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Dr Marie Phelan

Shared Research Facility Manager, NMR Centre Biochemistry & Systems Biology


NMR Metabolomics

NMR metabolomics expertise: I support research from 60 different projects spanning the faculty of Health and Life Sciences (IIB, ITM, IGH and IACD) as well as 5 regional partners ( Liverpool School of Tropical medicine, Keele University, University of Leicester, Liverpool John Moores University and Lancaster University) along with 12 regional clinics (Aintree/Fazakerly Hospital, Barrow In Furness Hospital, Blackpool Hospital, Broadgreen Heart & Chest, Liverpool Equine Hospital, Liverpool Pancreas BRU, Liverpool Royal, Liverpool Women's Hospital, Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, Liverpool Small Animal Hospital, the Walton Centre and the Liverpool Clinical Trials Unit). The spectrometer and facility as a whole has also attracted partners from industry (CRODA) as well as 3 international research projects from the University of Edinburgh, Utrecht University and Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore.

I also design and deliver multiple training and best practice events throughout the year in the field of metabolomics:events

Biological NMR Spectroscopy & Protein Chemistry

Protein structural biology expertise: NMR, Metabolomics, Protein structure, nucleic acid structure, molecular structure, protein-protein interactions, binding affinity, ITC, drug-protein interaction, homology modelling, protein dynamics, micelle-protein interaction, membrane protein, chemical atomic structure.

NMR teaching & outreach

Analytical Chemistry A-level visits and outreach.

NMR for medicinal sciences.

NMR software development and online tutorials:LiverpoolNMR YouTube

Research Grants

ExPedite study: Developing Metabolomics profile analysis in Bio fluids to Detect an Ectopic Pregnancy in symptomatic women in early pregnancy


November 2018 - October 2021

Research Collaborations

Professor Jane Hurst - Mammalian Behaviour & Evolution Group, Leahurst Campus


Structure determination and molecular insight into function of Major urinary protein

Professor Robert Beynon - Protein Function Group, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZJ, UK


Structure determination and molecular insight into function of Major urinary proteins

Neil Kitteringham


NMR metabolomics