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After gaining a 1st class (hon) MChem degree from the University of Leeds, U.K. (2006-2010), Rianne continued her studies at Leeds and gained a PhD in “Synthesis of novel functionalised β-ketoiminate and β-diketonate metal complexes for their use in anti-cancer treatment” (2010-2014) under the supervision of Professor Patrick McGowan.
Rianne then spent just over a year as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Edinburgh, U.K., working with Professor Polly Arnold on the synthesis of low-valent uranium complexes supported by macrocyclic “Pacman” type ligands, and studied their abilities to activate small molecules.
In August 2016, Rianne was awarded he first independent lectureship at the University of Bradford, where she delivered lectures and research projects in bioinorganic chemistry. During this time (2018 and 2019), Rianne was awarded an August-Wilhelm Scheer visitng professorship at the Technical University of Munch (TUM), where she worked with Professor Fritz Kühn on the synthesis of vanadium N-heteocyclic complexes for applications in catalysis and as potential anticancer compounds.
In August 2019, Rianne was employed as Lecturer of Inorganic Chemistry at UEA, and as of February 2021 she was awarded a prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship on “Chemical and biological investigations of new vanadium compounds: determining their potential in the treatment of cancer”, which will be conducted between 2021-2025.
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Bis(N-picolinamido)cobalt(II) Complexes Display Antifungal Activity toward Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus L. H. D. Ghandhi, S. Bidula, C. M. Pask, R. M. Lord* and P. C. McGowan* ChemMedChem 2021, doi: 10.1002/cmdc.202100159 (just accepted) (Special issue: Metals in Medicine)
Understanding the Potential In Vitro Modes of Action of Bis(β-diketonato) Oxovanadium(IV) Complexes B. Sergi, I. Bulut, Y. Xia, Z. A. E. Waller, Y. Yildizhan, C. Acilan* and R. M. Lord* ChemMedChem 2021, 16(15), 2402-2410 (Special issue: Metals in Medicine)
Rhodium(III) Dihalido Complexes: The Effect of Ligand Substitution and Halido Coordination on Increasing Cancer Cell Potency, R. M. Lord,* M. Zegke, A. M. Basri, C. M. Pask, P. C. McGowan, Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60(3), 2076–2086
Bis(bipyridine)ruthenium(II) Ferrocenyl β‐Diketonate Complexes: Exhibiting Nanomolar Potency against Human Cancer Cell Lines, M. Allison, P. Caramés‐Méndez, C. M. Pask, R. M. Phillips, R. M. Lord,* P. C. McGowan* Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27(11), 3737-3744
CHE-4301Y: Bonding, Structure and Periodicity - tutorials
CHE-5301B: Inorganic Chemistry - tutorials
CHE-6001Y: Research Projects
CHE-6003Y: Advanced Laboratory
CHE-7001Y: Research Projects
CHE-7301Y: Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
BIO-7017A: Frontiers in Molecular Medicine
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Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds
Oct 2010 → Apr 2014
Award Date: 24 Apr 2014
Master of Chemistry, University of Leeds
Sep 2006 → Jul 2010
Award Date: 16 Jul 2010
Lecturer in Bioinorganic Chemistry, University of Bradford
Aug 2016 → Sep 2019
Research Associate, University of Leeds
Sep 2015 → Apr 2016
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Edinburgh
Apr 2014 → May 2015
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Synthesis and characterisation of vanadium complexes and their potential in the treatment of cancer.
1/10/21 → 30/09/23
Addressing Interdisciplinary challenges through Raman Microscopy - a new facility for UEA
Lettice, F., Alexander, M., Askounis, A., Baker, A., Cammidge, A., Chao, Y., Fabian, L., Fielden, J., Hernaez, M., Hui, O., Kaplani, E., Khimyak, Y., Liss, P., Lord, R., Marin, M. J., Mayes, A., Melendi-Espina, S., Nolte, S., Romanov, A., Saeed, A., Sobolewski, A., Tolhurst, T. & Wright, J.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
6/11/20 → 31/08/22
Water-soluble copper pyrithione complexes with cytotoxic and antibacterial activityMishra, A., Djoko, K. Y., Lee, Y-H., Lord, R. M., Kaul, G., Akhir, A., Saxena, D., Chopra, S. & Walton, J. W., 28 Mar 2023, In: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. 21, 12, p. 2539-2544 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Bis(phenyl-β-diketonato)titanium(IV) ethoxide complexes: Ring-opening polymerization of L-lactide by solvent-free microwave irradiationLord, R. M., Janeway, F. D., Bird, L. & McGowan, P. C., 1 Jan 2022, In: Polyhedron. 211, 115520.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)7 Downloads (Pure)
Heterometallic Ferrocenyl Complexes and Their Application in the Treatment of CancerLord, R. M., Hofmann, B. J. & Stringer, T., 16 Dec 2022, Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. Scott, R. A. (ed.). Wiley, 27 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
Medicinal applications of early transition metal β-diketonato complexesStringer, T. & Lord, R. M., 14 Dec 2022, Organometallic Chemistry. Patmore, N. J. & Elliott, P. I. P. (eds.). Royal Society of Chemistry, Vol. 44. p. 92-109 18 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Bis(bipyridine)ruthenium(II) ferrocenyl β‐diketonate complexes: exhibiting nanomolar potency against human cancer cell linesAllison, M., Caramés-Méndez, P., Pask, C. M., Phillips, R. M., Lord, R. M. & McGowan, P. C., 19 Feb 2021, In: Chemistry - A European Journal. 27, 11, p. 3737-3744 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile11 Citations (Scopus)4 Downloads (Pure)
Rianne Lord (Speaker)18 Apr 2023 → 20 Apr 2023
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
Rianne Lord (Editorial board member)Jan 2023 → …
Activity: Editorial work › Publication editorial role
Top of the Bench - Event Organiser
Rianne Lord (Organiser)31 Oct 2022 → 25 Nov 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Schools engagement
Metal-Based Complexes for Biomedical Applications Symposium
Rianne Lord (Speaker)24 Oct 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Public lecture/debate/seminar
Technical University of Munich
Rianne Lord (Visiting researcher)Oct 2022 → Dec 2022
Activity: Visiting an external institution › Visiting an external academic institution