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Dr Derek Macmillan

Dr Derek Macmillan

Associate Professor

Dept of Chemistry

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2005

Research summary

The Macmillan group is engaged in the semi-synthesis of modified proteins. Protein synthesis and semi synthesis will be important in unravelling the mechanisms of action of processes involving post-translationally modified (glycosylated, phosphorylated) proteins. This endeavour involves synthetic organic chemistry, molecular biology, protein expression and protein engineering. Other projects include glycosyltransferase engineering, antimicrobial peptide synthesis, and synthesis and utility of transition metal complexes.

Education

University of Edinburgh
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1999
University of Edinburgh
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1995
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