External Activities

Learned Societies

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chartered Chemist
Member of the American Chemical Society

Invited Reviews/Book chapters

Searcey M.; Patterson, L. H. Resistance in Cancer: A Target for Drug Discovery. Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anticancer Agents 2004 4, 457-460.

Searcey, M. Duocarmycins - Natures Prodrugs? Curr. Pharm. Des. 2002 8, 1375-1390.

Casely-Hayford, M.; Searcey, M. The Azinomycins. Discovery, Synthesis and DNA-Binding Studies in DNA and RNA Binders From Small Molecules to Drugs; Demeunynck, M.; Bailly, C.; Wilson, W. D., Eds.; Wiley-VCH Weinheim, 2002. pp676-696


Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Letters, Biochemistry, Nucleic Acids Research, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Chemical Communications, Bioorganic Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Bioorganic Medicinal Chemistry, International Journal of Pharmaceutics.

External Activities

Member of F1000 Biology

Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College.
Reviewer for BBSRC

Invited Talks

2014              School fo Chemistry, University of Reading

2013              Loughborough University School of Chemistry

2012              Medway School of Pharmacy.

2012              Strathclyde Institute for Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences

2011              8th International Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brazil

2011              Brazilian Colloquium on Medicinal Chemistry

2011              Kings College London

2009              National Cancer Research Meeting, Birmingham, UK.

2009              Invited lecturer, Chemistry Department, University College London.

2008              RICT Meeting in Angers, France.

2008              1st Meeting on drug Discovery and Development, Dubai, UAE

2008              Invited Lecturer, University of Bergen, Norway.

PhD students

Twelve PhD students have graduated from the lab to date.

External Examiner

2017-2020      External examiner for MPharm, School of Pharmacy, Queens University of Belfast

2014-2017      External examiner for MSc in Drug Discovery, School of Pharmacy, Nottingham University.

2012-2016      External examiner for MSc in Chemical Sciences, Loughborough University.

2008-2011      External Examiner for Medicinal Chemistry on the Pharmacy degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

2010-2013      External Examiner for medicinal chemistry, Welsh School of Pharmacy, CardiffUniversity.

2010-2011      External Examiner for MSc in Drug Discovery. University of Bradford.

2012-2015         External Examiner for Medicinal Chemistry for School of Pharmacy, University of Hertfordshire

I have acted as both internal and external examiner for around 23 PhD theses, 1 MPhil and 1 MSc.

Conference Organisation

2011 September - Society for Medicines Research Meeting, joint organiser, speaker and chair

2009 June - Society for Medicines Research Meeting, joint organiser and Chair
2006 March - Society for Medicines Research Cancer Treatments for the New Millennium Joint Organiser and Chair
2006 Sept - British Pharmaceutical Conference Joint Organiser RSC/RPSGB Medicinal Chemistry Symposium
2005 Sept - British Pharmaceutical Conference, Joint Organiser, Chair and Speaker.
2005 Oct - RSC Awards conference for Laurence Hurley and Bill Denny, Joint Organiser and Speaker
2005 July - RSC Nucleic Acids Forum of the Nucleic Acids Group. Organiser
2005 July - RSC Chilterns and Middlesex Postgraduate Symposum. Organiser.
2003 Sept - British Pharmaceutical Conference Chair and organiser of Medicinal Chemistry session

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