Dr Trevor Rapson

Postdoctoral Fellow

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As a bioinorganic chemist I am fascinated at how biology uses metals to carry out extremely complex chemistry. In particular I am interested in a family of haem proteins which are able to selectively bind nitric oxide and not other gases such as oxygen. My research interest is to understand the fundamentals of this gas binding selectivity and apply this knowledge in the development of new biomaterials, in particular medical biosensors.

Other Interests

Science communication

Current Roles

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

    University of Queensland

  • 2004

    Rhodes University

  • 2003

    Rhodes University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2015

    Churchill Trust Fellowship
    Churchill Trust


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