Imperial College London

Miles S Capper

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Postgraduate







2.57FRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





PhD student with an interest in the the study of d-block elements and their applications in cancer research. Current research involves the use of trace metal stable isotope systems to investigate Cu and Zn isotopes in breast cancer tissues under the supervision of Professor Mark Rehkämper. 

Research Interests

  • Cu and Zn isotope compositions in breast cancer 
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT) and Chemotherapy
  • Metals in medicine


  • PhD, Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, 2019-2022
  • MSc, Chemistry, University of Calgary, 2019
  • MSc, Scientific Research and Communication , University of Warwick, 2017
  • BSc, Chemistry, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2016 



Capper MS, Rehkämper M, Packman H, 2020, Rhenium-based complexes and in vivo testing: A brief history, Chembiochem, Vol:21, ISSN:1439-4227, Pages:2111-2115

Banerjee S, Capper MS, Clarkson GJ, et al., 2019, Dual-action platinum(II) Schiff base complexes: Photocytotoxicity and cellular imaging, Polyhedron, Vol:172, ISSN:0277-5387, Pages:157-166

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