Leeds Metropolitan University
Post Compulsory Education and Training
University of Warwick
University of Derby
1st Class Honours (1998)
Information about Gerard
I am a highly skilled biological chemistry researcher with high levels of academic achievement and a number of publications (see below). I have a PhD in organic chemistry and a first class hons. degree in chemistry. I am a Royal Society of Chemistry and American Chemical Society member. I am keen to pass on my knowledge and skills to learners from all backgrounds. I have recently completed an initial teacher training course at Bradford College (July 2013). Since then I have been working on an access to HE program and around South Yorkshire and the East Midlands as a supply teacher. My specialisms are pre-university chemistry and university level organic chemistry. I have been conducting private tuition since 2011.
The synthesis of nucleoside models. Tetrahedron, 59 (26), 4739, 2003.
Impact of 8-aryl and 8-heteroaryl-2-deoxyguanosine derivatives on G-quadruplex formation. Nucleic Acid Symposium Series, 51, 39, 2007.
The synthesis of 8-heteroaromatic-2-deoxyguanosine derivatives. Synlett, 10, 1510, 2008.
Isostructural self-assembly of 2′-deoxyguanosine derivatives in aqueous and organic media. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130 (32), 10429, 2008.
Walking a supramolecular tightrope. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131 (30), 10403, 2009.
Development of rationally designed DNA N6-adeninemethyltransferase inhibitors. Bio-org. Med. Chem. Lett., 22, (9), 3079-3082, 2012.
Structural studies of supramolecular G-quadruplexes formed from 8-aryl-2-deoxyguanosine derivatives. J. Org. Chem., 81, (14), 6026, 2016.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: Access to HE (Science, Chemistry), A` Level Chemistry, A` Level Applied Science, GCSE Chemistry and Single Science, KS3 and 4 Science. University tutorials and lecturing. BTEC Applied Science.
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