I joined Universiti Brunei Darussalam in June 2015 as a lecturer in Chemical Sciences at the Faculty of Science. I completed my undergraduate degree at Imperial College London, graduating with an MSci in Chemistry in 2010. I continued with my PhD studies at the Chemistry Department in Imperial College London, under the supervision of Professor Nicholas Long. My PhD project involved functionalising iron oxide nanoparticles (IONP) for use as contrast agents for MRI. As part of this project, I also synthesised macrocylic ligands for the complexation of lanthanides and transition metals, as well as radioactive gallium-68 for PET imaging. The IONP and gallium complexes were conjugated via copper-free alkyne-azide bioorthogonal coupling to form a combined dual modal MRI/PET imaging agent, which was subsequently used to image macrophages in vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. During my PhD, I had the opportunity to learn skills in the cell biology area, such as cell culturing and bacterial culturing, as well as using microscopy to obtain images of cells.
1. A highly sensitive and label-free electrochemiluminescence immunosensor for beta 2-microglobulin, Mohammad Rizwan, Noor Faizah Mohd-Naim, Natasha Ann Keasberry, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Analytical Methods, 2017, 9, 2570 – 2577. (DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00263G)
2. Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles as a Carrier Platform for Intracellular Delivery of Nucleic Acids, N A Keasberry, C W Yapp, A Idris, Biochemistry (Moscow), 2017, Vol 82, No 6, pp 655-662. (DOI: 10.1134/S0006297917060025)
3. Parasitic Mistletoes of the Genera Scurrula and Viscum: From Bench to Bedside, YC Lim, R Rajabalaya, SHF Lee, KU Tennakoon, Q-V Le, A Idris, IN Zulkipli, N Keasberry, SR David. 2016, Molecules, 21 (8), 1048. (DOI: 10.3390/molecules21081048).
4. Tuning the relaxation rates of dual mode T1/T2 nanoparticle contrast agents: a study into the ideal system, N. Keasberry, J. Gallo, G. Stasiuk, M. Bañobre-López, C. Wood, N. Long. 2015, Nanoscale, 7 (38), 16119-16128. (DOI: 10.1039/C5NR04400F)
Total Publications: 4
1. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles as a carrier platform for intracellular delivery of nucleic acids, Biochemistry (Moscow)
2. A highly sensitive and label-free electrochemiluminescence immunosensor for beta 2-microglobulin, Analytical Methods
3. Parasitic mistletoes of the genera Scurrula and Viscum: From bench to bedside, Molecules
4. Tuning the relaxation rates of dual-mode T