Our ESR Tayler David Prieto from the University of Reading presented his work on synthetic and structural studies of ruthenium complexes as DNA major groove binders at different conferences.
He first presented a poster at the 16th International Symposia of Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry (ISABC), which took place in Ioannina, Greece from the 11th to the 14th of June 2023. On the 7th of July, he did an oral presentation about it at the 19th Royal Society of Chemistry’s Nucleic Acid Forum in London, UK. His journey continued in Adelaide, Australia, for the 20th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (ICBIC20), where he gave another oral presentation.
The poster can be found here.
The aim of his project, in collaboration with Diamond Light Source and the Kellett group at Dublin City University, is to provide the first crystallographic evidence of a ruthenium polypyridyl complex binding from the DNA major groove; potentially, as one component of a DNA-binding triplex-forming oligonucleotide (TFO) assembly.