Alison Parkin

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  • Chemistry
    University of York
    Heslington
    York
    YO10 5DD

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Dr. Alison Parkin

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

Bacteria are fascinating chemical factories: they are highly efficient, generally operate under moderate temperatures and pressures and can overwhelm and kill the human body. I am interested in how we can develop new ways to destroy dangerous bacteria, and how we can harness the useful chemistry. In particular, I am interested in the redox catalysts which bacteria often use to generate energy for life. I study H2-activating enzymes using electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques to work out how important this chemistry is to bacteria, and whether is can be useful to humankind.