Professor Jason J Davis

Senior Subject Tutor in Chemistry


BSc Hons, DPhil (Oxon)

Academic Background

BSc (first class) in Chemistry, Kings College London, DPhil (Oxford Chemistry, 1998); Tutor in Inorganic Chemistry & Extraordinary Junior Research Fellow, The Queen`s College, Oxford (1998-2003), Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry, Jesus College, Oxford (2001-2003), University Lecturer in Chemistry and Official Student and Tutor in Chemistry, Christ Church, Oxford (from 2003), University Reader in Chemistry (2008-), Dr Lees Reader and Senior Subject Tutor, Christ Church, Oxford (from 2006), Full Professor of Chemistry 2015-present.

Undergraduate Teaching

20 years experience 

Research Interests

Functional Molecular Interfaces, Nanoparticles in Molecular Imaging, Electroanalysis, Electron Transfer, Supramolecular Chemistry and Diagnostics

Publications include:

J. Zhao, J. J.  Davis, M. S. P.  Sansom, A. Hung, Exploring the electronic and mechanical properties of protein by conducting atomic force microscopy, J. American Chemical Society, 2004, 126, 5601-5609.

J.J. Davis, D.A. Morgan, C.L. Wrathmell, D.N. Axford, J. Zhao, N. Wang, Molecular Bioelectronics, J. Materials Chemistry, 2005, 15, 2160-2174. 

J.J. Davis, K.S. Coleman, K.L. Busuttil, C.B. Bagshaw, Spatially resolved Suzuki coupling reaction initiated and controlled using a catalytic AFM probe, J. American Chemical Society, 2005, 127, 13082-13083. 

J.J. Davis, K.L. Busuttil, C.B. Bagshaw, Y. Hanyu, Spatially controlled Suzuki and Heck catalytic coupling, J. American Chemical Society, 2006, 128, 14135-14141. 

J.J. Davis, H. Burgess, T. Aartsma, G.W. Canters, Monitoring interfacial bioelectrochemistry using a FRET switch, J. Phys. Chem. B., 2006, 110, 41, 20649-20654. 

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, Fluorescent cyclic voltammetry of immobilized azurin:  a direct observation of thermodynamic and kinetic heterogeneity, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. Engl., 2010, 49, 5776-5779.

J.J. Davis, A. Patil, Visualising and tuning thermodynamic dispersion in metalloprotein monolayers, J. American Chemical Society. 2010, 132, 16938-16944.

A.V. Patil, O. Berthoumieu, A. Watts, J.J. Davis, Molecular scale conductance photoswitching in engineered bacteriorhodopsin, Nanoletters, 2012, 12, 899-903.

T. Bryan, X. Luo, L. Forsgren, L. Morozova-Roche, J.J. Davis, The robust electrochemical detection of a parkinsons marker in whole blood sera, Chemical Science, 2012, 3 (12), 3468 - 3473. 

X. Luo, M. Xu, C. Freeman, T. James, J.J. Davis, Ultrasensitive label free electrical detection of insulin in neat blood serum, Analytical Chemistry, 2013, 85, 4129-4134. 

X.Luo, J.J. Davis, Electrical biosensors and the label free detection of protein disease biomarkers, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 13, 5944-5962.

J. Lehr, O. Blackburn, T. Lang, T. Baranedt, S. Faulkner, J.J. Davis, P.D. Beer, Anion sensing by solution and surfaced-assembled osmium (II) bipyridyl rotaxanes, 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. 

G. Davies, I. Kramberger, J.J. Davis, Environmentally Responsive MRI Contrast Agents, Chemical Communications, 2013, 49, 9704-9721.

W. Huang, G. Davies, J.J. Davis, Engineering biomodified silica nanoparticles to induce programmed cell death, Chemistry-A European Journal, 2013, 19, 17891-17898.

P.R. Bueno, T. Benites, M. Góes, J.J. Davis, A facile measurement of heterogeneous electron transfer kinetics, Analytical Chemistry, 2013, 85, 10920-10926.

P.R Bueno, J.J. Davis, Elucidating redox level dispersion and local dielectric effects within electroactive molecular films, Analytical Chemistry, 2014, 86, 1997-2004.

P. Bueno, J.J. Davis, Measuring Quantum Capacitance in Energetically Addressable Molecular Layers, Analytical Chemistry, 2014, 86, 1337-1341.

J. Lehr, G. Hobhouse, F.C. Bedatty-Fernandez, M. Santos, P.R. Bueno, J.J. Davis, Label free capacitative diagnostics: exploiting the quantised charging of local redox probes, Analytical Chemistry, 2014, 86, 2559-2564.

J. Lehr, S.F. Faulkner, P.D. Beer, J.J. Davis, Exploiting lanthanide luminescence in supramolecular assemblies, Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 5678-5687.

Q. Xu, J.J. Davis, An Impedimetric Assay of α-Synuclein Autoantibodies in Early Stage Parkinsons, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 58773-58777.

X. Luo, Q. Xu, T. James, J.J. Davis, Redox and Label-Free Array Detection of Protein Markers in Human Serum, Anal. Chem., 2014, 86 (11), 5553–5558. 

A.V. Patel, F. Bedatty-Fernandez, P.R. Bueno, J.J. Davis, Immittance electroanalysis in diagnostic assaying, Analytical Chemistry, 2015, 87,944-950. 

G. Davies, A. Brown, O. Blackburn, M. Tropiano, S. Faulkner, P.D. Beer, J.J. Davis, Ligation driven 19F relaxation enhancement in self assembled Ln(III) complexes, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 2918-2920.

Q.Xu, H. Cheng, J. Lehr, J.J. Davis, Graphene oxide interfaces in serum based autoantibody detection, Analytical Chemistry, 2015, 87, 346-350.

P.R. Bueno, G.T. Feliciano, J.J. Davis, Capacitance spectroscopy and density functional theory, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17, 9375-9382.

J. Lehr, M. Tropiano, P.D. Beer, S.F. Faulkner, J.J. Davis, Reversibly redox switchable lanthanide emissive interfaces, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 6515 – 6517.

J. Lehr, S. Faulkner, P.D. Beer, J.J. Davis, Ratiometric oxygen sensing using lanthanide luminescent emitting interfaces, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 15944-15947.

J. Lehr, M. Tropiano, P.D. Beer, S.F. Faulkner, J.J. Davis, Reversibly redox switchable lanthanide emissive interfaces, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 6515 – 6517.

P.R. Bueno, T. Azevedo Benites, J.J. Davis, Mesoscopic electrochemistry, Nature Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 18400.

F.C. Bedatty-Fernandez, A.V. Patil, P.R. Bueno, J.J. Davis, Optimised diagnostic assays based on redox tagged bioreceptive interfaces, Analytical Chemistry, 2015, 87, 12137-12144.