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Research Background: PhD and initial post-doctoral research on the use of NMR to study biological molecules and their interactions. Subsequent diverse experience in the pharmaceutical industry (GSK) applying solid state and liquid state NMR and MRI to drug polymorphism, drug receptor characterization, and drug action in biological models of disease.

Research Interests

Current interests focus on solid state NMR to characterize biomaterial structure using cell culture methods and isotope labelling, but also including drug product and timber product characterization.


Supporting undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.


Mechanical adaptation of brachiopod shells via hydration-induced structural changes.
J Ihli, AS Schenk, S Rosenfeldt, K Wakonig, M Holler, G Falini, L Pasquini, E Delacou, J Buckman, TS Glen, T Kress, EHR Tsai, DG Reid, MJ Duer, M Cusack, F Nudelman
– Nature communications
Glycation changes molecular organization and charge distribution in type I collagen fibrils
S Bansode, U Bashtanova, R Li, J Clark, KH Müller, A Puszkarska, I Goldberga, HH Chetwood, DG Reid, LJ Colwell, JN Skepper, CM Shanahan, G Schitter, P Mesquida, MJ Duer
– Scientific Reports
Detection of nucleic acids and other low abundance components in native bone and osteosarcoma extracellular matrix by isotope enrichment and DNP-enhanced NMR
I Goldberga, R Li, WY Chow, DG Reid, U Bashtanova, R Rajan, A Puszkarska, H Oschkinat, MJ Duer
– RSC advances
Poly(ADP-Ribose) Links the DNA Damage Response and Biomineralization
K Mueller
– Cell Rep
Synthesis and encapsulation of V(IV,V) compounds in silica nanoparticles targeting development of antioxidant and antiradical nanomaterials
E Halevas, CM Nday, D Eleftheriadou, G Jackson, V Psycharis, CP Raptopoulou, DG Reid, K Ypsilantis, G Litsardakis, A Salifoglou
– J Inorg Biochem
Proline provides site-specific flexibility for in vivo collagen.
WY Chow, CJ Forman, D Bihan, AM Puszkarska, R Rajan, DG Reid, DA Slatter, LJ Colwell, DJ Wales, RW Farndale, MJ Duer
– Scientific Reports
Solid state NMR - An indispensable tool in organic-inorganic biocomposite characterization; refining the structure of octacalcium phosphate composites with the linear metabolic di-acids succinate and adipate
Y Li, DG Reid, MJ Duer, JCC Chan
– Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Essential but sparse collagen hydroxylysyl post-translational modifications detected by DNP NMR
WY Chow, R Li, I Goldberga, DG Reid, R Rajan, J Clark, H Oschkinat, MJ Duer, R Hayward, CM Shanahan
– Chemical Communications
In situcharacterization of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in collagen and model extracellular matrix by solid state NMR
R Li, R Rajan, WCV Wong, DG Reid, MJ Duer, VJ Somovilla, N Martinez-Saez, GJL Bernardes, R Hayward, CM Shanahan
– Chemical Communications
Solid state NMR of salivary calculi: Proline-rich salivary proteins, citrate, polysaccharides, lipids, and organic–mineral interactions
Y Li, DG Reid, D Bazin, M Daudon, MJ Duer
– Comptes Rendus. Chimie
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