External Activities

2011

  • ESF Glutathione and related thiols in the cell conference (St Feliu de Guixols, Spain)
  • Chemical theology of bacillithiol: An unusual cofactor in B. anthracis, S. aureus & related pathogens
  • Institute of Microbiology (Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald)
  • Chemical thiology of bacillithiol: An unusual cofactor low G + C Gram positive bacteria

2010

  • Departmental Research Seminar (School of Chemistry, University of Cardiff)
  • Chemical theology of bacillithiol: An unusual cofactor in B. anthracis, S. aureus & related pathogens
  • EU RedCat Consortium Conference (Peninsular Medical School, University of Exeter)
  • Chemical theology of low molecular weight thiols
  • European trends in enzymology conference (Ascona, Switzerland)
  • Bacillus Anthracis Pantothenate Kinase:- Chargeless ATP Mimics & "Can't Fit, Will Fit” Substrate-Based Inhibition

2009

  • RSC carbohydrate group Autumn meeting (John Innes Centre, Norwich)
  • Bacillithiol: A novel antioxidant thiol produced in Bacilli.
  • RSC carbohydrate group Spring meeting (University College Dublin)
  • Chemoselective Carbohydrate Ligations: Optimisation and Application
  • Young Chemists 2009 (YC09) conference (Imperial College London)
  • Chemoselective Carbohydrate Ligations: Optimisation and Application

2008

  • Young Organic Chemists Meeting, Gregynog, Wales,
  • Chemoselective Carbohydrate Ligations
  • ERA “flash” conference:-Carbohydrates at the Interfaces of Biology, Medicine and Materials Science, Killarney, Ireland
  • Phosphate-free NTP mimicry:- Competitive inhibition of Bacillus anthracis pantothenate kinase

2007

  • School of Chemistry, University of Southampton
  • Bacillus anthracis pantothenate kinase:- Chargeless ATP mimics and some “Can’t fit, Will fit” substrate-based inhibition.
  • School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham.
  • Tooling up to tackle the mycothiol proteome.

2006

  • Sweden/South Africa Workshop on Chemistry and Biochemistry of tuberculosis, Hermanus
  • Alternative substrates as tools for mycothiology.
  • RSC, Republic of Ireland Section, Organocatalysis Symposium, University College Dublin
  • Synthetic Approaches to Sugar Nucleotide Mimetics.
  • 32nd South African Association of Botany conference, Port Elizabeth,
  • Anti-tubercular napthoquinone-based natural products:- Mechanistic studies & target evaluation.

2004

  • Young Organic Chemists Meeting, Gregynog, Wales,
  • Chemical tools for Chemical Biology

2002

  • RSC Bioorganic Chemistry Conference, Leicester,
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town,
  • School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney,
  • ‘Synthesis & Mechanistic Studies of Lunaria Alkaloids as Time-dependent Inhibitors of Trypanothione Reductase’.
  • 21st International Carbohydrate Symposium, Cairns,
  • Biochemical and Structural Analysis of Bordetella pertussis Lipopolysaccharide Biosynthesis.

Other

Course co-ordinator/contributor for SCI Workshop

  • “Biology for Chemists” (June 21-22, 2010, Nottingham)
  • “Biology for Chemists” (June 23-24, 2008, Nottingham)
  • “Biology for Chemists” (June 26-27, 2006, Loughborough)
  • Consultant for the Technology Transfer Division of the Wellcome Trust (2006 to 2009)

Refereeing

Referring for various journals including:-

  • Analytical Biochemistry Carbohydrate Research
  • Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
  • Chemical Communications
  • Molecular Biosystems
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Nature Protocols
  • Organic Letters
  • Tetrahedron
  • Tetrahedron Letters

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