Department of Chemistry

Stephen Flower

Teaching Fellow
Director of Studies – Natural Sciences: Year 3 & 4, MSc Chemistry for Drug Discovery, MRes Chemistry

3 South 1.02


Tel: +44 (0)1225 384881

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Dr Stephen Flower


I'm Director of Studies for the MSc in Chemistry for Drug Discovery and MRes in Chemistry programmes and teach Organic Chemistry and Drug Discovery. My Postdoctoral research focussed on the synthesis of fluorescent and electrochemical sensors for biomedical applications with industrial partners for uses such DNA detection and blood sugar level monitoring and this has shaped my interests in the application of synthetic organic chemistry to healthcare challenges.

I'm active in Widening Participation and Outreach activities, the Salters' Festivals of Chemistry and the Goldsmiths Company's "Sustainable Energy Residential Course" for teachers.

Research Interests

My current research interests are in the areas of novel anti-MRSA drugs and targetted anti-cancer drugs that utilise reversible cyclisation to become activated in the tumor cell. My other area of interest is in the development of new tunable fluorophores with orthogonal sites of attachment to biological targets.


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