Professor Duncan Graham

Head Of Department

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Personal statement

Position:

Distinguished Professor and Head of Department, Pure and Applied Chemistry, Research Chair of Chemistry, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Director of the Centre for Molecular Nanometrology. 

Biography

Professor Duncan Graham is based at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and is currently Head of Department for Pure and Applied Chemistry. He has a research group of around 20, and over 250 publications to date. Duncan Graham is also a co-founder of the  Centre for Molecular Nanometrology and was a co-founder and director of Renishaw Diagnostics Ltd (formerly D3 Technologies) that was sold to Bruker in 2016.   He serves as Chair of the Publishing Board for the Royal Society of Chemistry and is a trustee of the Royal Society of Chemistry.  He is the current past president of the Analytical Division of the RSC and a trustee of the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund. He is on the advisory editorial board for AnalystChemical Science and Chemical Society Reviews, the editorial advisory board for the  Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, the editorial board for  Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, the advisory board for  Analytical Methods and has served on various peer review panels. He also serves as the vice chair of the Multidisciplinary Expert Review Panel for CRUK and is a member of their Science Committee

Posts held (all at the University of Strathclyde):

August 2016     Head of Department, Pure and Applied Chemistry

August 2013     Deputy Head of Department, Pure and Applied Chemistry

August 2012     Deputy Director WestCHEM

August 2010     Director, WestCHEM
August 2008     Deputy Director, WestCHEM
August 2008     Head of Research Pure and Applied Chemistry
June 2005         Co-Director, Centre for Molecular Nanometrology
March 2004       Professor, Pure and Applied Chemistry
April 2003         Senior Lecturer, Pure and Applied Chemistry
October 2002    RSC’s Analytical Grand Prix Five Year Fellowship
June 2002         Lecturer, Pure and Applied Chemistry
June 1997         BBSRC David Phillips Five-Year Fellow
Jan 1996           Postdoctoral Researcher

Awards and Fellowships:

2017                  Charles Mann Award, FACSS.  

2016                  Theophilus Redwood Award, Royal Society of Chemistry

2012                  Fellows award from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy
2012                  Craver award of the Coblentz Society
2011                  Fellowship of the Society of Biology
2010                  Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
2009                  Corday Morgan Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2007                  Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
2005                  Nexxus Young Life Scientist of the Year
2004                  RSC’s SAC Silver Medal
2002                  RSC’s Analytical Grand Prix five year fellowship
1997                  BBSRC David Phillips five-year fellowship

Publications

A new class of ratiometric small molecule intracellular pH sensors for Raman microscopy
Wilson Liam T, Tipping William J, Jamieson Lauren E, Wetherill Corinna, Henley Zoë, Faulds Karen, Graham Duncan, MacKay Simon P, Tomkinson Nick C O
Analyst Vol 145, pp. 5289-5298 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1039/D0AN00865F
Comparison of Raman and near-infrared chemical mapping for the analysis of pharmaceutical tablets
Carruthers Hannah, Clark Don, Clarke Fiona, Faulds Karen, Graham Duncan
Applied Spectroscopy (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1177/0003702820952440
Investigation of cellular uptake mechanism of functionalised gold nanoparticles into breast cancer using SERS
Kapara Anastasia, Brunton Valerie, Graham Duncan, Faulds Karen
Chemical Science Vol 11, pp. 5819-5829 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1039/D0SC01255F
2,4-dienoyl-CoA reductase regulates lipid homeostasis in treatment-resistant prostate cancer
Blomme Arnaud, Ford Catriona A, Mui Ernest, Patel Rachana, Ntala Chara, Jamieson Lauren E, Planque Mélanie, McGregor Grace H, Peixoto Paul, Hervouet Eric, Nixon Colin, Salji Mark, Gaughan Luke, Markert Elke, Repiscak Peter, Sumpton David, Blanco Giovanny Rodriguez, Lilla Sergio, Kamphorst Jurre J, Graham Duncan, Faulds Karen, MacKay Gillian M, Fendt Sarah-Maria, Zanivan Sara, Leung Hing Y
Nature Communications Vol 11 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16126-7
DNA detection by SERS : hybridisation parameters and the potential for asymmetric PCR
Macdonald Daniel, Smith Ewen, Faulds Karen, Graham Duncan
Analyst Vol 145, pp. 1871-1877 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9AN01732A
Detection of multiple nitroaromatic explosives via formation of a Janowsky complex and SERS
Milligan Kirsty, Shand Neil C, Graham Duncan, Faulds Karen
Analytical Chemistry Vol 92, pp. 3253-3261 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.9b05062

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Research interests

The main focus is the creation of a range of functionalised metallic nanoparticles which can be used for a variety of different purposes which include the diagnosis of disease and also the treatment of disease.  This includes the chemical manipulation of the appropriate surface molecules and labels required to turn these metal nanoparticles into functioning nanosensors capable of detecting single molecules in complex environments using SERS.  In addition, the mounting of therapeutic agents onto these nanoparticles has resulted in significantly increased performance of the drugs when tested against particular disease states.

Professional activities

External Examiner
Examiner
7/2018
Spring SciX
Chair
17/4/2018
Gordon Research Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors
Chair
2018
MRC (Medical Research Council) (External organisation)
Advisor
8/12/2017
Invited seminar - University of Essen
Invited speaker
26/10/2017
Bionanosensing conference
Invited speaker
23/10/2017

More professional activities

Projects

Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Buchanan, Craig
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Buchanan, Craig (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Fergusson, Jodie
Faulds, Karen (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Fergusson, Jodie (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
HTAF - Development of a Rapid Point of Use Detection System for the Assessment of Liver Damage
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator)
12-Jan-2019 - 29-Jan-2020
Mphil with Pfizer
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Benison, Melissa
Faulds, Karen (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Benison, Melissa (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Hislop, Ewan
Edrada-Ebel, Ruangelie (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Young, Louise (Co-investigator) Hislop, Ewan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022

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Address

Pure and Applied Chemistry
Technology Innovation Centre

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