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Dr Lynn Dennany

Senior Lecturer

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Personal statement

My current research focuses on understanding and examining the electrochemical and photophysical interactions between transition metal centres and polymer backbone or nano-structured platforms as well as monitoring induced doping changes within the polymer for biomedical applications. Understanding the underpinning electrochemistry is an essential part of any application development. Utilising this knowledge to develop and enhance the applications of these novel materials in sensors to detect disease and/or specific biomarkers and subsequent treatment through innovative drug delivery strategies. The subsequent development of analytical strategies to collect the required information for their incorporation into chemical sensors and biosensors and/or treatment protocols is a key aspect of my research.


Deactivation of the ruthenium excited state by enhanced homogeneous charge transport : implications for electrochemiluminescent thin film sensors
O'Reilly Emmet J., Keyes Tia E., Forster Robert J., Dennany Lynn
Electrochemistry Communications Vol 86, pp. 90-93, (2018)
Independent validation of body fluid-specific CpG markers and construction of a robust multiplex assay
Holtkötter Hannah, Beyer Vanessa, Schwender Kristina, Glaub Alina, Schulze Johann Kristina, Schürenkamp Marianne, Sibbing Ursula, Banken Sabrina, Wiegand Peter, Pfeiffer Heidi, Dennany Lynn, Vennamann Marielle
Forensic Science International: Genetics Vol 29, pp. 261-268, (2017)
Forensic drug applications of electrochemical sensors
Shaw Lynsey, Dennany Lynn
Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, (2017)
A proof of principal study on the use of direct PCR of semen and spermatozoa and development of a differential isolation protocol for use in cases of alleged sexual assault
Tobe Shanan S., Swaran Yuvaneswari C., Dennany Lynn, Sibbing Ursula, Schulze Johann Kristina, Welch Lindsey, Vennamann Marielle
International Journal of Legal Medicine, pp. 1-13, (2016)
Optimising electrogenerated chemiluminescence of quantum dots via co-reactant selection
Russell Rebekah, Stewart Alasdair J., Dennany Lynn
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Vol 408, pp. 7129-7136, (2016)
The EpiTect Methyl qPCR Assay as novel age estimation method in forensic biology
Mawlood Shakhawan K., Dennany Lynn, Watson Nigel, Pickard Benjamin S.
Forensic Science International Vol 264, pp. 132-138, (2016)

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Research interests

My research interests focus on the application of analytical detection techniques for chemical and biochemical sensor development. I am particularly interested in the creation of novel materials that have tuneable electronic or photonic properties. These materials can be utilised for new applications in a variety of areas ranging from biomedical devices to forensic applications.

New theoretical insights into factors which influence electron transfer are also investigated. This fundamental work can impact directly on our understanding of a wide variety of fields and influence future sensor development.

Professional activities

2016 2nd UK-Korean International Workshop
Invited speaker
Electrochemical approaches to analytical genetics
Invited speaker
3rd Annual Translation & Application of Biosciences: Analytical Biosciences ECM
Member of programme committee
Cumnock Academy STEM Fair
Machanhill Primary School
Visiting researcher
Glasgow Physiological Society Meeting

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Health Technologies | Rinaldi, Christopher
Dennany, Lynn (Principal Investigator) Baker, Matthew (Co-investigator) Rinaldi, Christopher (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Oct-2019
Wearable Sensor
Dennany, Lynn (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
Dennany, Lynn (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2011 - 13-Oct-2014
European Forensic Genetics Networks of Excellence - EUROFORGEN-NoE (FP7-SEC)
Dennany, Lynn (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2015 - 31-Dec-2016
ECL Nano-Materials
Dennany, Lynn (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2010 - 30-Sep-2014

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Pure and Applied Chemistry
Technology Innovation Centre

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