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Publications 2014

Elucidating redox level dispersion and local dielectric effects within electroactive molecular films

P.R. Bueno, J.J. Davis

Analytical Chemistry, 2014, 86, 1997-2004


Measuring quantum capacitance in energetically addressable molecular layers

P.R. Bueno, J.J. Davis

Analytical Chemistry, 2014, 86, 1337-1341


Label free capacitive diagnostics: exploiting the quantised charging of local redox probes

J. Lehr, G. Hobhouse, F.C. Bedatty-Fernandez, M. Santos, P.R. Bueno, J.J. Davis

Analytical Chemistry, 2014, 86, 2559-2564


Exploiting lanthanide luminescence in supramolecular assemblies

J. Lehr, S.F. Faulkner, P.D. Beer, J.J. Davis

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 5678-5687



Publications 2013

An optimised electrochemical biosensor for the label free detection of C-reactive protein in blood.

J.J. Davis, P. Bueno, X. Luo, T. Bryan

Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2013, 39, 94-98

High signal contrast gating with biomodified Gd doped mesoporous nanoparticles

Wen Yen Huang, G. Davies, J.J. Davis

Chem. Comm., 2013, 49, 1, 60-62

Elucidating Capacitance and Resistance Terms in confined electroactive molecular layers

Paulo R. Bueno, Francisco Fabregat-Santiago, Jason J. Davis,

Analytical Chemistry,2013, 85, 1, 411-477

Reversible recruitment and emission of DO3A derived lanthanide complexes at ligating molecular films on gold

J. Lehr, J. Bennett, M. Tropiano, T.J. Sorensen, S. Faulkner, P.D. Beer, J.J. Davis

Langmuir, 2013, 29, 1475-1482

Ultrasensitive label free electrical detection of insulin in neat blood serum X. Luo, M. Xu, C. Freeman, T. James, J.J. Davis

Analytical Chemistry. 2013, 85, 4129-4134

Electrical biosensors and the label free detection of protein disease biomarkers

X.Luo, J.J. Davis

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 13, 5944-5962

Anion sensing by solution and surfaced-assembled osmium (II) bipyridyl rotaxanes

J. Lehr, O. Blackburn, T. Lang, T. Baranedt, S. Faulkner, J.J. Davis, P.D. Beer

Chemistry-A European Journal, 2013, 19, 15898-15906.

A label free redox capacitance biosensor

Flávio C. Bedatty Fernandes, Márcio S. Góes, Jason J. Davis, Paulo R. Bueno

Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2013, 50, 437-440

Engineering biomodified silica nanoparticles to induce programmed cell death

W. Huang, G. Davies, J.J. Davis

Chemistry-A European Journal, 2013, 19, 17891-17898

Environmentally Responsive MRI Contrast Agents

G. Davies, I. Kramberger, J.J. Davis

Chem. Comm., 2013, 49, 9704-9721.


A facile measurement of heterogeneous electron transfer kinetics

P.R. Bueno, T. Benites, M. Goes, J.J. Davis

Analytical Chemistry, 2013, 85, 10920-10926

Publications 2012

Solution and surface confined chloride anion template redox active ferrocene catenanes

J.J. Davis, P.D. Beer, G. Orloswki

Chemical Science, 2012, 3, 1080-1089

Enhanced photocurrents in engineered bacteriorhodopsin monolayers

A.V. Patil, O. Berthoumieu, A. Watts, J.J. Davis

J. Phys. Chem. B. 2012, 116, 1, 683-689

Molecular scale conductance photoswitching in engineered bacteriorhodopsin

A.V. Patil, O. Berthoumieu, A. Watts, J.J. Davis

Nanoletters, 2012, 12, 899-903

Surface attached sensors for cation and anion analysis

H. Rahman, P.D. Beer, J.J. Davis

Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 2012, 402, 1739-1748

Engineered bacteriorhodopsin: a molecular scale potential switch

J.J. Davis, A.V. Patil, A.W. Watts

Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 5632-5636.

Capacitance Spectroscopy: A Versatile Approach to Resolving the Redox Density of States and Kinetics in Redox-Active Self-Assembled Monolayers

J.J. Davis, G. Mizzon, P. Bueno

J. Phys. Chem. B.2012, 116, 30, 8822-8829.

A sensitive scannin and antibody based impedance assay for C-reactive protein

J.J. Davis, P. Bueno, et al,

Analytical Chemistry, 2012, 84, 15, 6553-6560

An optimised electrochemical biosensor for the label free detection of C-reactive protein in blood

J.J. Davis, P. Bueno, X. Luo, T. Bryan

Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2013, 39, 94-98.

