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 



Sullivan KV, Moore RET, Capper MS, et al., 2021, Zinc stable isotope analysis reveals Zn dyshomeostasis in benign tumours, breast cancer, and adjacent histologically normal tissue, Matallomics, Vol:13, ISSN:1756-591X, Pages:1-12

Schilling K, Moore RET, Sullivan KV, et al., 2021, Zinc stable isotopes in urine as diagnostic for cancer of secretory organs, Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science, Vol:13, ISSN:1756-5901, Pages:1-10

Capper MS, Enriquez Garcia A, Lai B, et al., 2021, The effect of sodium thiosulfate on cytotoxicity of a diimine Re(i) tricarbonyl complex, Dalton Transactions, Vol:50, ISSN:1477-9226, Pages:5968-5977

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

Capper MS, Enriquez Garcia A, Macia N, et al., 2020, Cytotoxicity, cellular localization and photophysical properties of Re(I) tricarbonyl complexes bound to cysteine and its derivatives, Jbic Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Vol:25, ISSN:0949-8257, Pages:759-776

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