Dr Matthew Baker

Senior Lecturer

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Personal statement

Matt Baker gained his MChem from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2004 and his PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester on “The Application of Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)” under the supervision of Dr N. Lockyer and Prof. J Vickerman in 2007. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde in Oct 2014. MJB has attracted over £4.65M in research funding (PI £1.133M, Co-I £0.526M, Project Team >£3M) and visiting positions at 7 international institutions including Harvard Medical School, Royal Preston Hospital and the Walton Centre NHS Trust. MJB is Co-I and a Founder of the EPSRC Clinical Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC) Network (EP/L012952/1), Founder Director of the international Society for Clinical Spectroscopy and a Raman4Clinics COST Action member.

 

Employment

2014    Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Strathclyde

2012    Senior Lecturer in Toxicology and Analytical Chemistry, University of Central Lancashire

2010    Senior Scientist, Research Scholar and Project Manager, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Porton Down

2007    EPSRC Life Science Interface Fellowship with research periods at the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, University of Manchester, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin and Harvard Medical School, Boston

 

Education

2011    PGCert in International Studies (inc. Dipomacy), Staffordshire University (Distance Learning)

2007    PhD, “The Application of Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry to Cellular Analysis”, Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester

2004    MChem 1st Class, Chemistry with Industrial Chemistry, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)

 

Awards


2016 Award of Excellence, Pitch Perfect Business Innovation Competition, BioDundee 2016

2016 Top 30 Converge Challenge

2016 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy

2015 British Neuroncological Society Best Presentation Award

2004 Departmental Physical Chemistry Prize

Publications

Feature driven classification of Raman spectra for real-time spectral brain tumour diagnosis using sound
Stables Ryan, Clemens Graeme, Butler Holly J., Ashton Katherine M., Brodbelt Andrew, Dawson Timothy P., Fullwood Leanne M., Jenkinson Michael D., Baker Matthew
Analyst Vol 142, pp. 98-109, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6AN01583B
Ultra-filtration of human serum for improved quantitative analysis of low molecular weight biomarkers using ATR-IR spectroscopy
Bonnier Franck, Blasco Hélène, Wasselet Clément, Brachet Guillaume, Respaud Renaud, Carvalho Luis Felipe CS., Bertrand Dominique, Byrne Hugh J., Baker Matthew, Chourpa Igor
Analyst, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6AN01888B
Screening the low molecular weight fraction of human serum using ATR-IR spectroscopy
Bonnier Franck, Brachet Guillaume, Duong Romain, Sojinrin Tobiloba, Respaud Renaud, Aubrey Nicolas, Baker Matthew J., Byrne Hugh J., Chourpa Igor
Journal of Biophotonics, pp. 1-16, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbio.201600015
Elemental and molecular profiling of licit, illicit and niche tobacco
Quayle Kim, Clemens Graeme, Sorribes Tamar Garcia, Kinvig Hannah M., Stevenson Paul G. , Conlan Xavier A., Baker Matthew
Forensic Science International, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.07.023
A review of novel analytical diagnostics for liquid biopsies : spectroscopic and spectrometric serum profiling of primary and secondary brain tumours
Spalding Katie, Board Ruth, Dawson Timothy, Jenkinson Michael D., Baker Matthew
Brain and Behavior, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/brb3.502
Combining random forest and 2D correlation analysis to identify serum spectral signatures for neuro-oncology
Smith Benjamin Richard, Ashton Katherine M., Brodbelt Andrew, Dawson Timothy, Jenkinson Michael D., Hunt Neil T., Palmer David S., Baker Matthew J.
Analyst Vol 141, pp. 3668-3678, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5AN02452H

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Research interests

Our research interests are focused upon understanding the composition and behaviour of molecules within complex matrices related to real-world detection challenges using spectroscopy and spectrometry 

 

 

Projects

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Hume, Samantha
Hunt, Neil (Principal Investigator) Baker, Matthew (Co-investigator) Hume, Samantha (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Apr-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Hume, Samantha
Hunt, Neil (Principal Investigator) Baker, Matthew (Co-investigator) Hume, Samantha (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Apr-2020
A novel blood test for the early diagnosis of cancer and for pro-active health screening.
Baker, Matthew (Principal Investigator) Palmer, David (Co-investigator)
Period 03-May-2016 - 03-Aug-2017
Gordian Knot (AHRC Early Career Grant with UCLan)
Baker, Matthew (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2016 - 31-Dec-2019
Advanced data analysis tools for 2D-IR spectroscopy
Hunt, Neil (Principal Investigator) Baker, Matthew (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 30-Sep-2018

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Address

Pure and Applied Chemistry
Technology Innovation Centre

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