Centre for Biomolecular Sciences

Welcome to the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences

The Centre for Biomolecular Sciences is home to over 300 scientists.  It's dedicated to interdisciplinary and fundamental scientific research.

£40 million has been invested in chemistry and biology labs, giving us the tools to make remarkable advances.

CBS is a collaboration between the Schools of Chemistry, Clinical Sciences, Life Sciences and Pharmacy


CBS Researchers Forum

The CBS Researchers Forum is a voluntary committee of postdoctoral and technical staff with postgraduate students that aims to represent and support non-tenured research staff within the CBS.




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Latest News

Interview with Bioworld Today

Dr Karl Wooldridge has had a recent paper accepted in the Royal Society's Open Access journal Open Biology. This then led to an interview for an American publication called Bioworld Today.

Exploiting Sustainable Sources of Chemicals and Energy

The University of Nottingham has received funding of nearly £1.5m to lead a UK-wide network that will promote working with industry on developing sustainable sources of chemicals and energy which will safeguard the environment.

Re-writing The Research On The Treatment of Infection

A major breakthrough in the search for alternatives to antibiotics and the treatment of infection could provide microbiologists with a whole new insight into the way germs co-exist with or attack humans.

Recent Publications

Structure–Activity Study of N-((trans)-4-(2-(7-Cyano-3,4-dihydroisoquinolin-2(1H)-yl)ethyl)cyclohexyl)-1H-indole-2-carboxamide (SB269652), a Bitopic Ligand That Acts as a Negative Allosteric Modulator of the Dopamine D2 Receptor. Shonberg J, Draper-Joyce C, Mistry SN, Christopoulos A, Scammells PJ, Lane JR and Capuano B. 2015. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 150624141639005.

Synthesis and SAR Exploration of Tri-substituted 1,2,4-Triazoles as Inhibitors of the Annexin A2-S100A10 Protein Interaction. Reddy TRK, Li C, Guo X, Fischer PM, Dekker LV. 2014. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry 22, p5378-5391.

Exposure to Helicobacter pylori infection in early childhood and the risk of allergic disease and atopic sensitization: a longitudinal birth cohort study. Amberbir A, Medhin G, Erku W, Hanlon C, Robinonson K, Fogarty A, Britton J, Venn A and Davey G. 2014. Clinical Experimental Allergy.

A novel O-linked glycan modulates Campylobacter jejuni major outer membrane protein-mediated adhesion to human histo-blood group antigens and chicken colonization. Mahdavi J, Pirinccioglu N, Oldfield NJ, Carsohn E, Stoof J, Aslam A, Self T, Cawthraw SA, Petrovska L, Colborne N, Sihlbom C, Boren T, Wooldridge KG and Ala'Aldeen DAA. Open Biology, Jan 2014.

CCL20/CCR6-mediated migration of regulatory T cells to the Helicobacter pylori-infected human gastric mucosa. Cook KW, Letley DP, Ingram RJ, Staples E, Skjoldmose H, Atherton JC and Robinson K. 2014. Gut 10.1136 / gutjnl-2013-306253.


Helicobacter pylori membrane vesicles stimulate innate pro- and anti-inflammatory responses and induce apoptosis in Jurkat T cells. Winter J, Letley D, Rhead J, Atherton J and Robinson K. 2014. Infection and Immunity. doi: 10.1128 / IAI.01443-13.

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Centre for Biomolecular Sciences

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