People

Project Lead

Dr Liam Cox

Dr Liam Cox

Deputy Head of School
Reader in Organic Chemistry

School of Chemistry

Dr Liam Cox is a Reader in Biological Organic Chemistry at The University of Birmingham and heads up the School’s Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery Research Theme. 

Since joining Birmingham in 1999, he has supervised over 20 PhD students, published extensively in the scientific literature and secured funding from the EPSRC and MRC, EU, Wellcome Trust, The Leverhulme Trustand ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 3524
Email
l.r.cox@bham.ac.uk

Academic Supervisors

Dr Richard Grainger

Dr Richard Grainger

Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

School of Chemistry

Richard Grainger is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemistry, where he carries out research in, and teaches, organic chemistry. His research is focused on the development of new synthetic methods and strategies, and their application in the synthesis of organic molecules of biological or structural interest, particularly natural products. He also has an ongoing interest in organosulfur ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4465
Email
r.s.grainger@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kimberley Roper

Dr Kimberley Roper

Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry

School of Pharmacy

Dr Kim Roper is a Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry within the School of Pharmacy in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. She carries out research in organic chemistry focussing on the synthesis of small molecules and is involved in the development and delivery of the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) undergraduate degree programme.

Kim has very strong background in organic synthesis, having been trained ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3643
Email
k.a.roper@bham.ac.uk

ApconiX Lead

Professor Ruth Roberts

Professor Ruth Roberts

Chair in Drug Discovery

School of Chemistry

Ruth began her academic career in the laboratory of T Michael Dexter at the CRC Patterson institute where her PhD studies contributed to defining the stem cell niche (Roberts et al., (1988) Nature 332: 376-378. 306).  She then conducted postdoctoral research at Cancer Research UK under Professors Karol Sikora and Bill Gullick.  In 1990, Ruth joined ICI CTL as a junior lab head ...

Telephone
+44 121 371 8113
Email
r.roberts.4@bham.ac.uk

Ethical Lead

Professor Zoe Pikramenou

Professor Zoe Pikramenou

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Photophysics
EPS Director of Internationalisation

School of Chemistry

Zoe Pikramenou runs an active interdisciplinary research programme on Photophysics in Nanoscience and Biomolecular Chemistry using supramolecular design and synthesis, coordination chemistry, luminescence spectroscopy and imaging.

The research area has received an internationally recognised profile with invited lectures at international and national congresses covering a breadth of chemical ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 2290
Email
z.pikramenou@bham.ac.uk

Project Manager

Luke Jones

Research Administration Officer

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 7871
Email
l.jones.2@bham.ac.uk 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 765116.