Ben G. Davis

Ben G. Davis

Benjamin Guy Davis (August 8, 1970 -) is a British chemical and biochemical professor at the University of Oxford. (Photo quote:University of Oxford, Dept. of Chemistry)

• Education and Experiences

1993 Graduated from the University of Oxford
1996 Ph.D., the University of Oxford (Professor George Freet)
1996-1998 Doctoral researcher, the University of Toronto (Professor J. Bryan Jones)
1998 Associate Professor, Durham University
2001 Dyson Perrins Laboratory, the University of Oxford
2005 – Current Professor Dyson Perrins Institute, the University of Oxford

• Awards and Honors

1999 Meldola Medal and Prize
2015 Fellow of Royal Society (FRS)

• Research

His group is engaged in understanding molecular biology on synthetic biology, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry etc from the perspective of chemistry.

Synthesis of glycoproteins and related biofunctional chemicals

Cited from [1]

Particularly, the group has made remarkable achievements in developing the protein modification method starting from a dehydroalanine residue.[1] Recently, they have developed an artificial protein post-translational modification method[2] that enables introduction of a wide variety of structural units based on radical conditions.

• References

  1. “Methods for converting cysteine to dehydroalanine on peptides and proteins” Chalker, J.; Gunnoo, S.; Boutureira, O.; Gerstberger, S.; Fernández-González, M.; Bernardes, G.; Griffin, L.; Hailu, H.; Schofield, C.; Davis, B. Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 1666. DOI: 10.1039/c1sc00185j
  2. “Posttranslational mutagenesis: A chemical strategy for exploring protein side-chain diversity” Wright, T. H.; Bower, B. J.; Chalker, J. M.; Bernardes, G. J. J.; Wiewiora, R.; Ng, W.-L. L.; Raj, R.; Faulkner, S.; Vallée, M. R.; Phanumartwiwath, A.; Coleman, O. D.; Thézénas, M.-L. L.; Khan, M.; Galan, S. R. R.; Lercher, L.; Schombs, M. W.; Gerstberger, S.; Palm-Espling, M. E.; Baldwin, A. J.; Kessler, B. M.; Claridge, T. D.; Mohammed, S.; Davis, B. G. Science 2016, 354. DOI: 10.1126/science.aag1465

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