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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

 
Research Associate

I was born and grew up in Álora, a small village in Málaga in the south of Spain. After obtaining a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Málaga, I moved to the Institute of Medicinal Chemistry in Madrid where I got my PhD in 2013 working on the stereoselective synthesis and applications of quaternary amino acids. I joined the Chris Hunter´s group in 2013, when the group was based in the University of Sheffield. In September 2014, I moved to the University of Cambridge with the Hunter group, where I am currently working on information molecules. Since May 2015, I am also an Emmanuel College research associate.

Publications

Replication of Sequence Information in Synthetic Oligomers
D Núñez-Villanueva, CA Hunter
– Acc Chem Res
(2021)
54,
1298
Folding and duplex formation in mixed sequence recognition-encoded m-phenylene ethynylene polymers
G Iadevaia, JA Swain, D Núñez-Villanueva, AD Bond, CA Hunter
– Chemical science
(2021)
12,
10218
Controlled mutation in the replication of synthetic oligomers
D Núñez-Villanueva, CA Hunter
– Chemical Science
(2021)
12,
4063
Two-component assembly of recognition-encoded oligomers that form stable H-bonded duplexes.
L Gabrielli, D Núñez-Villanueva, CA Hunter
– Chemical science
(2019)
11,
561
Molecular replication using covalent base-pairs with traceless linkers.
D Núñez-Villanueva, CA Hunter
– Organic & biomolecular chemistry
(2019)
17,
9660
Cap control: cyclic versus linear oligomerisation in covalent template-directed synthesis.
D Núñez-Villanueva, M Ciaccia, CA Hunter
– RSC Advances: an international journal to further the chemical sciences
(2019)
9,
29566
Capping Strategies for Covalent Template-Directed Synthesis of Linear Oligomers Using CuAAC
M Ciaccia, D Núñez-Villanueva, CA Hunter
– J Am Chem Soc
(2019)
141,
10862
Sequence information transfer using covalent template-directed synthesis
D Núñez-Villanueva, M Ciaccia, G Iadevaia, E Sanna, CA Hunter
– Chem Sci
(2019)
10,
5258
Ultrasound-induced gelation of a giant macrocycle† †Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Detailed synthetic procedures, 1H and 13C NMR spectra of all compounds, experimental details for the gelation including a video, molecular modelling methods, single crystal and powder diffraction X-ray data, SEM/TEM experimental details. CCDC 1838654. For ESI and crystallographic data in CIF or other electronic format see DOI: 10.1039/c8cc04742a
D Núñez-Villanueva, MA Jinks, J Gómez Magenti, CA Hunter
– Chem Commun (Camb)
(2018)
54,
10874
Backbone conformation affects duplex initiation and duplex propagation in hybridisation of synthetic H-bonding oligomers.
G Iadevaia, D Núñez-Villanueva, AE Stross, CA Hunter
– Org Biomol Chem
(2018)
16,
4183
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Research Group

Telephone number

01223 336508
36368
36309

Email address

dn325@cam.ac.uk