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Associate Professor

Marius Myreng Haugland

Associate Professor, Chemical Synthesis and Analysis Department of Chemistry
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I have wide-ranging interests within the fields of organic chemistry and chemical biology, amongst other things in stable radicals (molecules containing unpaired electrons). Another focus is the development of new antibiotics and methods to counteract antibacterial resistance. I am also interested in studies and chemical modification of transmembrane proteins, in particular proteins which are relevant to antibacterial resistance. I'm a member of the Centre for New Antibacterial Strategies (CANS) at UiT.

2020–: Associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Centre for New Antibacterial Strategies (CANS), UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
2019–2020: Postdoc with Prof. Edward Anderson at the University of Oxford, UK
2018: Postdoc with Prof. Alison Hulme at the University of Edinburgh, UK
2017–2018: Postdoc with Prof. Scott Cockroft at the University of Edinburgh, UK
2016–2017: Postdoc with Prof. Edward Anderson at the University of Oxford, UK


2012–2016: DPhil under the supervision of Prof. Edward Anderson, at St Peter's College, University of Oxford, UK
2010–2012: MSc in Organic Chemistry from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Master's project under the supervision of Prof. Vassilia Partali
2007–2010: BSc in Chemistry from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Research and teaching in organic chemistry.

  • Hira, Jonathan; Uddin, Md Jalal; Haugland, Marius Myreng; Lentz, Christian Stephan. From Differential Stains to Next Generation Physiology: Chemical Probes to Visualize Bacterial Cell Structure and Physiology. Molecules 2020; Volum 25 (21). ISSN 1420-3049.s doi: 10.3390/molecules25214949.

  • Haugland, Marius Myreng; Partali, Vassilia. Synthesis of a Novel Tocopherol/Carotenoid Derivative. 2012.

  • Haugland, Marius Myreng; Partali, Vassilia. Synthesis of a Novel Tocopherol/Carotenoid Derivative. 2012.

  • Sear, C. E.; Pieper, P.; Amaral, M.; Romanelli, M. M.; Costa-Silva, T. A.; Haugland, M. M.; Tate, J. A.; Lago, J. H. G.; Tempone, A. G.; Anderson, E. A. Synthesis and Structure–Activity Relationship of Dehydrodieugenol B Neolignans against Trypanosoma cruzi. ACS Infect. Dis. 2020, advance article. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00523

    Hardwick, J. S.; Haugland, M. M.; El-Sagheer, A. H.; Ptchelkine, D.; Beierlein, F. R.; Lane, A. N.; Brown, T.; Lovett, J. E.; Anderson, E. A. 2′-Alkynyl spin-labelling is a minimally perturbing tool for DNA structural analysis. Nucleic Acids Res. 2020, 48, 2830-2840. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkaa086

    Haugland, M. M.; Borsley, S.; Cairns-Gibson, D. F.; Elmi, A.; Cockroft, S. L. Synthetically Diversified Protein Nanopores: Resolving Click Reaction Mechanisms. ACS Nano 2019, 13, 4101-4110. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.8b08691

    Borsley, S.; Haugland, M. M.; Oldknow, S.; Cooper, J. A.; Burke, M. J.; Scott, A.; Grantham, W.; Vallejo, J.; Brechin, E. K.; Lusby, P. J.; Cockroft, S. L. Electrostatic Forces in Field-Perturbed Equilibria: Nanopore Analysis of Cage Complexes. Chem 2019, 5, 1275-1292. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2019.03.004

    Haugland, M. M.; Lovett, J. E.; Anderson, E. A. Advances in the synthesis of nitroxide radicals for use in biomolecule spin labelling. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47, 668-680. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6CS00550K

    Haugland, M. M.; Anderson, E. A.; Lovett, J. E. Tuning the properties of nitroxide spin labels for use in electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy through chemical modification of the nitroxide framework. In Electron Paramagnetic Resonance: Volume 25, The Royal Society of Chemistry: 2017; pp 1-34. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781782629436-00001

    Haugland, M. M.; El-Sagheer, A. H.; Porter, R. J.; Peña, J.; Brown, T.; Anderson, E. A.; Lovett, J. E. 2′-Alkynylnucleotides: A Sequence- and Spin Label-Flexible Strategy for EPR Spectroscopy in DNA. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 9069-9072. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b05421

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