An improved dielectric model of self assembled monolayer interfaces by capacitance spectroscopy

M. Goes, J. Ryall, H. Rahman, J.J. Davis, P. Bueno, et al

Langmuir, 2012,27, 25, 9689-9699.

The label free picomolar detection of insulin in blood

J.J,. Davis, M. Xue, X. Luo

Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2013, 39, 21-25.

The robust electrochemical detection of a parkinsons marker in whole blood sera

T. Bryan, X. Luo, L. Forsgren, L. Morozova-Roche, J.J. Davis

Chemical Science, 2012, 3 (12), 3468 - 3473.

Location tuned relaxivity in Gd doped mesoporous silica nanoparticles

J.J. Davis, W. Huang, G. Davies

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 22848-22850.

High signal contrast gating with biomodified Gd doped mesoporous nanoparticles

Wen Yen Huang, G. Davies, J.J. Davis

Chem. Comm., 2013, 49, 1, 60-62.



Amplification of anion sensing by disulphide functionalised ferrocene and ferrocene calixarene receptors adsorbed onto gold surface

D.P. Cormode, A.J. Evans, J.J. Davis, P.D. Beer

Dalton Trans. 2010,39, 6532-6541.

Label free sub-picomolar protein detection with field effect transistors

P. Estrala, D. Paul, P. Ko Ferrigno, L. Wang, E. Huq, J.J. Davis, P. Migliorato

Analytical Chemistry, 2010,82, 2010, 3531-3536.

Mechanically interlocked and switchable molecules at surfaces

J.J. Davis, G. Orlowski, H. Rahman, P.D. Beer

Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 54-63.

Fluorescent cyclic voltammetry of immobilized azurin:  a direct observation of thermodynamic and kinetic heterogeneity

J. M. Salverda, A. V. Patil, G. Mizzon, S. Kuznetsova, G. Zauner, N. Akkilic, G. W. Canters, J. J. Davis, H. A. Heering, and T. J. Aartsma

Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. Engl., 2010, 49, 5776-5779

Mechanistic studies of AFM probe driven Suzuki and Heck molecular coupling

J.J. Davis, Y. Hanyu

Nanotechnology, 2010, 21, 265302.

Large amplitude conductance gating in a wired redox molecule

J.J. Davis, B. Peters, W. Xi, J. Appel, A. Kros, T.J. Aartsma, R. Stan. G.W. Canters,

J.Phys. Chem. Lett., 2010, 1, 10, 1541-1546.

Structure-Function studies of an engineered scaffold protein derived from Stefin A: Development of the SQM variant

T. Hoffman, L.K.J. Sadler, M. Busby, Q.F. Song, A.T. Buxton, S.D. Wagner, J.J. Davis, P. Ko Ferrigno

Protein Engineering, Design and Selection, 2010, 23, 403-413.

Visualising and tuning thermodynamic dispersion in metalloprotein monolayers

J.J. Davis, A. Patil

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 16938-16944.

A highly sensitive electrochemical sulphite biosensor incorporating a bacterial sulphite dehydrogenase

P. Kalimuthu, J. Tkac, U. Kappler, J.J. Davis, P.V. Bernhardt

Analytical Chemistry, 2010, 82, 17, 7374-7379.

Optimisation of a multivalent strep-tag for protein detection

M. Busby, L.K.J. Stadler, P. Ko Ferrigno, J.J. Davis

Biophys. Chem. 2010, 152, 170-177.

Molecular scale bioelectrochemistry

A.V. Patil, J.J. Davis

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2011, 255, 1970-1980.

Multimodality and nanoparticles in medical imaging

W. Huang, J.J. Davis

Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 23, 6087-6103.

Structure-Function studies of an engineered scaffold protein derived from Stefin A II: Development of the SQT variant

L. Stadler, T. Hoffman, D. Tomlinson, Q. Song, T. Lee, M. Busby, S.D. Wagner, J.J. Davis, M.A. Knowles, P. Ko Ferrigno

Protein Engineering, Design and Selection, 2011, 1-13.

Fluorescent iron chelators for imaging intracellular iron

J.D. Chartres, M. Busby, J.J. Davis, P.V. Bernhardt

Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 50, 18, 9178-9183.

Reversible luminescence switching of a redox-active ferrocene-europium dyad

M. Tropiano, N.L. Kilah, M. Morten, H. Rahman, J.J. Davis, P.D. Beer, S. Faulkner

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 31, 11847-11849.

