Dr Amelie Heuer-Jungemann

Dr Amelie Heuer-Jungemann

Post-doctoral researcher (2015-2016)

Amelie obtained her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with Biochemistry (1st class MChem), with the William H Perkin Prize for Organic Chemistry, from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2011). During her final year, she worked with Nicola Howarth on the development of a novel route towards N(2)-carbamate-guanyl-acetic acid derivatives as HIV-1 non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Amelie’s PhD project was jointly supervised by Tom Brown and Antonios Kanaras and involved the programmed assembly of gold nanoparticles-DNA assemblies using click chemistry. Her postdoctoral research is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and focuses on diagnostic and therapeutic applications of nucleic acid-nanoparticle conjugates.