Kylie Vincent's Group
Department of Chemistry,
University of Oxford,
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory,
South Parks Road, OX1 3QR
kylie.vincent@chem.ox.ac.uk

Kylie Vincent

Associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry and
Tutorial Fellow in Inorganic Chemistry at Jesus College Oxford

Kylie Vincent is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, Australia (BA/ BSc(Hons), Ph.D. (2004)). Her PhD research was conducted in the group of Stephen Best (University of Melbourne, Australia) and involved a 12 month collaborative visit to the group of Chris Pickett (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK) supported by a Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship. She carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford with Fraser Armstrong from 2002-2007 and held an R. J. P. Williams Junior Research Fellowship at Wadham College, Oxford from 2003-2007. In October 2007 she took up a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in the Chemistry Department at Oxford University and a Senior Research Fellowship at Wadham College, Oxford. In October 2008 she was appointed to an RCUK Academic Fellowship in the Chemistry Department and a Senior Research Fellowship at Jesus College Oxford, and she took up her current position in 2013. Her research interests include the application of electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical methods to biological systems, in particular enzymes involved in energy cycling. She teaches in Inorganic Chemistry. Outside the lab she enjoys travelling, literature, running and cooking. View full Curriculum vitae.

Postdoctoral Scientists

Philip Ash

My research interests include the novel application of physical techniques to study problems with biological or technological importance. I am currently exploiting the potential of FTIR spectroscopy to probe catalytic states of enzymes immobilized at electrode surfaces.

Away from the lab I enjoy playing the tuba. Over the years this has allowed me to visit many interesting places around Europe, and Blackpool.

Simantini Nayak

Simantini joined the group in November 2013, and took up a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship in April 2015.

Holly Reeve (Project Manger, HydRegen)

Holly completed her Part II and DPhil in the group and has been responsible for development of the HydRegen technology over the last 6 years. She is now Project Manager and Co-Investigator on the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst funded project that has been awarded to develop this technology towards commercialisation. Holly has completed a number of business and entrepreneurship training courses to support this work.

Jack Rowbotham

Jack completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge before moving to Durham for his PhD. His doctoral research with Phil Dyer and Chris Greenwell investigated the coordination chemistry of algal carbohydrates. Jack joined the Vincent group in April 2016 as a PDRA where he is currently working on the optimisation and application of immobilised metalloenzymes as heterogeneous hydrogenation catalysts (see the HydRegen project).

Miguel Ramirez

Miguel is a Postdoctoral Research Associate contributing to the development of the HydRegen technology. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (BSc) and completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2013. Miguel works in the molecular biology and protein engineering efforts required for enzyme preparation, engineering and adaptation to the HydRegen technology. His research interests include the application of proteins for biotechnology and synthetic biology applications.

Lisa Thompson

Lisa is a PDRA in flow chemistry, contributing to the development of the HydRegen project. She studied for her MChem degree at the University of Edinburgh and then carried out her PhD research in the Institute for Process Research and Development at the University of Leeds. Her doctoral research focused on the combination of chemical and biological catalyst for chiral amine synthesis in continuous flow reactors.

Erin Dodd

Erin completed her PhD at McGill University in Canada, and moved on to study the ins and outs of biological signalling through NO in the labs of S. J. Lippard at MIT, N. E. Le Brun at the University of East Anglia as a Newton Fellow, and now in this group as a PDRA. With a mixed background in spectroscopy, synthetic inorganic chemistry, and even some protein work, she is interested in exploring the mechanism of the reaction of reactive N/O species with the [4Fe4S] clusters of bacterial NO sensor proteins using FTIR techniques.

Lab Technician

Elena Nomerotskaia

Elena is a lab technician with the Vincent group and the Armstrong group and is responsible for large scale prepration of hydrogenase enzymes.


