Peter L Roach
- Primary position:
- Professor of Chemical Biology
- Other positions:
- Head of Chemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Peter Roach was an undergraduate at Bristol University and graduated with an honours degree in Biochemistry in 1986. After a year working at Hammersmith Hospital, he studied for a PhD in peptide chemistry at Edinburgh University, under the supervision of Professor Bob Ramage. In 1990 he began postdoctoral research with Professor Sir Jack Baldwin FRS. He was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 1997 and made a tutorial fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. In 1999, he was appointed to a lectureship at Southampton University and was made Senior Lecturer in 2008. Peter is a member of the Biochemical Society.
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
Conference or Workshop Item
Biosynthesis, enzyme mechanisms, radicals, structural studies, iron sulphur clusters, DNA methyltransferase, DNA repair, epigenetics, suspension arrays, encoding.
2008-2011 “Novel Antibiotics from DNA Adenine Methyltransferase Inhibitors”, DTRA, £955k. US DTRA, collaborative grant with Prof. P. Oyston, DSTL Porton Down,
2005-2008 "Receptronics" EU STREP Contract NMP4-CT-2005-017114, 1.99M€.
2003-2008 “4 Billion Bases A Day”, RCUK, £5.1M. Collaborative grant with Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh.
Research project with Sociology: Silicon Nanowire Arrays for Viral Infection markers
Primary research group: Chemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
I give lectures on:
CHEM1018 Fundementals of Organic Chemistry (first year)
CHEM1012 Introduction to Chemistry (first year biology students)
CHEM2010 Organic Chemistry in the Environment (second year)
CHEM3038 Advance Organic Chemistry (third year)
I am coordinator for the postgraduate course CHEM6020 Problem Solving in Chemical Biology.