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Chemistry Rebecca Notman Group

Rebecca Notman Group

Rebecca Notman Group

We use molecular dynamics computer simulations to investigate biomolecular systems with a range of important applications in biomedicine, pharmaceutical science and materials science. A particular focus of our current research is on understanding the barrier and elastic properties of skin and strategies to enhance drug delivery through skin (transdermal drug delivery).

Research overview

Rebecca Notman Biography

Recent Publications

  • Impact of oxetane incorporation on the structure and stability of alpha-helical peptides, ES Jayawant, JD Beadle, I Wilkening, P Raubo, M Shipman, R Notman and AM Dixon, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 25075-25083 (abstract).

  • Comparison of umbrella sampling and steered molecular dynamics methods for computing free energy profiles of aromatic substrates through phospholipid bilayers, SY Noh, R Notman, J. Chem. Phys. 2020, 153, 034115 (abstract).
  • The aggregation of striped nanoparticles in mixed phospholipid bilayers, SY Noh, A Nash, R Notman, Nanoscale 2020, 12, 4868-4881 (abstract).
  • Macrocyclisation of small peptides enabled by oxetane incorporation, S Roesner, GJ Saunders, I Wilkening, E Jayawant, JV Geden, P Kerby, AM Dixon, R Notman and M Shipman, Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 2465-2472 (abstract).

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  • Welcome to Sam and Theo who are joining us to carry out their MChem projects this year. (Oct 2022)
  • Welcome to Callum Ward who is joining us to undertake a PhD on modelling the dermal absorption of agrochemicals. (Oct 2022)
  • Welcome to Núria Fàbrega who is joining us from the University of Barcelona on a Erasmus visit. (Jan 2022)
  • PhD Studentship opportunity for Oct 2022 start on Biosensing with Molecular Nanoribbons in collaboration with Dr Sara Sangtarash available via the HetSys CDT. (Dec 2021)
  • Read Becky's post on "Change and Living in the Blended World" in Warwick Chemistry's Bubbling Up wellbeing blog. (Dec 2021)
  • Welcome (back!) to Jade Mistry who is joining us to undertake her PhD on modelling skin lipids. (Oct 2021)