The RSC Chemical Biology Book Series is a new venture that aims to provide a suite of high level research books on cutting-edge research at the interface of chemistry and biology. We are delighted to have recently appointed Professor Tom Brown as Editor-in-Chief.
Tom has been announced as the Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year. He is responsible for three tremendously successful start-ups, Oswel, ATDBio and Primer Design. Read his entrepreneurial story in the recent article in Chemistry World, Triple-Stranded Success Story, by Sarah Houlton.
Tom received his first degree and PhD in Chemistry at Bradford University. He moved to Nottingham University, then to Oxford and Cambridge University to carry out postdoctoral research. In 1985 he was appointed to a lectureship in Biological Chemistry at Edinburgh University where he was promoted to Reader then Professor of Nucleic Acids Chemistry. He moved to a Chair in Chemical Biology at Southampton University in 1995. As well as his continuing involvement in ATDBio and Primer Design, Tom is now an academic at the University of Oxford. His research interests lie in nucleic acid chemistry, DNA sequence recognition and the application of nucleic acids to nanotechnology, diagnostics and biology.
Tom co-edited the book, DNA Conjugates and Sensors, with Professor Keith Fox, University of Southampton. Find out more about this excellent volume, which describes the preparation of DNA-conjugates and their applications as aptamers, riboswitches and nanostructures here…
DNA Conjugates and Sensors, Keith R Fox (Editor), Tom Brown (Editor), ISBN: 978-1-84973-427-1, Copyright 2012
You might also be interested to read some of Tom’s recent articles:
Triplex-mediated analysis of cytosine methylation at CpA sites in DNA
Marie W. Johannsen, Simon R. Gerrard, Tracy Melvin and Tom Brown
Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 551-553, DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45917A, Communication
Self-reporting hybridisation assay for miRNA analysis
Jo-Anne Riley, Tom Brown, Nittaya Gale, Julie Herniman and G. John Langley
Analyst, 2014,139, 1088-1092, DOI: 10.1039/C3AN01825C, Paper
Combined nucleobase and backbone modifications enhance DNA duplex stability and preserve biocompatibility
Afaf H. El-Sagheer and Tom Brown
Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 253-259, DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51753E, Edge Article
Gold nanoparticles and fluorescently-labelled DNA as a platform for biological sensing
Amelie Heuer-Jungemann, Pascal K. Harimech, Tom Brown and Antonios G. Kanaras
Nanoscale, 2013,5, 9503-9510, DOI: 10.1039/C3NR03707J, Minireview