Dr Graeme R. Jones

Title: Part Time Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
Phone: (+44) 01782 7 34173
Email: g.r.jones@keele.ac.uk
Location: Lennard-Jones 1.34
Role: Careers Tutor, Industrial Placements Officer
Contacting me:
Jones_Graeme

I graduated in Chemistry from the University of Liverpool and then went on to study for a PhD with  Professor Ian Fleming FRS at the University of Cambridge. I spent two and a half years as a Western European Fellow of the Royal Society at the University of Lausanne working with Professor Pierre Vogel and eating lots of cheese and chocolate. Over the years I have been lucky enough to pick up a few gongs mainly for my science communication. I have been at Keele since 1994 and I now work part-time splitting the rest of my time between freelance science communication (see www.makeitmolecular.com) and being Mr Mum. 

2005 NESTA Dreamtime Award Fellow
2005 Royal Society Summer Exhibition Soiree Lecturer
2004 Finalist EU Descartes Prize for Science Communication
2004 The BA Lord Kelvin Award Lecturer
2004 Royal Society Summer Exhibition Lecturer
2003 Keele University Individual Award for Learning and Teaching Excellence
2002 Guiness World Record Holder for the largest model of DNA in the world
2001 Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Teaching Award

I am currently taking a break from research; this is what he used to do:

  • Identification and characterization of social insect pheromones.
  • Analysis of insect cuticular hydrocarbons.
  • Stereospecific synthesis of insect pheromones.
  • Chemical recognition of aphids by wasp parasites and hyperparasites.
  • Development of GC-MS and LC-MS techniques
  • Molecular imprinted polymers.

Selected Publications

  • Brown N, Howe C, Jones GR, Phillips TR. 2018. Active Learning Techniques to Build Problem Solving Skills in Chemistry Students. Journal of Academic Development and Education. full text>
  • Hancock LM, Edwards MG, Jones GR, O'Brien M. 2017. Cram's Rule: Diastereoselective Grignard addition to 2-phenylpropanal. In Comprehensive Organic Chemistry Experiments for the Laboratory Classroom. Alfonso CAM, Candeias NR, Simao DP, Trindade AF, Coelho JAS, Tan B, Franzen R (Eds.). Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Jones GR and Hancock LM. 2015. Team Based Learning: A Scratch Approach to Large Group Problem Classes. Journal of Academic Development in Higher Education, 98-103.
  • Sharma KR, Enzmann BL, Schmidt Y, Moore D, Jones GR, Parker J, Berger SL, Reinberg D, Zwiebel LJ, Breit B, Liebig J, Ray A. 2015. Cuticular Hydrocarbon Pheromones for Social Behavior and Their Coding in the Ant Antenna. Cell Rep, vol. 12(8), 1261-1271. link> doi> full text>
  • Brooks L, Brunelli M, Pattison P, Jones GR, Fitch A. 2015. Crystal structures of eight mono-methyl alkanes (C26-C32) via single-crystal and powder diffraction and DFT-D optimization. IUCrJ, vol. 2(Pt 5), 490-497. link> doi> full text>

