Hydrodynamics: means "water movement" and the NCMH (National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics) is a Facility for the characterisation of the sizes, shapes and interactions of large macro molecules of biomedical and industrial importance (proteins, polysaccharides, DNA, synthetic polymers etc.) and in the environment that many occur naturally water or aqueous solution.
In March 2012 the Director of the NCMH, Professor Stephen Harding was awarded den Kongelige Norske Fortjenstorden (Ridder 1. Klasse) – Knight of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by King Harald of Norway
In September 2012 the NCMH celebrated its 25th anniversary attended by over 120 people (anniversary plaque unveiled by Professor Sir Tom Blundell FRS)
Co-director Dr. Gary Adams recently featured on BBC East Midlands Today describing the work of the NCMH on the potential of pumpkin macromolecules in the fight against Diabetes
The NCMH consists of:
Recent Research Highlights
The discovery of sugars that behave like proteins (published in Angewandte Chemie) (view paper )
The discovery (January 2014) of a sugar that completely reversibly forms tetramers, published in Scientific Reports, Nature (view paper) & reported in Chemistry World (view paper)
Designing macromolecular blocks against gluten intolerance (view paper) - most viewed article in BMC Biophysics
The nature and stability of carbohydrate vaccines (view paper 1 & paper 2)
Development of improved methods of getting molecular weight distributions (view paper), conformation (view paper), interactions (view paper )
National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
LE12 5RD, U.K.
Email: Steve.Harding@nottingham.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)115-951-6149