The Parker Group, Durham

In the Parker group we are involved in the synthesis and investigation of a variety of systems for use as analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic agents in vivo and in vitro, typically using chiral metal complexes.

This website gives details of current and recent members of the Parker Group, as well as giving a brief outline of the group research interests. We have included our publications should you wish to read further.

In addition, there are pages giving information about our academic and industrial collaborators both in the UK and throughout the rest of the world. Finally we have a page with some informal photos of the group over the decades.

Our primary support comes from the European Research Council (ERC: fcc 266804:functional Coordination Chemistry) and is augmented by grants from EPSRC, CRCUK, CISBio and the Royal Society

Contact the group leader, Prof. David Parker, by e-mail (


05.12.14 : Congratulations to Martina Delbianco and Alex Funk who both successfully defended their PhD vivas this week!

24.10.14 : 3rd Year PhD student Katie-Louise Finney has won the poster prize at ISACS 13 (Challenges in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry) held in Dublin. Her winning poster was titled 'Development of 1H PARASHIFT Probes for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging'.

04.11.13 : Part of our research is currently featured in Chemistry World.