DPhil and MSc Students

Tianze Zhu

I am a DPhil student at Jesus College. My research uses enzyme electrochemistry to study and optimise a modular system for recycling biological cofactors. My undergraduate degree was in biology, and I hope to explore more about my project at the interface between biology and chemistry. I am from Beijing, China. I am quite enjoying living and studying in Oxford now. I am interested in European history and architecture. I also like travelling, seeing different people and learning from different cultures.


Tom Lonsdale

Tom (former Part II) rejoined the group in October 2013 as a DPhil student at Wolfson College.

HyunSeo (Ellie) Park

I am a MSc (by Research) student at St. Peter's college. My project in the Vincent group is about gas pressure systems of hydrogenases, and I am also involved in a joint project with the Wong group studying applications of enzymes in biotechnology. Before coming to Oxford, I did my BSc (in chemistry) degree at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST). I love eating (sweet) food, doing sports-especially figure skating, ice hockey and rowing-and playing music.

Ting Chen

I am a MSc (by Research) student at Somerville college. My research is about nitrogenase. I got my bachelor degree in the University of Birmingham and Beijing University of Chemical Technology.

Michael Posidias

Michael is a 2nd year DPhil student at Jesus College. His research involves novel biocatalytic approaches to NAD+ recycling for selective oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes. The project includes a collaboration with Johnson Matthey Catalysis and Chiral Technologies and is funded by the BBSRC Industrial CASE Studentship scheme. Before coming to Oxford, Michael received his MChem in Chemistry with Forensic Science at the University of Leicester in July 2015. In his free time, he enjoy watching sports and films, especially psychological thrillers!

Part II (MChem) students

Sophie Kendall-Price

I am a Part II student at Christ Church. This year I will be using electrochemical and IR spectroscopic techniques to look at the diverse role of nitric oxide in biology. In my free time I enjoy playing the double bass, playing football and cooking (but mainly eating!) Korean food.

Katherine Page

I am a Part II student at Jesus College. I will be working with Miguel to extract and study a hydrogenase enzyme from E.coli; then trying to take it apart, see how it works, and put it back together again. In my free time I enjoy running, football, hockey, badminton, singing, cooking and sometimes sleeping.

Rachael Ng

Rachael is a Part II student from Brasenose College, and she will be working with Jack on the optimisation and application of immobilised metalloenzymes as heterogeneous hydrogenation catalysts. Outside of lab she enjoys baking, watching movies and travelling with friends!

Former Postdocs

2014-2016

Matteo Duca held a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship, his research in the Vincent Group was at the interface between metal- and bioelectrocatalysis for the nitrogen and carbon cycles.

2012

Lars Lauterbach worked on the HydRegen project for H2-driven NADH regeneration during 2012.

Former DPhil Students

2017

Kouji Urata

2016

Ricardo Hidalgo Gonzalez

2016

Gary Chang

2015

Ian McPherson

2015

Min-Wen Chung

2015

Jonathan Quinson (joint with Nicole Grobert at Materials)

2015

Holly Reeve

2014

Daniel Grabarczyk

2014

Pathinan Paengnakorn

2013

Adam Healy

2012

Zulkifli Idris

2012

Juan Liu

Former MRes Students

2016

Ceren Zor (joint with Nicole Grobert at Materials)

Former Part II (MChem 4th Year) Students

2014-2015

Farieha Altaf

Matthew Burnett

Rebecca Shutt

2014-2015

Michael Ash

Justin Weeks

2013-2014

Benjamin Aucott

Eleanor Hall

Chloe Tomlinson

Ingvild Gudim

2012-2013

Ben Bluestone

Charlie Stevens

Jenny Bradley

Thomas Lonsdale

2011-2012

Tom Lyle

Lucie Dearlove

Thomas Bloomfield

Robert Spence

2010-2011

Charlotte McKenna

Henry Waite

Kate Simpson-Wells

Ian McPherson

2009-2010

Ean Ong

Holly Reeve

2008-2009

Adam Healy

Rachel White