Name Dr Sharon Moore
Job Title Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Sciences
Tel 01902 322131

Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science

I commenced a position as Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry in 2017 at UoW. My main research interests are in the analysis of DNA adducts using hyphenated techniques such as liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS and LC-MS/MS). Previously I was Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University (2007-2017) where I also taught analytical chemistry alongside my research interests. My academic career began back in 1998 with a PhD at the Open University, completing in 2001. During that time, I investigated photodegradation mechanisms of model pharmaceutical compounds using a range of analytical techniques (HPLC, GC, MS and hyphenated techniques). I then moved into bioanalysis with a research fellow position (2001-2007) investigating the formation of DNA adducts related to diet. Techniques used included immunoassays, atomic force microscopy and LC-MS methods.

Analytical chemistry

Chromatography – HPLC, GC

Mass Spectrometry – including LC-MS/MS

Cancer prevention

DNA adducts


Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry

Analytical method development



S. Yates, N. M. Dempster, M. F. Murphy and S. A. Moore, Quantitative analysis of malondialdehyde-guanine adducts in genomic DNA samples by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2017,  31, 762–770  doi: 10.1002/rcm.7843.

L. Hemeryck, S. A. Moore and L. Vanhaecke, Mass spectrometric mapping of the DNA adductome as a means to study genotoxin exposure, metabolism and effect, Nucleic Acids Research, 2016, 88 15, 7436–7446

J. Vanden Bussche, L. Hemeryck, T. Van Hecke, G. G. C. Kuhnle, F. Pasmans, S. A. Moore, T. Van de Wiele, S. De Smet and L. Vanhaecke, O6-carboxymethylguanine DNA adduct formation and lipid peroxidation upon in vitro gastrointestinal digestion of haem-rich meat, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 2014, 58, 9,1883-1896

C. DaPieve, N. Sahgal, S. A. Moore and M. N. Velasco-Garcia. Development of a liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method to investigate the presence of biomarkers of DNA damage in urine related to red meat consumption and risk of colorectal cancer. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2013 27, 21, 2493-2503

J. Vanden Bussche, S. A. Moore, F. Pasmans, G. G. C. Kuhnle, L. Vanhaecke, An approach based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry to quantify O6-methyl and O6-carboxymethylguanine DNA adducts in intestinal cell lines, Journal of Chromatography A, 2012 1257, 25-33

S. A. Moore and D. E. G. Shuker, Synthesis of deuterium and  C-13 labelled ethyl glycolate and their subsequent use in the synthesis of the labelled analogues of the DNA adduct  O6-carboxymethyl-2’-deoxyguanosine, Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals 2011 54, 855–858

S. D. Brandt, S. A. Moore, S. Freeman and A. B. Kanu, Characterisation of the synthesis of N,N-dimethyltryptamine by reductive amination using gas chromatography ion trap mass spectrometry, Drug Testing and Analysis 2010, 2, 330-338

S. A. Moore, O. Xeniou, Z. T. Zeng, E. Humphreys, S. Burr, E. Gottschalg, S. A. Bingham and D. E. G. Shuker, Optimising immunoslot blot assays and application to low DNA adduct levels using an amplification approach, Analytical Biochemistry 2010 403, 67-73

S. A. Moore, Does a feedforward approach improve students' assignment grades? Innovations in Practice, 2010 2, 112-122

M. A. Śmiałek, S. A. Moore, N. J. Mason and D. E. G. Shuker, Quantification of irradiation-induced single strand breaks in plasmid DNA using a TUNEL/ELISA-based assay, Radiation Research 2009 172, 529–536

S. A. Moore, C. P. Sibu, W. Wünderlich, P. Shajesh, K. V. Baiju, F. J. Berry, K. G. K. Warrier, Thermally Stable Nanophase Anatase Titania with Mesoporous Texture by Pseudo-Inorganic Templating Microporous & Mesoporous Materials 2009 120, 467-471

S. A. Moore, E. Humphreys, M. D. Friesen, D. E. G. Shuker and S. A. Bingham, The Effect of n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid on Blood Levels of Malondialdehyde-Deoxyguanosine Adducts In Human Subjects Open Biomarkers 2008 1, 28-35

H. A. MacQueen, D. A. Sadler, S. A. Moore, S. Daya, J. Brown, D. E. G. Shuker, M. Seaman, and W. S. Wassif, Deleterious effects of a cafeteria diet on the liver of non-obese rats Nutrition Research 2007 27, 1, 38-47

R. R. Hill, S. A. Moore and D. R. Roberts, The Photochemistry of N-p-Toluenesulfonyl Peptides: The Peptide Bond as an Electron Donor Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2005 81, 1439-1446

R. R. Hill, S. A. Moore and D. R. Roberts, Competitive electron transfers from tyrosyl side-chain and peptide bond in the photodegradation of N-tosyl α-aminomethylamides: an allusion to photosynthesis and photodamage in the biological oxidation of water? Chem. Commun., 2003 2838-2839

R. R. Hill, S. A. Moore and D. R. Roberts, Photochromic behaviour of N-arylsulfonyl peptides, Journal of Chemical Research (S), 2003, 511-513

Areas investigating prevention of cancer or mechanisms of cancer development

Analytical method development