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Prof. Vas Stavros

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Dr Vas Stavros

Professor in Physical Chemistry

BSc, PhD London

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Research Summary
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Application of time-resolved mass and velocity map ion imaging spectroscopies in the gas-phase and transient absorption spectroscopy in the solution-phase towards understanding the photoprotection mechanisms occurring in biologically important molecules such as DNA bases and Chemical Filters. Developing new experimental techniques to identify these mechanisms based on femtosecond lasers, molecular beam and transient absorption methodologies.


Selected Publications
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Gas-solution phase transient absorption study of the plant sunscreen derivative methyl sinapate, L.A. Baker, M. Staniforth, A. Flourat, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros, ChemPhotoChem, 2018, 2, 1-7

Unravelling the photoprotection properties of mycosporine amino acid motifs, J. Woolley, M. Staniforth, M.D. Horbury, G. Richings, M. Wills and V.G. Stavros, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9, 3043-3048

Investigating isomer specific photoprotection in a model plant sunscreen, M. D. Horbury, A.L. Flourat, S.E. Greenough, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros, Chem. Comm., 2018, 54, 936-939

Photophysics of the sunscreen ingredient menthyl anthranilate and its precursor methyl anthranilate: a bottom-up approach to photoprotection, N.D.N. Rodrigues, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, M.D. Horbury, M. Staniforth, T.N.V. Karsili, Y. Peperstraete and V.G. Stavros, Photochem. Photobiol. A, 2018, 353, 376-384

Elucidating nuclear motions in a plant sunscreen during photoisomerization, through solvent viscosity effects, M.D. Horbury, W.D. Quan, A.L. Flourat, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 21127-21131

Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscpory of the sunscreen constituent ethylhexyl triazone, L.A. Baker, S. Clark, S. Habershon and V.G. Stavros, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8, 2113-2118