Professor Jason J Davis

Professor of Chemistry and 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

25 years experience 

Research Interests

Functional Molecular Interfaces, Nanoparticles in Molecular Imaging, Electroanalysis, Electron Transfer, Supramolecular Chemistry and Diagnostics. Professor Davis is an academic founder of Osler Diagnostics (named after William Osler, an old member of the House and widely regarded as a founding father of medicine), a company based in the centre of Oxford pioneering the development of state of the art diagnostic technology.

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.