A/PROF Guy Jameson

A/PROF Guy Jameson


  • Kinetics and mechanism.
  • Mossbauer Spectroscopy.
  • The bioinorganic chemistry of metaloenzymes.



  • I carry out mechanistic studies of iron containing heme and non-heme metalloenzymes. I use standard molecular biology techniques to express and purify proteins of interest and study them using a variety of spectroscopic and kinetic techniques. The spectroscopic techniques I use include Mössbauer and EPR and kinetic studies involve stopped-flow, chemical and freeze-quench.   


Member of

  • New Zealand Association of Scientists. Member 2014 -
  • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Member 2013 -
  • New Zealand Institute of Chemistry. Member 2006 -
  • Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry. Member 2003 -
  • American Chemical Society. Member 2001 -
  • New Zealand Institute of Chemistry. Council member of the National NZIC Committee. 2016 - 2017
  • Otago branch of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry. Treasurer of the Otago branch of NZIC. 2007 - 2011


Selected publications



Education and training

  • Dr. techn., Technische Universitaet Wien 1999
  • M. Chem., University of Oxford 1996

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, 2017
  • The Hill Tinsley Medal is awarded for outstanding fundamental or applied research in the physical, natural or social sciences published by a scientist, New Zealand Association of Scientists, 2016


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I currently have projects looking at a class of enzymes called the thiol dioxygenases that catalyse the oxidation of thiols to their respective sulfinates. These enzymes use a single iron atom in the active site coordinated to three histidine residues to carry out this reaction.