Welcome to the Research Group of Professor Mike Hannon
Our group is interested in DNA recognition and metal-based anticancer drugs. In particular we use supramolecular chemistry to recognise DNA in new and unprecedented ways and explore the biological consequences of this in cells and tissues. We also study the targeting and delivery of drug and imaging agents to cellular and sub-cellular structures.
December 2011: After a long series of farewell dinners, Giulia sadly leaves the Hannon group, going back to sunny Italy -- see you soon again!!
November 2011: New Group member: Welcome to Lindsey van Gemeren to the Hannon group, new PhD student.
October 2011: New Group member: Welcome to Jenifer White to the Hannon group, new PhD student.
August 2011: New Group member: Welcome to Dr Ana B. Caballero to the Hannon group.
June 2011: Welcome to Gliulia Sama who has just arrived from Italy to enhance her skills in DNA recognition by ruthenium complexes
3 May 2011: Congratulations to Susana: Susana successfully defends her thesis getting her PhD degree.
April 2011: New paper from the group entitled "Arginine conjugates of metallo-supramolecular cylinders prescribe helicity and enhance DNA junction binding and cellular activity" has been accepted in Chem. Comm.
March 2011: New paper from the group entitled "Novel C,N-chelate platinum(II) antitumor complexes bearing a lipophilic ethisterone pendant" has been accepted in Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry.
28 February 2011: Congratulations to Anna: Anna successfully defends her thesis. Now she became Dr. Anna Leczkowska
30 November 2010: Congratulations to Siriporn: Siriporn successfully defends her thesis. Now she became Dr. Siriporn Phongtongpasuk
November 2010: New Group member: Welcome to Kimberley Wright to the Hannon group, new PhD student.
29 October 2010: Carlos, Amal and Cosimo's work highlighted in this months Chemistry World. More information
21 June 2010: Natalia wins the first prize on the New Media and Public Engagement, Doctoral Research Film of the Year Award 2010, University of Birmingham. Congratulations !!! Watch it here
January 2010: Susana's speaking at the Gordon Conference: Congratulations to Susana who has been asked to give a talk at the Gordon Research Symposium on Bioinorganic Chemistry in sunny California next month. Susana is going to tell them all about her work on dinuclear rhodium compounds and their DNA binding and biological activity.
22 January 2010: Congratulations to Sukraj:
successfully defends her thesis. Now we have one more Dr. from our group:
Dr. Sukraj Banwait
December 2009: Cylinders assembling DNA nanostructures accepted in Angewandte Chemie! New paper from the group entitled "Towards functionalizable DNA frames: Self assembly of two-component 3D DNA arrays through induction of DNA three-way junction branch points by supramolecular cylinders" has been accepted in Angewandte Chemie.
December 2009: Communicating more good news for Lexi Congratulations to Lexi on her paper "Issues surrounding standard cytotoxicity testing for assessing activity of non-covalent DNA-binding metallo-drugs" accepted as a communication in Dalton Trans.
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