Engineered bacteriorhodopsin: a molecular scale conductance photoswitch O. Berthoumieu, A. Patil, W. Xi, J.J. Davis, A.W. Watts

Eur. Biophys. J. Biophys. Lett., 2011, 40, 1, 235.



Selected publications pre-2010

Protein electrochemistry at carbon nanotube electrodes

J.J. Davis, R.J. Coles, H.A.O. Hill

J. Electroanal. Chem, 440, 1997, 279-282.

A fullerene-modified protein

A. Kurz, C.M. Halliwell, J.J. Davis, G.W. Canters, H.A.O. Hill

Chem. Commun. 1998, 433-435. 

The adsorption of a genetically-modified copper protein imaged by in situ Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy

J.J. Davis, C.M. Halliwell, G.W. Canters, H.A.O. Hill

New J. Chem. 22, 10, 1998, 1119-1123

The Application of Electrochemical Scanning Probe Microscopy to the Interpretation of Metalloprotein Voltammetr

J.J. Davis, H A.O. Hill, A.M. Bond

Coordination Chemistry Rev., 2000, 200-202, 411-442.

High Resolution Scanning Force Microscopy of Cardiac Myoccytes

J.J. Davis, H.A.O. Hill, T. Powell

Cell Biology International, 2001, 25, 1271-1277

The Ultrastructural Organisation of Amyloid Fibrils by Atomic Force Microscop

A.K. Chamberlain, C.E. MacPhee, J. Zurdo, L.A. Morozova-Roche, H.A.O. Hill, C.M. Dobson, J.J. Davis

Biophys. J., 2000, 79, 3282-3293.

A scanning tunnelling microscopy study of immobilised cytochrome P450cam

J.J. Davis, D. Djuricic, K.K.W. Lo, L. Wong, H.A.O. Hill

Faraday Trans. Royal Soc. 2000, 116, 15-22

The Scanning Probe Microscopy of Metalloproteins and Metalloenzymes

J.J. Davis, H. A.O. Hill

Chem Commun. 2002, 5, 393-401.

Directly observed covalent coupling of quantum dotsto single-wall carbon nanotubes

B.R. Azamian, K.S. Coleman, J.J. Davis, N. Hanson, M.L.H. Green

Chem. Comm., 2002, 366-367.

Bioelectrochemical single walled carbon nanotubes

B.R. Azamian, J.J. Davis, K.S. Coleman, C. Bagshaw, M.L.H. Green

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 12664-12665.

Anion Recognition and Redox Sensing Amplification by Self-Assembled Monolayers of 1,1’-Bis-alkyl-N-Amidoferrocene

J.J. Davis, P.D. Beer, F.S. Szemes, D. Drillsma-Milgrom

Chem. Comm., 2002, 1716-1717 

Genetic modulation of metalloprotein electron transfer at bare gold

J.J. Davis, D. Bruce, G.W. Canters, J. Crozier, H.A.O. Hill

Chem. Comm., 2003, 576-577.

The electrochemical characteristics of blue copper protein monolayers on gold

L. Andolfi, D. Bruce, S. Cannistraro, G.W. Canters, J.J. Davis, H.A.O. Hill, J. Crozier, M. Ph. Verbeet, C.L. Wrathmell., Y. Astier

J. Electroanal. Chem., 2004, 565, 21-28.  

Chemical and biochemical sensing with modified single walled carbon nanotubes

J.J. Davis, K.S. Coleman, B.R. Azamian, C.B. Bagshaw, M.L.H. Green

Chem. Eur. J., 2003, 9, 16, 3732-3739.

Zinc metalloprophyrin nanoparticle anion sensor

P.D. Beer, J.J. Davis, D. Cormode

Chem. Comm., 2004, 414 - 415.

Force-dependent metalloprotein conductance by conducting probe AFM

J. Zhao, J.J. Davis

Nanotechnology, 2003, 14, 9, 1023-1028.

Exploring the electronic and mechanical properties of protein by conducting atomic force microscopy

J. Zhao, J. J.  Davis,M. S. P.  Sansom, A. Hung

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 5601-5609.

Fluorescence studies of the intra-cellular distribution of zinc bis(thiosemicarbazone) complexes in human cancer cells

A.R. Cowley, J.J. Davis, J.R. Dilworth, P.S. Donnelly, R. Dobson, A. M. Le. Nightingale, J.M. Peach and B. Shore, D. Kerr and L. Seymour

Chem. Commun, 2005, 845-847.