Full Publications List show

Journal Articles

  • Brown N, Howe C, Jones GR, Phillips TR. 2018. Active Learning Techniques to Build Problem Solving Skills in Chemistry Students. Journal of Academic Development and Education. full text>
  • Jones GR and Hancock LM. 2015. Team Based Learning: A Scratch Approach to Large Group Problem Classes. Journal of Academic Development in Higher Education, 98-103.
  • Sharma KR, Enzmann BL, Schmidt Y, Moore D, Jones GR, Parker J, Berger SL, Reinberg D, Zwiebel LJ, Breit B, Liebig J, Ray A. 2015. Cuticular Hydrocarbon Pheromones for Social Behavior and Their Coding in the Ant Antenna. Cell Rep, vol. 12(8), 1261-1271. link> doi> full text>
  • Brooks L, Brunelli M, Pattison P, Jones GR, Fitch A. 2015. Crystal structures of eight mono-methyl alkanes (C26-C32) via single-crystal and powder diffraction and DFT-D optimization. IUCrJ, vol. 2(Pt 5), 490-497. link> doi> full text>
  • Nash DR, Als TD, Maile R, Jones GR, Boomsma JJ. 2008. A mosaic of chemical coevolution in a large blue butterfly. SCIENCE, vol. 319(5859), 88-90. link> doi>
  • Cremer S, Ugelvig LV, Drijfhout FP, Schlick-Steiner BC, Steiner FM, Seifert B, Hughes DP, Schulz A, Petersen KS, Konrad H, Stauffer C, Kiran K, Espadaler X, d'Ettorre P, Aktaç N, Eilenberg J, Jones GR, Nash DR, Pedersen JS, Boomsma JJ. 2008. The evolution of invasiveness in garden ants. PLoS One, vol. 3(12), e3838. link> doi> full text>
  • Richard F-J, Poulsen M, Drijfhout F, Jones G, Boomsma JJ. 2007. Specificity in chemical profiles of workers, brood and mutualistic fungi in Atta, Acromyrmex, and Sericomyrmex fungus-growing ants. J Chem Ecol, vol. 33(12), 2281-2292. link> doi>
  • Martin SJ, Chaline N, Drijfhout FP, Jones GR. 2005. Role of esters in egg removal behaviour in honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 59(1), 24-29. doi>
  • Dani FR, Jones GR, Corsi S, Beard R, Pradella D, Turillazzi S. 2005. Nestmate recognition cues in the honey bee: Differential importance of cuticular alkanes and alkenes. CHEMICAL SENSES, vol. 30(6), 477-489. link> doi>
  • Hartmann A, D'Ettorre P, Jones GR, Heinze J. 2005. Fertility signaling - the proximate mechanism of worker policing in a clonal ant. NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN, vol. 92(6), 282-286. link> doi>
  • Chaline N, Sandoz JC, Martin SJ, Ratnieks FLW, Jones GR. 2005. Learning and discrimination of individual cuticular hydrocarbons by honeybees (Apis mellifera). CHEMICAL SENSES, vol. 30(4), 327-335. link> doi>
  • Martin PD, Jones GR, Stringer F, Wilson ID. 2004. Comparison of extraction of a beta-blocker from plasma onto a molecularly imprinted polymer with liquid-liquid extraction and solid phase extraction methods. JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL ANALYSIS, vol. 35(5), 1231-1239. link> doi>
  • Martin SJ, Chaline N, Oldroyd BP, Jones GR, Ratnieks FLW. 2004. Egg marking pheromones of anarchistic worker honeybees (Apis mellifera). BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, vol. 15(5), 839-844. link> doi>
  • Martin SJ, Jones GR, Chaline N, Ratnieks FLW. 2004. Role of hydrocarbons in egg recognition in the honeybee. PHYSIOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 29(4), 395-399. link> doi>
  • Gracioli-Vitti LF, Abdalla FC, de Moraes RLMS, Jones GR. 2004. The chemical composition of the mandibular gland secretion of Melipona bicolor Lepeletier, 1836 (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini): A comparative study among castes and sexes. JOURNAL OF THE BRAZILIAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 15(5), 777-781. link> doi>
  • Martin SJ and Jones GR. 2004. Conservation of Bio synthetic pheromone pathways in honeybees Apis. NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN, vol. 91(5), 232-236. link> doi>
  • Jones GR. 2004. Radical Funding. Chemistry World, vol. 1(4), 22.
  • Endler A, Liebig J, Schmitt T, Parker JE, Jones GR, Schreier P, Holldobler B. 2004. Surface hydrocarbons of queen eggs regulate worker reproduction in a social insect. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, vol. 101(9), 2945-2950. link> doi>
  • Jones GR. 2004. Building the largest model of DNA in the World. School Science Review.
  • Abdalla FC, Jones GR, Morgan ED, da Cruz-Landim C. 2004. Chemical composition of the Dufour gland secretion of queens of Melipona bicolor (Hymenoptera: Meliponini). Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, vol. 15(5), 621-625. doi>
