Dr David Palmer

Senior Lecturer

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Personal statement

I am a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Stratchlyde.  I was born in London, but grew up in Cumbria in north west England.  After obtaining a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield, I worked as a synthesis chemist for Norbrook Laboratories before reading my PhD in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.  Between 2008 and 2011, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University in Denmark and then at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.   In 2012 I was awarded a Marie Curie Research Fellowship and returned to the UK to join the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde.  I moved to my current position in the Department of Chemistry in February 2014.

Publications

A comparative investigation of two handheld near-IR spectrometers for direct forensic examination of fibres in-situ
Rashed Hamad S, Mishra Puneet, Nordon Alison, Palmer David S, Baker Matthew J
Vibrational Spectroscopy Vol 113 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vibspec.2020.103205
Early economic evaluation to guide the development of a spectroscopic liquid biopsy for the detection of brain cancer
Gray Ewan, Cameron James M, Butler Holly J, Jenkinson Michael D, Hegarty Mark G, Palmer David S, Brennan Paul M, Baker Matthew J
International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care Vol 37 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266462321000143
Interrogation of IDH1 status in gliomas by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
Cameron James M, Conn Justin J A, Rinaldi Christopher, Sala Alexandra, Brennan Paul M, Jenkinson Michael D, Caldwell Helen, Cinque Gianfelice, Syed Khaja, Butler Holly J, Hegarty Mark G, Palmer David S, Baker Matthew J
Cancers Vol 12 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12123682
Rapid analysis of disease state in liquid human serum combining infrared spectroscopy and "digital drying"
Sala Alexandra, Spalding Katie E, Ashton Katharine M, Board Ruth, Butler Holly J, Dawson Timothy P, Harris Dean A, Hughes Caryn S, Jenkins Cerys A, Jenkinson Michael D, Palmer David S, Smith Benjamin R, Thornton Catherine A, Baker Matthew J
Journal of Biophotonics Vol 13 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1002/jbio.202000118
Stratifying brain tumour histological sub-types : the application of ATR-FTIR serum spectroscopy in secondary care
Cameron James M, Rinaldi Christopher, Butler Holly J, Hegarty Mark G, Brennan Paul M, Jenkinson Michael D, Syed Khaja, Ashton Katherine M, Dawson Timothy P, Palmer David S, Baker Matthew J
Cancers Vol 12 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12071710
Multi-solvent models for solvation free energy predictions using 3D-RISM hydration thermodynamic descriptors
Subramanian Vigneshwari, Ratkova Ekaterina, Palmer David S, Engkvist Ola, Fedorov Maxim V, Llinas Antonio
Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling Vol 60, pp. 2977-2988 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jcim.0c00065

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Research interests

The main focus of my research is the development and application of molecular simulation and molecular informatics methods to solve industrially relevant problems at the interface between biochemistry and chemical physics.  Recent examples have included the design of an enzyme for use in food manufacturing (in collaboration with Chr. Hansen A/S) and the development of new methods for computational drug discovery using the Integral Equation Theory of Molecular Liquids (in collaboration with AstraZeneca).

Professional activities

ScotCHEM 2015
Organiser
26/6/2015
Computational Biomolecular Design using the Integral Equation Theory of Molecular Liquids: from Drug Discovery to Bionanotechnology
Contributor
27/4/2015
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (Journal)
Guest editor
1/1/2015
WE-Heraeus Seminar on "Exploring Solvation Science"
Participant
27/10/2014
Modelling Molecules and Materials – M3 MGMS Meeting
Participant
20/8/2014
248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
Speaker
10/8/2014

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Projects

Industrial Case Account - University of Strathclyde 2020 | Russell, Hayley
Nelson, David (Principal Investigator) Palmer, David (Co-investigator) Russell, Hayley (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025
Augmenting Molecular Property Prediction with AI and Chemical Calculation | Ahmad, Abdullah
Palmer, David (Principal Investigator) Tuttle, Tell (Co-investigator) Ahmad, Abdullah (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Endofotonics - Low-Risk Stratification Project - Short project
Palmer, David (Principal Investigator)
15-Jan-2020 - 14-Jan-2020
Industrial Case Account - University of Strathclyde 2019 | Sharratt, Hannah
Palmer, David (Principal Investigator) Nelson, David (Co-investigator) Sharratt, Hannah (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Augmenting Molecular Property Prediction with AI and Chemical Calculation
Palmer, David (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2023
Industrial Case Account - University of Strathclyde 2019 | Conn, Jonathan
Palmer, David (Principal Investigator) Nelson, David (Co-investigator) Conn, Jonathan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023

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Address

Pure and Applied Chemistry
Thomas Graham Building

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