George Papageorgiou

Academic Qualifications

  • 1991    PhD Organic Chemistry, Loughborough University
  • 1987    MSc Medicinal Chemistry, Loughborough University
  • 1986    BSc (Hons) Chemistry, Queen Mary College, University of London

Professional Qualifications

  • 2014    FRSC Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2004    CSci Chartered Scientist-The Science Council
  • 1991    CChem MRSC Chartered Chemist Member of RSC

Professional Experience

2016 to date - Principal Laboratory Research Scientist, Peptide Chemistry, Francis Crick Institute

Design and synthesis of a variety of small molecules as tools for biomedical research including modified amino acids, labelled nucleosides, fluorescent probes etc.

2005-2016 - Senior Investigator Scientist, MRC-NIMR

Synthesis and photochemical evaluation of caged compounds and their applications to neuroscience. Synthesis of ligation auxiliaries for SPPS.

2000-2005 - Senior Research Associate, MRC-NIMR

Synthesis of caged neurotransmitters and other caged compounds for application in smooth muscle and neurophysiological systems.

1994-2000 - Postdoctoral Scientist, MRC-NIMR

Synthesis and characterisation of caged neurotransmitters and technical support in their application.

1992-1994 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sheffield

Synthesis and characterisation of small molecule models for the active metal centres in multi-copper proteins and enzymes.

Professional Skills

  • Extensive experience in the design and implementation of multi-step synthesis of complex organic molecules from milligram to multi-gram scale.
  • Excellent practical skills in the handling of highly reactive, hygroscopic and photosensitive reagents and performing complex reactions in an inert atmosphere.
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