Personal profile


Fraser obtained an MSci(Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde in 2009, which was followed by a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Colin J. Suckling OBE, at the same institution awarded in 2012. His doctoral studies spanned computational and synthetic medicinal chemistry, and microbiology, focussed on developing Minor Groove Binders as novel anti-infective agents. During this time, Fraser also obtained a BA(Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics, and a BSc(Hons) in Computing with Mathematical Sciences, with the Open University.

Following the completion of his doctorate in 2012, Fraser obtained a PGDE in Chemistry and an MEd in Education studies whilst embarking on a short career in Secondary School education in Scotland. In 2014 he returned to the research group of Prof. Colin J. Suckling OBE at the University of Strathclyde to take up a Post-Doctoral position that included project managing the, now commercial, Minor Grove Binder drug discovery project, alongside medicinal chemistry, chemical biology and microbiology investigations. During this time, Fraser also completed an MSc in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and was employed as an associate lecturer in Mathematics by the Open University.

In 2016, Fraser took up a position as a Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Lincoln, before moving to his current position as Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Huddersfield.

Research Expertise and Interests

  •  Minor Grove Binder (MGB) class of compound as novel anti-infective and anti-cancer agents

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Binders Chemical Compounds
Biological Products Medicine & Life Sciences
gemcitabine Chemical Compounds
student Social Sciences
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Medicine & Life Sciences
biology Social Sciences
Pyrroles Chemical Compounds
mathematics Social Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2018

secondary school teacher

Rating rate laws: How to help students gain a deeper understanding of mathematical model-building

Scott, F. 1 Jan 2018 In : Education in Chemistry. 55, 1, 1 p.

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Synthetic analogues of the parasitic worm product ES-62 reduce disease development in in vivo models of lung fibrosis

Suckling, C. J., Mukherjee, S., Khalaf, A. I., Narayan, A., Scott, F., Khare, S., Dhakshinamoorthy, S., Harnett, M. M. & Harnett, W. 23 May 2018 In : Acta Tropica. 185, p. 212-218 7 p.

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The Perks of Pairing Up: Plusses for Performance when Picking Partners

Scott, F. 1 Mar 2018 In : Education in Chemistry. 55, 2, 1 p.

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2 Citations

An Evaluation of Minor Groove Binders as Anti-Fungal and Anti-Mycobacterial Therapeutics

Scott, F., Nichol, R., Khalaf, A. I., Giordani, F., Gillingwater, K., Ramu, S., Elliott, A., Zuegg, J., Duffy, P., Rosslee, M-J., Hlaka, L., Kumar, S., Ozturk, M., Brombacher, F., Barrett, M., Guler, R. & Suckling, C. J. 18 Aug 2017 In : European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 136, p. 561-572 12 p.

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Biological Products
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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