Dr Martin R. Gill

Research scientist at the chemistry/biology interface and University lecturer. Author of 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.

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2019-date Lecturer in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Swansea University.

2014-2019 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford.

Radiotherapeutics and Radioimaging Group, Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology (Group leader: Prof. Katherine A. Vallis)

  • Synthesis, cellular studies and pre-clinical development of novel radiopharmaceuticals and radiosensitizers for drug-resistant cancers (project lead)

  • Drug-delivery of radionuclides and radiosensitizers for targeted combination 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, cellular uptake and mechanism of action of metal polypyridyl complexes in drug-resistant and -sensitive cancer cell lines

  • New DNA imaging agents for confocal microscopy and electron microscopy


2006-2010 University of Sheffield, PhD in Chemistry and MSc in Biosciences.

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


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


1995-2002 Gowerton Comprehensive, 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, national and local meetings.

Professional Associations

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

Member of the American Chemical Society