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Professor John Kelly

Fellow Emeritus (Fellows Emeritii)

 


Brief Overview of Career 1965 B.Sc. (Chemistry), Manchester University, UK 1967 M.Sc., McMaster University, Canada (Supervisor J.J. McCullough) - 1970 Ph.D. University of London, UK (Supervisor George Porter) 1970-1971 Leverhulme Fellow at the University of West Indies 1971/3 Royal Society Fellow, Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung,Abteilung Photochemie, Mülheim. (Ernst Koerner von Gustorf) 1973 Lecturer in the Physical Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin 1987 Associate Professor in Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin 1989 - 1992 Director of Science of Materials, Trinity College Dublin 1993 - 2000 Head of Chemistry Department, Trinity College Dublin 2000 - 2001 Berkeley Fellow 2006 Professor in Chemistry - Member of the Royal Irish Academy - Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry Research Interests and Track Record Research interests cover areas of photochemistry, fast chemical reactions, and nucleic acids Current research projects falls into the following main areas (A) The transient spectroscopy of nucleic acids and photosensitisers. (B) The use of photochemical reagents to carry out site-specific reactions on DNA, in particular those involving photo-induced electron transfer. Previously also worked on nano-/micro-particles, especially (i) Silver nanoparticles of defined shape and size for biosensing, antibacterials and (ii) micro metal oxides and metal sulphides
  CHEMISTRY EXCITED-STATE   DNA BINDING MODES   FLASH-PHOTOLYSIS   FLUORESCENCE   LASER FLASH SPECTROSCOPY   MICRO PARTICLES   NANO PARTICLES   NANOCRYSTALS   NUCLEIC-ACIDS   PHOTO SENSITISATION   PHOTOCHEMISTRY   PHOTOCLEAVAGE OF DNA   PHOTOINDUCED ELECTRON-TRANSFER   POLYPYRIDYLRUTHENIUM (II) COMPLEXES   SILVER NANOPARTICLES   Ti02   TRANSIENT SPECTROSCOPY   Zn0
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Chairman of Royal Irish Academy Chemical and Physical Sciences Committee (2007-10) President of the Chemistry Division of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 2005. Founding vice-chairman of the Irish Research Scientists Association
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Member of the Royal Irish Academy
Member of Royal Society of Chemistry
Poynton, F.E. and Bright, S.A. and Blasco, S. and Williams, D.C. and Kelly, J.M. and Gunnlaugsson, T., The development of ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes and conjugates for: In vitro cellular and in vivo applications, Chemical Society Reviews, 46, (24), 2017, p7706-7756 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Keane P.M, Hall J.P, Poynton F.E, Poulsen B.C, Gurung S.P, Clark I.P, Sazanovich I.V, Towrie M, Gunnlaugsson T, Quinn S.J, Cardin C.J, Kelly J.M, Inosine Can Increase DNA's Susceptibility to Photo-oxidation by a RuII Complex due to Structural Change in the Minor Groove, Chemistry - A European Journal, 23, (43), 2017, p10344-10351 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Mac Mahon J., Pillai S., Kelly J., Gill L.W., Solar photocatalytic disinfection of E. coli and bacteriophages MS2, ΦX174 and PR772 using TiO2, ZnO and Ruthenium based complexes in a continuous flow system, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 170, 2017, p79 - 90, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cardin, C.J. and Kelly, J.M. and Quinn, S.J., Photochemically active DNA-intercalating ruthenium and related complexes-insights by combining crystallography and transient spectroscopy, Chemical Science, 8, (7), 2017, p4705-4723 , Notes: [cited By 8], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
F. E. Poynton, J. P. Hall, P. M. Keane, C. Schwarz, I. V. Sazanovich, M. Towrie, T. Gunnlaugsson, C.J. Cardin, D.J. Cardin, S. J. Quinn, C. Long and J. M. Kelly, Direct observation by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy of the bright and the dark excited states of the [Ru(phen)2(dppz)]2+ light-switch compound in solution and when bound to DNA, Chemical Science, 7, 2016, p3074 - 3085, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
P. M. Keane, F. R. Baptista, S. P. Gurung, S. J. Devereux, I. V. Sazanovich, M. Towrie, J. A. Brazier, C. J. Cardin, J. M. Kelly and S. J. Quinn, , Long-lived excited state dynamics of i-motif structures probed by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy, ChemPhysChem., , 17, 2016, p1281 - 1287, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Keane, P.M. and Kelly, J.M., Ground and excited state interactions of metalloporphyrin PtTMPyP4 with polynucleotides [poly(dG-dC)]2and [poly(dA-dT)]2, Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 15, (8), 2016, p980-987 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Poulsen B.C, Estalayo-Adrián S, Blasco S, Bright S.A, Kelly J.M, Williams D.C, Gunnlaugsson T, Luminescent ruthenium polypyridyl complexes with extended 'dppz' like ligands as DNA targeting binders and cellular agents, Dalton Transactions, 45, (45), 2016, p18208 - 18220, Notes: [Export Date: 13 December 2016], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
J. P. Hall, F. E. Poynton, P. M. Keane, S. P. Gurung, J. A. Brazier, D. J. Cardin, G. Winter, T.Gunnlaugsson, I.V. Sazanovich, M.Towrie, C. J. Cardin, J. M. Kelly and S. J. Quinn,, Monitoring one-electron photo-oxidation of guanine in DNA crystals using ultrafast infrared spectroscopy, , Nature Chemistry, 7, 2015, p961 - 967, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Keane P.M, Poynton F.E, Hall J.P, Sazanovich I.V, Towrie M, Gunnlaugsson T, Quinn S.J, Cardin C.J, Kelly J.M, Reversal of a Single Base-Pair Step Controls Guanine Photo-Oxidation by an Intercalating Ruthenium(II) Dipyridophenazine Complex, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54, (29), 2015, p8364-8368 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
  

