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Dr Martin Rejzek

Research Assistant
Rob Field's Group
Biological Chemistry

I am a research assistant in Rob Field's group. Trained as a natural product chemist I provide support in natural product isolation and structure determination, in chemical synthesis, compound purification and analysis mainly for lab members but also for researchers from across the Norwich Research Park.

My research focus is in design and synthesis, both chemical and enzymatic, and evaluation of small molecule enzyme inhibitors and their use in chemical genetics studies.

I am also interested in synthesis, purification and analysis of sugar nucleotides and their use as substrates for glycosyltransferases or sugar nucleotide processing enzymes.

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Recent Publications

Møller S. R., Yi X., Velásquez S. M., Gille S., Hansen P. L., Poulsen C. P., Olsen C. E., Rejzek M., Parsons H., Zhang Y., Wandall H. H., Clausen H., Field R. A., Pauly M., Estevez J. M., Harholt J., Ulvskov P., Petersen B. L. (2017)

Identification and evolution of a plant cell wall specific glycoprotein glycosyl transferase, ExAD.

Scientific reports 7 p45341

Publisher’s version: 10.1038/srep45341

Goetz S., Rejzek M., Nepogodiev S. A., Field R. A. (2016)

The impact of aminopyrene trisulfonate (APTS) label in acceptor glycan substrates for profiling plant pectin beta-galactosyltransferase activities

Carbohydrate Research 433 p97-105

Publisher’s version: 10.1016/j.carres.2016.07.017

Schofield C. L., Marín M. J., Rejzek M., Crocker P. R., Field R. A., Russell D. A. (2016)

Detection of mSiglec-E, in solution and expressed on the surface of Chinese hamster ovary cells, using sialic acid functionalised gold nanoparticles.

Analyst 141 p5799-5809

Publisher’s version: 10.1039/c6an01230b

Andriotis V. M., Rejzek M., Barclay E., Rugen M. D., Field R. A., Smith A. M. (2016)

Cell wall degradation is required for normal starch mobilisation in barley endosperm.

Scientific reports 6 p33215

Publisher’s version: 10.1038/srep33215

Andriotis V. M. E., Rejzek M., Rugen M. D., Svensson B., Smith A. M., Field R. A. (2016)

Iminosugar inhibitors of carbohydrate-active enzymes that underpin cereal grain germination and endosperm metabolism.

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