Professor Russell Cox's research is focussed on the biosynthesis of biologically active compounds by microorganisms. He is particularly interested in how living systems can orchestrate complex reactions to rapidly and efficiently produce structurally diverse and complex compounds from simple precursors. Techniques in use in his research include microbiology, molecular biology, enzymology, analytical chemistry, natural products chemistry and structure elucidation using NMR and mass spectrometry.
His teaching activities occur at all stages in the School of Chemistry from level I undergraduate lectures and tutorials through to postgraduate workshops and all between.
Synthesis of small molecules.
Chemistry and enzymology of proteins ...
Russell Cox was born in 1967 in Lyndhurst in the New Forest. He grew up in a small rural village near to Lymington on the South coast of the UK, where he learned to sail, shoot and fish.
He studied for a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry at the University of Durham, and then spent three years studying the biosynthesis of the fungal metabolite tenellin with David O'Hagan, again at the University of Durham.
After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1992, he moved to the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, to study the enzymology of bacterial lysine biosynthesis with ...
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