Ramón Vilar is Professor of Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. He is also Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/chemical-biology)
The Vilar group is a multidisciplinary team of students (PhD/MRes/UG) and postdoctoral associates based at the Molecular Sciences Research Hub (Chemistry Deparment). They focus on developing novel tools and technologies to interrogate biological systems and their research spans several areas such as medicinal inorganic chemistry, chemical biology, molecular recognition and molecular imaging. Some of the areas of interest include the role that unusual nucleic acids' structures (e.g. G-quadruplexes and triplexes) have in defining their biological function; the biological role metal ions play in living systems; the development of metal-based systems as potential anticancer and antibacterial drugs. The group also has an interest in the development of molecular tools for the detection and removal of environmentally harmful species (such as arsenic, cyanide and lead) in water. See the full list of Prof Vilar's publications here.
Positions currently available in the group:
et al., 2023, Platinum(II)‐Based Optical Probes for Imaging Quadruplex DNA Structures via Phosphorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy, Angewandte Chemie, ISSN:0044-8249
et al., 2023, Platinum(II)-Based Optical Probes for Imaging Quadruplex DNA Structures via Phosphorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy., Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
et al., 2023, Dimeric Metal-Salphen Complexes Which Target Multimeric G-Quadruplex DNA., Bioconjug Chem, Vol:34, Pages:911-921
et al., 2023, Functionalised polymeric materials for the removal of arsenate from contaminated water, Environmental Science-water Research & Technology, Vol:9, ISSN:2053-1400, Pages:772-780
et al., 2023, Identification and characterisation of G-quadruplex DNA-forming sequences in the Pseudomonas aeruginosa genome, Rsc Chemical Biology, Vol:4, ISSN:2633-0679, Pages:94-100