Grace Roper

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Grace Roper

GSK-Crick Chemical Biology Doctoral Programme

Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU


I completed my Masters in Chemistry (MChem) at the University of Oxford in 2017 where I worked in Dr Akane Kawamura's group for my final year. I studied my A levels at the Sixth Form College Colchester.


My interests are within Chemical Biology. Particularly within probe development and target validation.


  • Completed masters project in Dr Akane Kawamura's lab working on developement of highly potent and selective cyclic peptide probes for Histone Lysine Demethylases (KDMs). Here I developed skills in solid phase peptide synthesis, enzymatic assays, and cellular assays.