  • Simmonds MSJ, Jarvis AP, Johnson S, Jones GR, Morgan ED. 2004. Comparison of anti-feedant and insecticidal activity of nimbin and salannin photo-oxidation with neem (\fIAzadirachta indica\fP) limonoids. Pest Management Science. doi>
  • Yang Y, Zhang S, Jones G, Morgan N, El Haj AJ. 2004. Phosphorylcholine-containing polymers for use in cell encapsulation. Artif Cells Blood Substit Immobil Biotechnol, vol. 32(1), 91-104. link> doi>
  • Jones GR. 2004. Public Science: The Real Thing. Education in Chemistry, vol. 41(5).
  • Dani FR, Jones GR, Morgan ED, Turillazzi S. 2003. Re-evaluation of the chemical secretion of the sternal glands of Polistes social wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). Ethology, Ecology and Evolution, vol. 15(1), 73-82.
  • Martin PD, Wilson ID, Jones GR, Stringer F. 2003. Comparison of normal and reversed-phase solid phase extraction methods for extraction of beta-blockers from plasma using molecularly imprinted polymers. Analyst, vol. 128(4), 345-350. doi>
  • Saxon C, Brindley S, Jervis N, Jones GR, Morgan ED, Ramsden CR. 2002. The world's first "pastarimeter": an analogous demonstration of polarimetry using pasta fusilli. Journal of Chemical Education. doi>
  • Monnnin T, Ratnieks FLW, Jones GR, Beard R. 2002. Pretender punishment induced by chemical signalling in a queenless ant. Nature, vol. 419(6902), 61-65. doi>
  • Koedam D, Jungnickel H, Tentschert J, Jones GR, Morgan ED. 2002. Production of wax by virgin queens of the stingless bee Melipona bicolor. Insectes sociaux, vol. 49(3), 229-233.
  • Koedam D, Jungnickel H, Tentschert J, Jones GR, Morgan ED. 2002. Production of wax by virgin queens of the stingless bee Melipona bicolor (Apidae, Meliponinae). INSECTES SOCIAUX, vol. 49(3), 229-233. link> doi>
  • Martin SJ, Jones GR, Chaline N, Middleton H, Ratnieks FLW. 2002. Reassessing the role of the honeybee (Apis mellifera) Dufour's gland in egg marking. Naturwissenschaften, vol. 89(11), 528-532. doi>
  • Patricio E, Cruz Lopez L, Maile R, Tentschert J, Jones GR, Morgan ED. 2002. The propolis of stingless bees: terpenes from the tibia of three \fIFrieseomelitta\fP species. Journal of Insect Physiology, vol. 48(1), 249-254. doi>
  • Saxon C, Brindley S, Jervis N, Jones GR, Morgan ED, Ramsden CR. 2002. The world's first "pastarimeter": an analogous demonstration of polarimetry using pasta fusilli. Journal of Chemical Education.
  • Jones GR. 2002. Toilet Talk. Chemistry in Britain, vol. 38(11), 18.
  • Clarke SR, Dani FR, Jones GR, Morgan ED, Schmidt JO. 2001. (Z)-3-hexenyl (R)-3-hydroxybutanoate: a male specific compound in three North American decorator wasps Eucerceris rubripes, E. conata and E. tricolor. J Chem Ecol, vol. 27(7), 1437-1447. link> doi>
  • Dani FR, Jones GR, Destri S, Spencer SH, Turillazzi SR. 2001. Deciphering the recognition signature within the cuticular chemical profile of paper wasps. Animal Behaviour. doi>
  • Jones GR, Wilson ID, Martin PD, Wilson TO. 2001. An unexpected selectivity of a propranolol-derived molecular imprint for tamoxifen. The Analyst. doi>
  • Fortunato A, Maile R, Turillazzi S, Morgan ED, Moneti G, Jones GR, Pieraccini G. 2001. Defensive role of secretion and ectal mandibular glands of the wasp \fIPolister dominulus\fP. Journal of Chemical Ecology. doi>
  • Dani FR, Jeanne RL, Clarke SR, Jones GR, Morgan ED, Francke W, Turillazzi S. 2000. Chemical characterization of the alarm pheromone in the venom of Polybia occidentalis and of volatiles from the venom of P-sericea. PHYSIOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 25(4), 363-369. link> doi>
  • Mori A, Visicchio R, Sledge MF, Grasso DA, Le Moli F, Turillazzi S, Spencer S, Jones GR. 2000. Behavioural assays testing the appeasement allomone of Polyergus rufescens queens during host-colony usurpation. ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, vol. 12(3), 315-322. link>
  • 2000. Ratio of products formed on photo-oxidation of the neem triterpenoids nimbin and salannin. Arkivoc, vol. 2000(3), 312. doi> link>
  • Martin P, Wilson ID, Jones GR. 2000. Optimisation of procedures for the extraction of structural analogues of propranolol with molecular imprinted polymers for sample preparation. JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A, vol. 889(1-2), 143-147. link> doi>
