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Welcome to the website of the reasearch group of Prof. Dominic Campopiano.


We are based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh (Kings Buildings). Our lab combines synthetic chemistry, protein chemistry and microbiology to understand and characterise various essential and interesting proteins, enzymes and natural products from mammals and bacteria. We specialise in the cloning and over-expression of target genes, and the structural and mechanistic characterisation of the encoded proteins. For further details see our research section and publication list 

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Our work on amine synthesis with the amine donor N-Phenyl Putrescine and the Johnson Matthey transaminases is now available to view as an accepted manuscript. To be published in the Johnson Matthey Technological review special edition later this year. Well done Kimberley!

Congratulations to Ben and Mariyah from the group. Their fantastic work on a chemo-biocatlytic cascade for irreversible C-C bond formation has been published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering.

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Congratulations to our Italian bio-cats Annabel and Silvia for publishing their first paper on an aminotransferase in RSC Catalysis Science & Technology. An impressive 18 days from submission to being on line. See here

July 2020

Congratulations to Catherine on her talk at Amine Biocatalysts in Stuttgart, Germany.

Congratulations to Shona on and Michael (University of Manchester) on their review. Harnessing and engineering amide bond forming ligases for the synthesis of amides. See here

February 2020

Welcome to Zenam, Rhona and Alice, our new PhD students.

September 2019


Piera, Shona and Noor's paper is finally out! Make sure to check it out here!

August 5th 2019

Well done to Alexis for great poster presentations at BIOTRANS in Groningen (NL) and the 26th International Symposium: Synthesis in Organic Chemistry in Cambridge!

July 20th 2019

Our summer students have arrived! Welcome to Panayiota and Louise-Marie from UoE and to Eric from University of Connecticut.

June 15th 2019

Congratulations to Ben, Catherine, Shona and Michael for presenting very nice talks and posters at the Organic Section Firbush 2019!

May 30th 2019

Welcome to our spring interns: Chloé from Université Paris Diderot and Camille from Université de Toulouse - Paul Sabatier!

April 1st 2019

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Derek Stuart Trust Charitable funding  

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