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Professional career

First appointment at UEA 1967, Professor of Chemistry since 1994.

Mike has published more than 250 articles, principally peer reviewed research papers but also various invited book chapters, reviews, patents and patent applications. About 70% of these are concerned with research into the chemistry and applications of phthalocyanines and related macrocycles, a research area he entered about 30 years ago. He is an established international figure in phthalocyanine research and through CEC contracts and other opportunities his research group has collaborated with other major phthalocyanine groups in Europe. He also has research collaborations with groups in Japan and South Africa. He has co-organised or served on organising committees of a number of major international conferences on phthalocyanines and materials chemistry and in particular the Edinburgh Conference on Phthalocyanines in 1998 which was a catalyst for setting up the successful series of biennial International Conferences on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, ICPP. These have been held in Dijon 2000, Kyoto 2002, New Orleans 2004, Rome 2006, Moscow 2009, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico 2010, Jeju Island, Korea 2012. He has given either plenary or invited lectures at all of these and has also been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines since its inception in 1997. In addition he has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Materials Chemistry. Recent invited international lectures have been given at York University Toronto (2009), 2nd Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Ontario (2009), Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010), Beijing Jiaotong University (2010) and Osaka University (2013). He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, and was the 2006 Barker Lecturer at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Selected Publications

Routes to some 3,6-disubstituted phthalonitriles and examples of phthalocyanines derived therefrom. An overview

M. J. Heeney, S. A. Al-Raqa, A. Auger, P. M. Burnham, A. N. Cammidge, I. Chambrier, M. J. Cook. J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 2013, 17, 649-664.
DOI: 10.1142/S108842461330005X

Synthesis, characterisation, MCD spectroscopy and TD-DFT calculations of copper metallated non-peripherally substituted octa-octyl derivatives of tetrabenzotriazaporphyrin, cis and trans tetrabenzodiazaporphyrin, tetrabenzomonoazaporphyrin and tetrabenzoporphyrin
J. Mack, L. Sosa-Vargas, S. J. Coles, G. J. Tizzard, I. Chambrier, A. N. Cammidge, M. J. Cook. N. Kobayashi. Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 12820-12833.
DOI: 10.1021/ic301712h

Targeting the Oncofetal Thomsen-Friedenreich Disaccharide Using Jacalin-PEG Phthalocyanine Gold Nanoparticles for Photodynamic Cancer Therapy.
G. Obaid, I. Chambrier, M. J. Cook, D. A. Russell. Angew. Chemie Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 6158-6162.

Phthalocyanine analogues: unexpectedly facile access to non-peripherally substituted octa-alkyl tetrabenzotriazaporphyrins, tetrabenzodiazaporphyrins, tetrabenzomonoazaporphyrins and tetrabenzoporphyrins
A. N. Cammidge, I. Chambrier, M. J. Cook, D. L. Hughes, M. Rahman, L Sosa-Vargas, Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 3136-3146.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201002176

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