Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Advanced Research Fellow (Sir Henry Dale Fellowship)



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Anna is a Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow in the Department of Chemistry and the Institute of Chemical Biology. Anna is the first holder of this fellowship in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial. 

After graduating with an MChem degree from Durham University in 2008, Anna began a PhD in Chemistry with Professor David Smith at the University of York on self-assembling dendrons with applications in gene delivery which included a research visit at the University of Illinois. From 2012, she worked as a post-doctoral research associate with Professor Andy Wilson at the University of Leeds for 2 years on the development of novel inhibitors of protein-protein interactions. She then carried out a post-doc at Imperial College with Professor Ed Tate  for one year before starting a Junior Research Fellowship at Imperial in October 2015.

For more detail about our work and group members please see the Barnard Group website.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Rueda-Zubiaurre A, Yahiya S, Fischer O, et al., 2020, Structure-activity relationship studies of a novel class of transmission blocking antimalarials targeting male gametes., Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Vol:63, ISSN:0022-2623, Pages:2240-2262

Flack T, Romain C, White A, et al., 2019, Design, synthesis and conformational analysis of oligobenzanilides as multi-facial alpha-helix mimetics, Organic Letters, Vol:21, ISSN:1523-7052, Pages:4433-4438

Barnard A, Long K, Martin HL, et al., 2015, Selective and potent proteomimetic inhibitors of intracellular protein–protein interactions, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:54, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:2960-2965

Barnard A, Miles JA, Burslem GM, et al., 2014, Multivalent helix mimetics for PPI-inhibition, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Vol:13, ISSN:1477-0539, Pages:258-264

Barnard A, Long K, Yeo DJ, et al., 2014, Orthogonal functionalisation of alpha-helix mimetics, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Vol:12, ISSN:1477-0520, Pages:6794-6799

Bromfield SM, Barnard A, Posocco P, et al., 2013, Mallard Blue: A High-Affinity Selective Heparin Sensor That Operates in Highly Competitive Media, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:135, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:2911-2914

Barnard A, Smith DK, 2012, Self-Assembled Multivalency: Dynamic Ligand Arrays for High-Affinity Binding, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:51, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:6572-6581

Barnard A, Posocco P, Pricl S, et al., 2011, Degradable Self-Assembling Dendrons for Gene Delivery: Experimental and Theoretical Insights into the Barriers to Cellular Uptake, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:133, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:20288-20300

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