Biomedicine

There is an urgent need to find new antibiotics as bacteria are constantly evolving and steadily becoming resistant to the current
Early-warning sensing systems that can test and track serious infectious diseases – such as major flu epidemics, MRSA and HIV...
Molecular vibrations, rather than molecular shape, give substances their distinct smell according to a new study by LCN and UCL sc
Animal cells behave like fluid-filled sponges in response to being mechanically deformed according to new research published in Na
One cell thick monolayers are the simplest tissues found in multicellular organisms, yet they fulfil critical roles in normal phys
Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive test that should enable them to detect signs of a disease in its earliest stages, in
When Watson and Crick discovered the DNA double helix nearly sixty years ago, they based their structure on an averaged X-ray diff
In a collaboration with Waseda University in Tokyo, LCN researchers have grown highly boron doped diamond layers only 1nm in thick

James Wilton-Ely

Dr Wilton-Ely's research involves bridging the gap between molecular compounds and the nanoscale. His group uses their synthetic expertise to functionalise nanostructures with molecular species and apply these materials to fields as diverse as medical imaging (MRI and PET), sensing (CO and heavy metals) and catalysis (C-H activation, C-C bond formation). Of particular interest is the development of new attachment methods for gold nanoparticles, which allow multiple surface units to be incorporated in a stepwise, modular fashion.

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