Molecular Bioelectronics

J.J. Davis, D.A. Morgan, C.L. Wrathmell, D.N. Axford, J. Zhao, N. Wang

J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 2160-2174.

Spatially resolved Suzuki coupling reaction initiated and controlled using a catalytic AFM probe

J.J. Davis, K.S. Coleman, K.L. Busuttil, C.B. Bagshaw

J. Am. Chem. Soc.,2005, 127, 13082-13083.

Interfacial Sensing: Surface assembled molecular receptors

J.J. Davis

Chem. Commun, 2005, 3509 – 3513.

Sensing Nitrite through a Pseudoazurin-Nitrite Reductase Electron Transfer Relay

Y. Astier, G.W. Canters, J.J. Davis, H.A.O. Hill, M.P. Verbeet, H.J. Wijma

ChemPhysChem., 2005, 6, 1114-1120.

Metalloprotein tunnel junctions: compressional modulation of barrier height and transport mechanism

J.J. Davis, N. Wang, A. Morgan, T. Zhang, J. Zhao

Faraday Discussions, 2006, 131, 167 – 179.

Spatially controlled Suzuki and Heck catalytic coupling

J.J. Davis, K.L. Busuttil, C.B. Bagshaw

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 14135-14141.

Monitoring interfacial bioelectrochemistry using a FRET switch

J.J. Davis, H. Burgess, T. Aartsma, G.W. Canters

J. Phys. Chem. B., 2006, 110, 41, 20649-20654.

Anion templated surface assembly of a redox active sensory rotaxane

S.R. Bayley, T.M. Gray, M.J. Chmielewski, P.D. Beer, J.J. Davis

Chem. Comm. 2007, 2234-2236.

Peptide aptamers in label-free protein detection I: Characterisation of the Immobilised Scaffold

J.J. Davis, J. Tkac, S. Laurenson, P. Ko Ferrigno

Analytical Chemitry., 2007, 79, 1089-1096.

Electron Flux through apo and holoferritin

D.N. Axford, J.J. Davis

Nanotechnoloy, 2007, 18, 145502.


Molecularly-resolved protein electromechanical properties

D. Axford, J.J. Davis, N. Wang, D. Wang, T. Zhang, J. Zhao, Ben Peters

J. Phys. Chem. B, 2007, 111, 30, 9062-9068.

The tunnelling conductance of vectorial porphyrin monolayers

W. Xi, W. Zhang, B.K. An, P.L. Burn, J.J. Davis

J. Materials Chemistry, 2008, 18, 3109-3120.

Force modulation and electrochemical gating of conductance in a cytochrome

J.J. Davis, B. Peters, W. Xi

J. Phys. Condens. Matter, 2008, 20, 374123

An optimised electrochemical pretreatment for SAM formation on polycrystalline gold

J. Tkac, J.J. Davis

J. Electroanal.. Chem., 2008, 621, 117-120.

Sulfate anion templation of a neutral pseudorotaxane assembly using an indolocarbazole threading component

M. Chmielewski, L. Zhao,A. Brown, D. Curiel, M. Sambrook, A. Thompson, S. Santos,V. Felix, J. J. Davis, P. D. Beer

Chem. Commun., 2008, 3154-3156.

Interlocked host rotaxane and catenane structures for sensing charged guest species via optical and electrochemical methodologies

M. Chmielewski, J. J. Davis, P. D. Beer

Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry,2009, 7, 415-424.

Peptide aptamers in label free protein detection II: chemical optimisation and detection of specific protein isoforms

J.J. Davis, J. Tkac, R. Humphreys, A.T. Buxton, T.A. Lee, P. Ko Ferrigno

Analytical Chemistry, 2009, 81, 9, 3314-3320.

Anion templated assembly of an indolocarbazole containing pseudorotaxane on beads and nanoparticles

L.Y. Zhao, K.M. Mullen, M.J. Chmielewski, A. Brown, N. Bampos, P.D. Beer, J.J. Davis

New J. Chem., 2009,4, 760-768.

Anion templated formation of pseudorotaxane and rotaxane monolayers on gold from neutral components

L. Zhao, J.J. Davis, K.M. Mullen, M.J. Chmielewski, R.M.J. Jacobs, A. Brown, P.D. Beer

Langmuir, 2009, 25, 5, 2935-2940.

Synthesis of Type II/Type I CdTe/CdS/ZnS Quantum Dots and Their Use in Cellular Imaging

M. Green, P. Williamson, J.J. Davis, S. Brovelli, P. Dobson, F. Cacialli

J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 8341-8346.

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