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Dr Jasmine Desmond

  • As of March 2017, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher with Markus Meuwly, University of Basel, Switzerland. Contact me here:
  • Early Career Fellow in Physics (Sept. 2016-Feb. 2017), funded by INTEGRATE AMR. Prior to this I held an IAS Early Career Fellowship.
  • My INTEGRATE AMR fellowship focused on the computational modelling of proteins.
  • I developed collaborations with several experimental groups in structural biology (School of Life Sciences), including Chris Dowson, Elizabeth Fullam, Richard Napier, Robert Freedman, Adrian Lloyd and David Roper.
  • Secondment to the group of Ivan Coluzza (University of Vienna, Austria) in Jan. 2017.
  • Other AMR project collaborators: Rudo Roemer (Physics) and Mark Rodger (Chemistry).
  • IAS Early Career Fellowship: path-integral based simulations to study quantum mechanical effects associated with ions in solution, working in collaboration with Scott Habershon (Chemistry).


2. `Testing the inter-operability of the CHARMM and SPC/Fw force fields for conformational sampling' J. L. Desmond, P. M. Rodger and T. R. Walsh, Molecular Simulation, 2013, 40, 912

1. `Synthesis and asymmetric hyrdrogenation of (3E)-1-benzyl-3-[(2-oxopyridin-1(2H)-ylmethylidene]piperidine-2,6-dione' A. A. Bisset, A. Shiibashi, J. L. Desmond, A. Dishington, T. Jones, G. J. Clarkson, T. Ikariya and M. Wills, Chem. Commun., ​2012​, ​48​, 11978

Latest News

  • CSC/WCPM@lunch seminar series: research talk, University of Warwick, Feb. 2017.
  • ABC seminar series: research talk, University of Vienna, Feb. 2017.
  • Secondment to the group of Ivan Coluzza (University of Vienna), Jan./Feb. 2017.
  • SWON Industry Workshop, Coombe Abbey, Sept. 2016.
  • Awarded Early Career Fellowship from INTEGRATE AMR, University of Warwick, Sept. 2016.

  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Workshop: Research Agendas in Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Nottingham, July 2016.

  • Theoretical Chemistry Group Annual Conference, University of Nottingham, June 2016. Research poster.

  • Warwick Interdisciplinary Surface Science Symposium, June 2016. Organiser, more info here.
  • IAS Annual Symposium 2016 - Global Futures: Building Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Careers, University of Warwick, May 2016.
  • Modern Muse, PriceStudios, London, March 2016. Filmed talking about my research for the launch of the charity ModernMuse on International Women'sDay. See
  • Spectroscopy in a Suitcase, March 2016. An RSC outreach project. I demonstrated IR spectroscopy to two groups of approx 20 A-level students at King Edward VI College, Nuneaton.
  • ACE meeting, IAS, Feb 2016. Talk about my research to an interdisciplinary audience.
  • 'Liquid/Solid Interfaces: Structure and Dynamics from Spectroscopy and Simulations - 3rd edition', CECAM-HQ-EPFL, Switzerland, Jan 2016. Research poster.
  • 'Studying Surfaces: in vacuo, in situ, in silico' Symposium, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Jan 2016. Selected talk,
  • Outreach, University of Warwick, Dec. 2015. Volunteer supervising two 17 year old 6th form students in experimental procedures,including heating under reflux, recrystallisation and IR spectroscopy.
  • PhD Viva, Dec. 2015. I successfully defended my PhD thesis. Examiners: Prof. Chris Greenwell and Prof. Alessandro Troisi
  • Festival of the Imagination, University of Warwick, Oct. 2015. 1 of 3 volunteers teaching over 100 children from ages 3-15 how to make crystal structures.
  • Awarded Early Career Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, Oct. 2015.
    PhD thesis submitted, Sept. 2015.
  • mIb Advisory Board and ESR meeting, University College London, June 2015. Research poster.
  • RSC Theoretical Chemistry Group Graduate Student Meeting, University of Manchester, Apr. 2015. Research poster.
  • Computational Molecular Science 2015, University of Warwick, Mar. 2015. Research poster.
  • CSC@lunch seminar, Mar. 2015. Talk about my research at this weekly, inter-departmental event in the Centre for Scientific Computing, University of Warwick.
  • Computing Matters Workshop, Jan. 2015. Poster at this one-day event aimed at promoting links between industry and academia, University of Warwick.
  • mIb ESR Meeting, University of Copenhagen, Oct. 2014. Talk about my research at a MIB Early Stage Researchers meeting.
  • CCP5 Annual Conference, Harper Adams University, Sept. 2014: Talk about my research at the Computational Collaboration Project No 5 annual conference.
  • mIb Advisory Board and ESR meeting, University of York, June 2014: Talk and poster about my research.
  • Chemistry Posgraduate Symposium, May 2014: Talk about my research at this department-wide event at the University of Warwick.
  • mIb Advisory Board and ESR meeting, University of Leeds, June 2013: Research poster and talk about mIb online resources.
  • "Liquid/Solid Interfaces: Structure and Dynamics from Spectroscopy and Simulations" CECAM workshop, CECAM-HQ-EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2013: Research poster.
  • mIb ESR meeting, University of Sheffield, March 2013: Research Poster.
  • Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium, University of Warwick, May 2013: Research poster.
  • Self Assembly of Bioinspired Materials Consortium Meeting, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, April 2013: Short talk about my research.
  • 'Mathematical Challenges in Molecular Dynamics' CCP5-MDNet Meeting, University of Warwick, April 2013: Research Poster.
  • CCP5 Summer School, University of Cardiff, July 2012: Research Poster.
  • mIb Advisory Board and ESR meeting, University of Warwick, June 2012: Research poster.
  • Centre for Scientific Computing Postgraduate Day, University of Warwick, Feb 2012: Research Poster.