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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.
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
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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 → 30/09/22
Lettice, F., Alexander, M., Askounis, A., Baker, A., Cammidge, A., Chao, Y., Fabian, L., Fielden, J., Hernaez Saenz De Zaitigui, 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.
6/11/20 → 31/08/22
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-review1 Citation (Scopus)
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 AccessFile9 Citations (Scopus)2 Downloads (Pure)
Bis(N-picolinamido)cobalt(II) complexes display antifungal activity toward Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatusGhandhi, L. H. D., Bidula, S., Pask, C. M., Lord, R. M. & McGowan, P. C., 15 Oct 2021, In: ChemMedChem. 16, 20, p. 3210-3221 12 p.
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Influence of terminal functionality on the crystal packing behaviour and cytotoxicity of aromatic oligoamidesDelfosse, P., Seaton, C. C., Male, L., Lord, R. M. & Pike, S. J., 30 Jun 2021, In: Frontiers in Chemistry. 9, 709161.
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Rhodium(III) dihalido complexes: The effect of ligand substitution and halido coordination on increasing cancer cell potencyLord, R. M., Zegke, M., Basri, A. M., Pask, C. M. & McGowan, P. C., 1 Feb 2021, In: Inorganic Chemistry. 60, 3, p. 2076-2086 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)1 Downloads (Pure)