  • Baer B, Maile R, Schmid-Hempel P, Morgan ED, Jones GR. 2000. Chemistry of a mating plug in bumblebees. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, vol. 26(8), 1869-1875. link> doi>
  • Yang Y, Zhang SF, Kingston MA, Jones G, Wright G, Spencer SA. 2000. Glucose sensor with improved haemocompatibilty. Biosens Bioelectron, vol. 15(5-6), 221-227. link> doi>
  • Jones GR. 2000. Take me to your leader. CHEMISTRY IN BRITAIN, vol. 36(5), 22. link>
  • Sledge MF, Fortunato A, Turillazzi S, Francescato E, Hashim R, Moneti G, Jones GR. 2000. Use of Dufour's gland secretion in nest defence and brood nutrition by hover wasps (Hymenoptera, Stenogastrinae). JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 46(5), 753-761. link> doi>
  • Schmidt JO, Dani FR, Jones GR, Morgan ED. 2000. Chemistry, ontogeny, and role of pygidial gland secretions of the vinegaroon Mastigoproctus giganteus (Arachnida : Uropygi). JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 46(4), 443-450. link> doi>
  • Visicchio R, Sledge MF, Mori A, Grasso DA, Le Moli F, Turillazzi S, Moneti G, Spencer S, Jones GR. 2000. Dufour's gland contents of queens of the slave-making ant Polyergus rufescens and its host species Formica cunicularia. ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, vol. 12(1), 67-73. link> doi>
  • Martin P, Wilson ID, Jones GR. 2000. Application and elution conditions for the selective elution of analytes from molecular imprinted polymers after extraction from aqueous samples: Application to beta-blockers. CHROMATOGRAPHIA, vol. 52, S19-S23. link> doi>
  • Clarke SR, Dani FR, Jones GR, Morgan ED, Turillazzib S. 1999. Chemical analysis of the swarming trail pheromone of the social wasp Polybia sericea (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). J Insect Physiol, vol. 45(10), 877-883. link> doi>
  • Sledge MF, Dani FR, Fortunato A, Maschwitz U, Clarke SR, Francescato E, Hashim R, Morgan ED, Jones GR, Turillazzi S. 1999. Venom induces alarm behaviour in the social wasp Polybioides raphigastra (Hymenoptera : Vespidae): an investigation of alarm behaviour, venom volatiles and sting autotomy. PHYSIOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 24(3), 234-239. link> doi>
  • Jones GR and Oldham NJ. 1999. Pheromone analysis using capillary gas chromatographic techniques. JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A, vol. 843(1-2), 199-236. link> doi>
  • Olsen J, Martin P, Wilson ID, Jones GR. 1999. Methodology for assessing the properties of molecular imprinted polymers for solid phase extraction. ANALYST, vol. 124(4), 467-471. link> doi>
  • Maile R, Dani FR, Jones GR, Morgan ED, Ortius D. 1998. Sampling techniques for gas chromatographic mass spectrometric analysis of long-chain free fatty acids from insect exocrine glands. JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A, vol. 816(2), 169-175. link> doi>
  • Dani FR, Morgan ED, Jones GR, Turillazzi S, Cervo R, Francke W. 1998. Species-specific volatile substances in the venom sac of hover wasps. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, vol. 24(6), 1091-1104. link> doi>
  • Bodajla M, Jones GR, Ramsden CA. 1997. A stereoselective intramolecular retro-ene reaction catalysed by aluminium chloride. TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, vol. 38(14), 2573-2576. link> doi>
  • Martin P, Wilson ID, Morgan DE, Jones GR, Jones K. 1997. Evaluation of a molecular-imprinted polymer for use in the solid phase extraction of propranolol from biological fluids. ANALYTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 34(2), 45-47. link> doi>
  • Jones GR, Caldarelli S, Vogel P. 1997. Long-distance effect on one-bond C-C scalar couplings upon introduction of a double bond in bicyclic systems. HELVETICA CHIMICA ACTA, vol. 80(1), 59-64. link> doi>
  • Fleming I, Jones GR, Kindon ND, Landais Y, Leslie CP, Morgan IT, Peukert S, Sarkar AK. 1996. Diastereoselectivity in the S(E)2” reaction of chiral pentadienylsilanes: A test for the relative importance of steric and electronic effects. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-PERKIN TRANSACTIONS 1, 1171-1196. doi>
  • Jones GR and Landais Y. 1996. The oxidation of the carbon-silicon bond. TETRAHEDRON, vol. 52(22), 7599-7662. link> doi>
  • JONES GR and VOGEL P. 1993. PI-FACIAL DIASTEREOSELECTIVITY IN THE ELECTROPHILIC AND ELECTROPHILIC NUCLEOPHILIC ADDITIONS TO DIMETHYL (1R,2R,3S,4S)-BICYCLO[2.2.2]OCT-5-ENE-2,3-DICARBOXYLATE. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 769-771. link> doi>