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M. Wojdyla, S. Gallagher, Y.K. Gun'ko, J. M. Kelly, S. J. Quinn, I.P. Clark, G.M. Greetham, M. Towrie and A.W. Parker, Ultrafast Transient Absorption Studies on CdTe and Chiral CdSe Quantum Dots - Central Laser Facility, Annual Report 2008-2009, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2009, 193-196, Report, PUBLISHED
P.M. Keane, M. Wojdyla, G.W. Doorley, J. M. Kelly, S. J. Quinn, I.P. Clark, G.M. Greetham, M. Towrie and A.W. Parker, Unravelling the Photodynamics of Cytosine-Rich Systems using Ultrafast Transient Infrared Spectroscopy - Central Laser Facility, Annual Report 2008-2009, Science and Technology Facilities Council,, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2009, 183-186, Report, PUBLISHED
G.W. Doorley, J.M. Kelly, D.A. McGovern, S. Quinn, A.M. Whelan, K.L. Ronayne, Picosecond Processes in DNA monitored by transient infra-red absorption spectroscopy, Central Laser Facility, Annual Report 2005-2006, CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2006, 129, 132, Report, PUBLISHED
J.M. Kelly, C.M. Creely, M.M. Feeney, S. Hudson, W.J. Blau, B. Elias, A. Kirsch- De Mesmaeker, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. W. Parker, Picosecond Studies of Ruthenium and Rhenium dipyridophenazine complexes in solution and when bound to polynucleotides, Central Laser Facility, Annual Report 2001-2002, CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2002, 111 , 114, Report, PUBLISHED
J.M. Kelly, D.H. Grayson, D.C. Pepper, J.G. Vos, A. Yague-Ferrer, J.M. Clear, A. McCague, E.M. Moran, C.M. O'Connell, and M.M. O'Kane, Polymer-bound porphyrins and polymer-bound coordination compounds as converters of solar energy into chemical fuels , Munchen, EEC Solar Energy Project D, Contractors' meeting, EUR 7199 EN, 1980, Report, PUBLISHED

  

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Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Berkeley Fellow 2000 - 2001
Leverhulme Fellow at the University of West Indies 1970/1
Rita and John Cornforth Award (Royal Society of Chemistry) 2016
Research interests cover areas of photochemistry, fast chemical reactions, and nucleic acids Current research projects falls intothe following main areas (A) The transient spectroscopy of nucleic acids and photosensitisers. (B) The use of photochemical reagents to carry out site-specific reactions on DNA, in particular those involving photo-induced electron transfer. Previously also worked on nano-/micro-particles, especially (i) Silver nanoparticles of defined shape and size for biosensing, antibacterials and (ii) micro metal oxides and metal sulphides