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Mike Hannon's research interests cover anti-cancer metallo-drugs, bioinorganic chemistry and chemical biology. His group are exploring synthetic nanosized cylinders that bind strongly in the major groove of DNA or at DNA junctions and which induce remarkable intramolecular DNA coiling that is unprecedented with synthetic agents. This offers the possibility of coiling and immobilising specific genes. The work is underpinned by a programme on design of sophisticated metallo-supramolecular nanoscale architectures in one-pot reactions from commercial agents. Professor Hannon's group offers opportunities for doctoral research in the following areas:

Imaging chemistry for biology and medicine
Molecular probe design
Bioinorganic chemistry
Metal-based drugs
DNA recognition
Biological chemistry and chemical biology
Supramolecular chemistry


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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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