Chapters

  • Hancock LM, Edwards MG, Jones GR, O'Brien M. 2017. Cram's Rule: Diastereoselective Grignard addition to 2-phenylpropanal. In Comprehensive Organic Chemistry Experiments for the Laboratory Classroom. Alfonso CAM, Candeias NR, Simao DP, Trindade AF, Coelho JAS, Tan B, Franzen R (Eds.). Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Jones GR and Parker JE. 2005. Pheromone Chromatography. In Encyclopedia of analytical science. Worsfold P, Townshend A, Poole CF (Eds.). (2nd ed. ed.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam.
  • Grasswitz TR and Jones GR. 2003. Chemical Ecology. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Wiley-Blackwell. link> doi>
  • Martin P, Wilson ID, Jones GR, Landais Y, Leslie CP, Morgan IT, Peukert S. 1998. Selective SPE's using Molecular Imprinted Polymers. In Drug Development Assay Approaches, Including Molecular Imprinting and Biomarkers. Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Jones GR, Fleming, Landais Y, Leslie CP, Morgan IT, Peukert S. 1995. The Stereochemistry of the Se2" Reaction of Dienylmethylsilanes. In Progress in Organosilicon Chemistry. Marciniec B and Chojnowski J (Eds.). Gordon and Breach.

Other

  • Jones GR. 2003. Sex, Pasta and Molecules. In T. Overton (Ed.). Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Jones GR. 2003. Sex, Pasta and Molecules (Plenary Lecture). Variety in Chemistry Education 2003 Proceedings.

CHE-00027 General and Organic Chemistry

CHE-00029 General and Organic Chemistry for Health

CHE-20001 Organic Synthesis and Chirality

CHE-20027 Medicinal and Biological Chemistry 1

CHE-30037 Topics in Chemistry

CHE-30044 Topics in Medicinal Chemistry