Mark Lorch is Professor of Science Communication at the University of Hull. He trained as a protein chemist, studying protein folding and function. His research now focuses on the chemistry of a broad range of biological systems including lipids, proteins and even plant spores.
You can find more of his writing at www.chemistry-blog.com, the Guardian and in his The New Humanist and BBC Focus columns. You might also like to check out his book 'The Secret Science of Superheroes'.
As well as his written out puts he gives regular talks to schools, the public and conferences (sometimes all at once, at science festivals or TEDx) and he occasionally pops up on the radio and TV explaining science and technology to a public audience.
Associate Dean, Engagment, University of Hull
Professor of Science Communication , University of Hull
Senior lecturer in Biological Chemistry, University of Hull
Lecturer in Biological Chemistry, University of Hull
RCUK Academic Fellow, University of Hull
Post Doctoral Research Associate, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol
University of Bristol, PhD
University of Warwick, BSc. Biochemistry
Conformational photoswitching of a synthetic peptide foldamer bound within a phospholipid bilayer, Science
Chelator free gallium-68 radiolabelling of silica coated iron oxide nanorods via surface interactions , Nanoscale
Protein free microscapsules obtained from plant spores as a model for drug delivery: ibuprofen encapsulation, release and taste masking, Journal of Materials Chemistry B
Sequestration of edible oil from emulsions using new single and double layered microcapsules from plant spores (, Journal of Materials Chemistry B
A Clerical Error Provides a Unique Opportunity to Study the Effect of Previously Seen Exam Questions on Exam Results, New Directions
Dynamic nuclear polarization-enhanced solid-state NMR of a 13C-labeled signal peptide bound to lipid-reconstituted sec translocon , Journal of the American Chemical Society
Access to a primary aminosporopollenin solid support from plant spores , Green Chemistry
Cholesterol and lipid phases influence the interactions between serotonin receptor agonists and lipid bilayers, Journal of Biological Chemistry
MRI contrast agent delivery using spore capsules: Controlled release in blood plasma, Chemcomm
Location and orientation of serotonin receptor 1a agonists in model and complex lipid membranes , Journal of Biological Chemistry
Transport cycle intermediate in small multidrug resistance protein is revealed by substrate fluorescence, FASEB Journal
Phosphatidylglycerol Lipids Enhance Folding of an α Helical Membrane Protein, Journal of Molecular Biology
Grants and Contracts
Molecules in Minecraft
Royal Society of Chemistry
Training Scientists to Develop and Image Materials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
Using Drama and Comics to Engage School Children with Science
Analysis of the Interaction Between the SecY Protein Translocation Complex and its Substrate Pre-Protein
Controlling Membranes with Photoisomerisable Lipid Analogues: A Solid State NMR Based Study.