School of Life Sciences

Spencer Lab

Welcome to the Spencer group website.



Group "us"ie; 1-10-14: LHS JS,






New book; out soon!!




I)     funding has been secured for a 1 year research study. We will investigate metal dyshomeostasis in this disease. More to follow.




AICR funding has been secured! Project started 21-7-14. Dr Bradley Springett (LHS, below, with Gavin Roffe (centre) and Adam Close (RHS) at Pride) joined us from Institute of Cancer Therapeutics, Bradford and has been introduced to a number of local catering and drinks establishments........ Welcome Bradley!


III) New PhD:

 A Precompetitive Modular Peptidomimetic Toolkit for Targeting PPIs. iCASE. Welcome and good luck Raysa Khan!



Microwave-Mediated Synthesis of N-Methyliminodiacetic Acid (MIDA) Boronates. Close,A. J.; Kemmitt,P.; Emmerson, M. K.; Spencer, J. Tetrahedron, 2014, in press. DOI:




 Synthesis of Hybrid Anticancer Agents Based on Kinase and Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors. Patel, H.; Chuckowree, I.; Coxhead, P. Guille, M.; Wang, M.; Zuckermann, A.;  Williams, R. S. B.;  Librizzi, M.; Paranal, R. N.;  Bradner, J. E.; Spencer, J. MedChemComm. 2014, DOI: 10.1039/c4md00211c,accepted, in press.


Multifunctional 8-Hydroxyquinoline-Appended Cyclodextrins as New Inhibitors of Metal-Induced Protein Aggregation. Oliveri, V.; Attanasio, F.; Puglisi, A.; Spencer, J.; Vecchio, G. Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 8954-8964.

ACCEPTED AS BACK COVER FOR JOURNAL and highlighted on the ChemistryViews website: