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Dr James Gaynor MChem, Ph.D, MRSC

Lecturer Chemistry

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Student-led interviews to develop employability skills (Chapter - 2019)
  2. Peer review in the classroom: student perceptions, peer feedback quality and the role of assessment (Journal article - 2020)
  3. A consideration of two models of health and safety training for undergraduate chemists (Journal article - 2019)

2020

Peer review in the classroom: student perceptions, peer feedback quality and the role of assessment (Journal article)

Gaynor, J. W. (2020). Peer review in the classroom: student perceptions, peer feedback quality and the role of assessment. ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 45(5), 758-775. doi:10.1080/02602938.2019.1697424

DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2019.1697424

2019

A consideration of two models of health and safety training for undergraduate chemists (Journal article)

Gaynor, J. W. (n.d.). A consideration of two models of health and safety training for undergraduate chemists. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, (14). doi:10.29311/ndtps.v0i14.3221

DOI: 10.29311/ndtps.v0i14.3221

Can H&S training ever be sexy? (Internet publication)

Gaynor, J., & Donaghy, D. (2019). Can H&S training ever be sexy?. Retrieved from https://edu.rsc.org/

Student-led interviews to develop employability skills (Chapter)

Gaynor, J. W. (2019). Student-led interviews to develop employability skills. In M. Seery, & C. McDonnell (Eds.), Teaching Chemistry in Higher Education (pp. 195-208). Creathach Press.

Embedding authentic Careers & Employability activities into the Chemistry curriculum: An Assessment Centre (Presentation material)

Gaynor, J. W., Williams, I., & Nolan Webster, A. (2019). Embedding authentic Careers & Employability activities into the Chemistry curriculum: An Assessment Centre.

Embedding Careers & Employability into the Chemistry curriculum and the use of authentic activities (Presentation material)

Gaynor, J. W., Williams, I., Nolan Webster, A., & Cooper, D. L. (2019). Embedding Careers & Employability into the Chemistry curriculum and the use of authentic activities. University of Liverpool.

Making Health and Safety ‘sexy’ for Chemistry undergraduates (Presentation material)

Gaynor, J. W. (2019). Making Health and Safety ‘sexy’ for Chemistry undergraduates. University of Liverpool.

2018

Making Health and Safety sexy (Presentation material)

Gaynor, J. W. (2018). Making Health and Safety sexy. University of Liverpool.

Transforming Health and Safety training for Chemistry undergraduates: The past, the present and the future (Presentation material)

Gaynor, J. W., & Ginnever, J. (2018). Transforming Health and Safety training for Chemistry undergraduates: The past, the present and the future. University of Liverpool.

2017

Transforming Health and Safety training for Chemistry undergraduates: The past, the present and the future (Presentation material)

Gaynor, J. W. (2017). Transforming Health and Safety training for Chemistry undergraduates: The past, the present and the future. University of York.

2015

Peer review encourages self-critiquing and reflection (Presentation material)

Gaynor, J. W. (2015). Peer review encourages self-critiquing and reflection. University of Liverpool.

CHOBS. A homage to the past… “An online booking system to encourage self-directed learning” (Presentation material)

Gaynor, J. W., & Brown, D. (2015). CHOBS. A homage to the past… “An online booking system to encourage self-directed learning”. University of Liverpool.

Implementing two models of peer-to-peer learning: Feedback and interviews (Presentation material)

Gaynor, J. W. (2015). Implementing two models of peer-to-peer learning: Feedback and interviews. University of Liverpool.

Risk assessment and COSHH (Presentation material)

Gaynor, J. W. (2015). Risk assessment and COSHH. Liverpool Life Sciences University Technical College.

2013

PeerWise: Threshold concepts vs revision – results and motivation (Presentation material)

Gaynor, J. W., & Sedghi, G. (2013). PeerWise: Threshold concepts vs revision – results and motivation. University of Liverpool.

Scared to ditch the cookbook? Just do it slowly (Presentation material)

Gaynor, J. W. (2013). Scared to ditch the cookbook? Just do it slowly. University of Liverpool.

RSC BCCE2012 Report: A view of chemistry teaching from across the pond (Internet publication)

Gaynor, J. W., & Collinson, S. (2013). RSC BCCE2012 Report: A view of chemistry teaching from across the pond. Retrieved from http://www.open.ac.uk/

Thermal stabilisation of RNA·RNA duplexes and G-quadruplexes by phosphorothiolate linkages. (Journal article)

Piperakis, M. M., Gaynor, J. W., Fisher, J., & Cosstick, R. (2013). Thermal stabilisation of RNA·RNA duplexes and G-quadruplexes by phosphorothiolate linkages.. Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 11(6), 966-974. doi:10.1039/c2ob26940f

DOI: 10.1039/c2ob26940f

2012

An Online Booking System Encourages Self-Directed Learning and Personalization of Study (Journal article)

Gaynor, J. W., & Brown, D. (2012). An Online Booking System Encourages Self-Directed Learning and Personalization of Study. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 89(8), 1019-1024. doi:10.1021/ed200446p

DOI: 10.1021/ed200446p

2011

Dinucleotides containing 3'-S-phosphorothiolate linkages. (Journal article)

Gaynor, J. W., & Cosstick, R. (2011). Dinucleotides containing 3'-S-phosphorothiolate linkages.. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 764, 17-30. doi:10.1007/978-1-61779-188-8_2

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-61779-188-8_2

2010

RNA interference: a chemist's perspective (Journal article)

Gaynor, J. W., Campbell, B. J., & Cosstick, R. (2010). RNA interference: a chemist's perspective. CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, 39(11), 4169-4184. doi:10.1039/b920362c

DOI: 10.1039/b920362c

A novel mechanism for the scission of double-stranded DNA: BfiI cuts both 3'-5' and 5'-3' strands by rotating a single active site (Journal article)

Sasnauskas, G., Zakrys, L., Zaremba, M., Cosstick, R., Gaynor, J. W., Halford, S. E., & Siksnys, V. (2010). A novel mechanism for the scission of double-stranded DNA: BfiI cuts both 3'-5' and 5'-3' strands by rotating a single active site. NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH, 38(7), 2399-2410. doi:10.1093/nar/gkp1194

DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkp1194

Reverse-direction (5 '-> 3 ') synthesis of oligonucleotides containing a 3 '-S-phosphorothiolate linkage and 3 '-terminal 3 '-thionucleosides (Journal article)

Gaynor, J. W., Piperakis, M. M., Fisher, J., & Cosstick, R. (2010). Reverse-direction (5 '-> 3 ') synthesis of oligonucleotides containing a 3 '-S-phosphorothiolate linkage and 3 '-terminal 3 '-thionucleosides. ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 8(6), 1463-1470. doi:10.1039/b923545k

DOI: 10.1039/b923545k

2009

Oxford academics (Journal article)

Gaynor, J. (2009). Oxford academics. CHEMISTRY WORLD, 6(10), 37. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

2008

Incorporation of 3'-S-phosphorothiolates into RNA: potential applications in RNAi. (Journal article)

Gaynor, J., Fisher, J., Campbell, B., & Cosstick, R. (2008). Incorporation of 3'-S-phosphorothiolates into RNA: potential applications in RNAi.. Nucleic acids symposium series (2004), (52), 319-320. doi:10.1093/nass/nrn161

DOI: 10.1093/nass/nrn161

Erratum (Journal article)

Erratum (2008). Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids, 27(4), 431. doi:10.1080/15257770801946381

DOI: 10.1080/15257770801946381

Synthesis, Properties and Application of Nucleic Acids Containing Phosphorothiolate Linkages (Journal article)

Cosstick, R., & Gaynor, J. (2008). Synthesis, Properties and Application of Nucleic Acids Containing Phosphorothiolate Linkages. Current Organic Chemistry, 12(4), 291-308. doi:10.2174/138527208783743769

DOI: 10.2174/138527208783743769

2007

Synthesis of 3 '-S-phosphorothiolate oligonucleotides for their potential use in RNA interference (Journal article)

Gaynor, J. W., Brazier, J., & Cosstick, R. (2007). Synthesis of 3 '-S-phosphorothiolate oligonucleotides for their potential use in RNA interference. NUCLEOSIDES NUCLEOTIDES & NUCLEIC ACIDS, 26(6-7), 709-712. doi:10.1080/15257770701490753

DOI: 10.1080/15257770701490753

Synthesis of the 3 '-thio-nucleosides and subsequent automated synthesis of oligodeoxynucleotides containing a 3 '-S-phosphorothiolate linkage (Journal article)

Gaynor, J. W., Bentley, J., & Cosstick, R. (2007). Synthesis of the 3 '-thio-nucleosides and subsequent automated synthesis of oligodeoxynucleotides containing a 3 '-S-phosphorothiolate linkage. NATURE PROTOCOLS, 2(12), 3122-3135. doi:10.1038/nprot.2007.451

DOI: 10.1038/nprot.2007.451