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Dr Graeme Turnbull

Department: Applied Sciences

 Graeme Turnbull

Dr Graeme Turnbull is the Scientific Officer for Analytical and Preparative Methods in the Department of Applied Sciences, and works on the development of novel methods of detecting pathogenic microorganisms and industrial biocatalysis.

Campus Address

Ellison Building, A505
City Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Chemistry PhD December 10 2012
  • Chemistry BSc (Hons) July 01 2009
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy FHEA 2018
  • Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry CChem 2016
  • Chartered Scientist of The Science Council CSci 2016
  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry MRSC 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Fluorogenic L-alanylaminopeptidase substrates derived from 6-amino-2-hetarylquinolines and 7-amino-3-hetarylcoumarins and their potential applications in diagnostic microbiology, Cellier-Rastit, M., James, A., Orenga, S., Perry, J., Robinson, S., Turnbull, G., Stanforth, S. 15 May 2019, In: Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
  • Rigidly linking cyclometallated Ir(iii) and Pt(ii) centres: an efficient approach to strongly absorbing and highly phosphorescent red emitters, Turnbull, G., Williams, G., Kozhevnikov, V. 4 Mar 2017, In: Chemical Communications
  • The Synthesis of L-Alanyl and β-Alanyl Derivatives of 2-Aminoacridone and Their Application in the Detection of Clinically-Important Microorganisms, James, A., Cellier, M., Orenga, S., Perry, J., Turnbull, G., Stanforth, S. 8 Jul 2016, In: PLoS One
  • 2-(Nitroaryl)benzothiazole and benzoxazole derivatives as fluorogenic substrates for the detection of nitroreductase activity in clinically important microorganisms, Cellier, M., Gignoux, A., James, A., Orenga, S., Perry, J., Robinson, S., Stanforth, S., Turnbull, G. 15 Dec 2015, In: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
  • A high-throughput screening method for determining the substrate scope of nitrilases, Black, G., Brown, N., Perry, J., Randall, P., Turnbull, G., Zhang, M. 9 Jan 2015, In: Chemical Communications
  • Synthesis of 2-arylbenzothiazole derivatives and their application in bacterial detection, Cellier, M., Fazackerley, E., James, A., Orenga, S., Perry, J., Turnbull, G., Stanforth, S. 15 Feb 2014, In: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry


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