Benjamin G. Davis, PhD, University of Oxford

Ben Davis, PhD
Benjamin G. Davis, PhD

Work in the Davis laboratory comes under the broad headings of the Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Biotechnology of Carbohydrates and Proteins. Interests encompass organic synthesis and methodology, inhibitor design, biocatalysis, enzyme mechanism, protein engineering, drug delivery, molecular modelling and molecular biology. The application of an understanding of such systems on a fundamental level leads to the design, synthesis and modification of potential therapeutic and biotechnologically applicable systems.

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  1. Backus KM, Boshoff HI, Barry CS, Boutureira O, Patel MK, D'Hooge F, Lee SS, Via LE, Tahlan K, Barry CE 3rd, Davis BG. Uptake of unnatural trehalose analogs as a reporter for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Nat Chem Biol. 2011 Apr;7(4):228-35.
  2. Chalker JM, Gunnoo SB, Boutureira O, Gerstberger SC, Fernández-González M, Bernardes GJL Griffin L, Hailu H, Schofielda CJ, Davis BG. Methods for converting cysteine to dehydroalanine on peptides and proteins. Chem. Sci., 2011,2, 1666-1676.
  3. Chalker JM, Wood CS, Davis BG. A convenient catalyst for aqueous and protein Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 16346â??16347.