527677894.ch6

Electrophilic activation of allenenes and allenynes: Analogies and differences between Brownsted and Lewis acidic activation, T. T. Caneque Cobo, F. R. Truscott, G. Maestri, R. Rodriguez and M. Malacria, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 2916-2926

Biased and unbiased methods for drug discovery, V. Abet, A. Mariani, F. R. Truscott and R. Rodriguez, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 22, 16, 4474-4489

Dr Fiona Truscott

Dr Fiona Truscott


  • TEaching Fellow
    Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL


Award year Qualification Institution
2013 DPhil
Doctor of Philosophy
Organic Chemistry
University of Oxford
2008 BA/MSci
Bachelor of Arts Master of Science
Natural Sciences
University of Cambridge