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Dr Martin R. Gill

Research scientist at the chemistry/biology interface and University lecturer. Author of over 30 publications in peer-reviewed  journals with over 2000 citations. Research has been published in Nature Chemistry, Chemical Science, Angewandte Chemie and Journal of the American Chemical Society with review articles in Chemical Society Reviews and The Lancet Oncology.

Google scholar for full publication list and citation data. ResearchGate for PDFs.


2019-date Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, Swansea University.

  • Group leader and PI of Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry research group

  • Undergraduate lecturer and final year project supervisor

2014-2019 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford.

Radiotherapeutics and Radioimaging Group (Group leader: Prof. Katherine A. Vallis), Department of Oncology

  • Radiopharmaceuticals and radiosensitizers for cancer therapy

  • Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS)

2010-2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sheffield.

EPSRC Doctoral Prize and Wellcome Trust Discipline Hopping Fellowships (Host lab: Prof. Carl Smythe, Dept Biomedical Science)

  • Structure-activity relationships of metal polypyridyl complexes in drug-resistant and -sensitive cancer cell lines

  • New DNA imaging agents for confocal and electron microscopies


2006-2010 University of Sheffield, PhD in Chemistry

Thesis: “DNA-binding ruthenium(II) complexes: cellular imaging and cytotoxicity”. Supervisors: Prof. Jim A. Thomas and Prof. Giuseppe Battaglia.

2006-2007 University of Sheffield, MSc in Studies at the Life Sciences/Physical Sciences Interface


2002-2005 University of Bristol, BSc Hons (2.1) in Chemistry. 


1995-2002 Gowerton Comprehensive School, Swansea.

Grants and Awards

  • University of Oxford Reward and Recognition prize winner for exceptional performance, 2019

  • MRC Confidence in Concept award, 2016 (PI)

  • 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting bursary, 2013

  • Wellcome Trust “Discipline Hopping” Fellowship, 2012-14 (PI)

  • CRUK/YCR Pump-prime award, 2012 (co-I)

  • EPSRC Doctoral Plus Fellowship, 2010 (PI)

Conference Attendance


Invited speaker at international conferences, including International Conference for Coordination Chemistry (ICCC) 2010, 2012 and 2016, EuCheMS Chemistry Congress 2018, ACS National Meeting and Exposition 2011 and 2007, AACR Meeting 2019. National and local meetings. Invited speaker at HEIs.

Professional Associations

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

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