School of Health and Life Sciences

Dr David Smith - Research

Current research projects

  • Open Source Drug Discovery
    • Open Source Malaria
  • Fluorescent Sensing Arrays for Environmental or Medicinal Analytes
    • A fluorescent sensing array for biologically relevant anions

Research publications

  1. Smith D. G., Mitchell L., New E. J., Pattern recognition of toxic metal ions using a single-probe thiocoumarin array, Analyst, 2019, 144, 230-236.
  2. Lim Z., Smith D. G., Kolanowski J. L., Mattison R. L., Knowles J. C., Baek S-Y, Chrzanowski W, New E. J., A reversible fluorescent probe for monitoring Ag(I) ions, J. Royal Soc. Interface, 2018, 15, 20180346
  3. Zwicker V. E., Yuen K. Y. Y., Smith D. G., Ho J, Qin L., Turner P., Jolliffe K. A., Deltamides and Croconamides: Expanding the Range of Dual H‐bond Donors for Selective Anion Recognition, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 1140-1150
  4. Smith D. G., Topolnicki I. L, Zwicker V. E., Jolliffe K. A., New E. J., Fluorescent sensing arrays for cations and anions, Analyst, 2017, 142, 3549-3563
  5. Al-Mahamad L. L. G., El-Zubir O., Smith D. G., Horrocks B. R., Houlton A, A coordination polymer for the site-specific integration of semiconducting sequences into DNA-based materials, Nature Commun., 2017, 720
  6. Liu, X., Smith, D. G., Jolliffe, K. A., Are two better than one? Comparing intermolecular and intramolecular indicator displacement assays in pyrophosphate sensors, Chem. Commun, 2016, 8463-8466
  7. Smith, D. G., Sajid, N, Rehn, S, Chandramohan, R., Carney, I. J., Kahn, M. A., New, E. J., A library-screening approach for developing a fluorescence sensing array for the detection of metal ions, Analyst, 2016, 141, 4608-4613
  8. Smith D. G., McMahon B. K., Pal R., Parker D., Live cell imaging of lysosomal pH changes with pH responsive ratiometric lanthanide probes, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 8520-8522
  9. Smith D. G., Pal R., Parker D., Measuring Equilibrium Bicarbonate Concentrations Directly in Cellular Mitochondria and in Human Serum Using Europium/Terbium Emission Intensity Ratios, Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 11604-11613
  10. Smith D. G., Law, G. L., Murray, B. S., Pal, R., Parker, D., and Wong, K. L., Evidence for the optical signalling of changes in bicarbonate concentration within the mitochondrial region of living cells, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 7347-7349
  11. New, E. J., Parker, D., Smith, D. G., Walton, J. W., Development of responsive lanthanide probes for cellular applications, Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol., 2010, 14, 238-246
  12. Kenwright, A. M., Kuprov, I., De Luca, E., Pandya, S. U., Parker, D., Senanayake, P. K., and Smith, D. G., 19F NMR based pH probes: lanthanide(III) complexes with pH-sensitive chemical shifts, Chem. Commun., 2008, 2514-2516.

Professional memberships and associations

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)