Dr Janet Lovett

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Dr Janet Lovett
School of Physics & Astronomy
University of St Andrews
North Haugh
St Andrews KY16 9SS
Scotland, UK

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Room 243
Phone 3120
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My research focuses on using a spectroscopic technique which uses magnetic fields to induce energy level splitting which can be measured to give information on the environment and nature of electron spins. This technique is called electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and it is a type of magnetic resonance, related to NMR and MRI. St Andrews is very well equipped for EPR spectroscopy with commercial instruments and the home-built development instrument, HiPER. My specific interest in this technique is to use and further develop it as a biophysical tool for investigating protein structure. This means I look at various problems in biology, particularly protein-protein complexes. On the development front, a particular area of passion is to work on new spin labels and spin labelling methods. I am a (physical) chemist by background and I love to work in an interdisciplinary manner. Please contact me directly if you are interested in working on a project or applying for a PhD. Postdocs will be clearly advertised but I can advise on fellowships if you are at a post-doctoral level.

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Current PhD Projects offered:

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  • Under Pressure: Measuring nanometre distance changes in biomolecules