Dr Daniel McFeely

Research Assistant

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Starch breakdown in the digestive tract


My research is focused on investigating the impact of resistant starch from varieties of peas on granule, formation structure and breakdown as well as their effects on gut microbiome composition to aid diabetics.

Obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Kent in 2011.

Completed a Master’s degree in Infection and Immunity from the University of Leicester in 2012.

Recently completed a PhD on antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Mycobacteria from the University of Warwick.

Key Publications

Chen F, Moat J, McFeely D, Clarkson G, Hands-Portman IJ, Furner-Pardoe JP, Harrison F, Dowson CG, Sadler PJ. Biguanide Iridium(III) Complexes with Potent Antimicrobial Activity. J Med Chem. 2018 Aug 23;61(16):7330-7344. doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.8b00906. Epub 2018 Aug 2

Smith NA, Zhang P, Greenough SE, Horbury MD, Clarkson GJ, McFeely D, Habtemariam A, Salassa L, Stavros VG, Dowson CG, Sadler PJ. Combatting AMR: photoactivatable ruthenium(ii)-isoniazid complex exhibits rapid selective antimycobacterial activity. Chem Sci. 2017 Jan 1;8(1):395-404. doi: 10.1039/c6sc03028a. Epub 2016 Aug 30.

Turapov O, Loraine J, Jenkins CH, Barthe P, McFeely D, Forti F, Ghisotti D, Hesek D, Lee M, Bottrill AR, Vollmer W, Mobashery S, Cohen-Gonsaud M, Mukamolova GV. The external PASTA domain of the essential serine/threonine protein kinase PknB regulates mycobacterial growth. Open Biol. 2015 Jul;5(7):150025. doi: 10.1098/rsob.150025