Susan gained her BPharm from the University of Nottingham in 1991, qualified as a Pharmacist (RPSGB) in 1992 before receiving her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, from the University of Bath in 1995 for a thesis entitled "Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers for Delivery of Diagnostic Agents". She gained Post-Doctoral experience at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague (Royal Society European Fellowship), Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz and the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford before taking up the Kinerton Lectureship of Organic Chemistry at Trinity College, Dublin.  She joined the School in April 2003 as Lecturer of Medicinal Chemistry and was promoted to Senior lecturer in 2008.

She is currently the Chair of the University South East Asia Dialogue Group and was the Associate Dean for Admissions for the Faculty of Science from 2011 till 2016


PhD Positions

Click here for current PhD opportunities in PHA. But feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.


Selected Publications


K. Buffet, I. Nierengarten, N. Galanos,E. Gillon, M. Holler,A. Imberty, S. E. Matthews, S. Vidal, S. P. Vincent,J.-F. Nierengarten

Pillar[5]arene-based glycoclusters: synthesis and multivalent binding to pathogenic bacterial lectins

Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 2955-2963


A. M. Boukerb, A. Rousset, N. Galanos, J.-B. Méar, M. Thepaut, T. Grandjean, E. Gillon, S. Cecioni, C. Abderrahmen, K. Faure, D. Redelberger, E. Kipnis, R. Dessein, S. Havet, B. Drablade, S. E. Matthews, S. de Bentzmann, B. Guéry, B. Cournoyer, A. Imberty, S. Vidal

Anti-adhesive properties of glycoclusters against Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection

J. Med. Chem., 2014, 57, 10275-10289


Y. Brissonnet, C. Ortiz-Mellet, S. Morandat, D. Deniaud, S. E. Matthews,  S. Vidal, K. El Kirat S. G. Gouin

Topological effects and binding modes operating with multivalent iminosugar-based glycoclusters and glycosidases

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 18427-18435


S. Cecioni, J.-P. Praly, S. E. Matthews M. Wimmerová, A. Imberty, S. Vidal

Rational design and synthesis of optimized glycoclusters for multivalent lectin-carbohydrate interactions: Influence of the linker arm.

Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 6250-6263   

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