Ryan Cairns, Andrew Gomm, James Ryan, Thomas Clarke, Evelina Kulcinskaja, Kevin Butler, Elaine O’Reilly, “Conversion of Aldoses to Valuable omega-Amino Alcohols Using Amine Transaminase Biocatalysts” ACS Catalysis, 2019, 9, 1220-1223 (Front Cover).


Ryan Cairns, Andrew Gomm, Christopher Peel, Michael Sharkey, Elaine O’Reilly, “A Comprehensive Quantitative Assay for Amine Transaminases” ChemCatChem, 2019, (Accepted Article).

Harry Eastman, James Ryan, Beatriz Maciá, Vittorio Caprio, Elaine O’Reilly, “Alcohol Dehydrogenase-triggered Oxa-Michael Reaction for the Asymmetric Synthesis of Disubstituted tetrahydropyrans and tetrahydrofurans” ChemCatChem, 2019, 11, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201900658


Andrew Gomm and Elaine O’Reilly, “Transaminases for Chiral Amine Synthesis”, Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 2018, 43, 106-112.

Andrew Gomm, Stylianos Grigoriou, Christopher Peel, James Ryan, Nafees Mujtaba, Thomas Clarke, Evalina Kulcinskaja, Elaine O’Reilly, “Application of Smart Amine Donors for Rapid Screening and Scale-Up of Transaminase-Mediated Biotransformations” European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2018, 38, 5282-5284.


Edgar Peris, Obinna Okafor, Evelina Kulcinskaja, Ruth Goodridge, Santiago V. Luis, Eduardo Garcia-Verdugo, Elaine O'Reilly, Victor Sans, "Tuneable 3D printed enzymatic reactors for continuous-flow biotransformations", Green Chemistry, 2017, 19, 5345-5349 (Front cover). 

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James Ryan, Mindaugas Šiaučiulis, Andrew Gomm, Beatriz Maciá, Elaine O'Reilly, Vittorio Caprio, "Transaminase Triggered Aza-Michael Approach for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Piperidine Scaffolds", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 15798-15800.

Andrew Gomm, William Lewis, Anthony P. Green, Elaine O'Reilly, "A new generation of smart amine donors for transaminase-mediated biotransformations" Chemistry: A European Journal. 2016, 22, 12692-12695.

Elaine O'Reilly, Nicholas J. Turner, "ω-Transaminase/Monoamine Oxidase Cascade for the chemoenzymatic synthesis of chiral 2,5-Disubstituted Pyrrolidines" Practical Methods in Biocatalysis & Biotransformations. 2016 (Book chapter).


Nicholas J. Turner, Elaine O'Reilly, "Biocatalytic cascades for the Regio- and Stereoselective Synthesis of Chiral 2,5-Disubstituted Pyrrolidines" Perspectives Sci. 2015, 4, 55-61.


Anthony P. Green, Nicholas J. Turner, and Elaine O'Reilly. "Chiral Amine Synthesis Using ω-Transaminases: An Amine Donor that Displaces Equilibria and Enables High-Throughput Screening", Angew. Chem. 2014, 53, 2447-2450 (VIP Article): Highlight in C&E News, 2014, 92, 13: Highlighted in Nat. Chem., 2014, 6, 849 : Selected for F1000Prime.

Elaine O'Reilly, Cesar Iglesias, Diego Ghislieri, Jennifer Hopwood, James L. Galman, Richard C. Lloyd, Nicholas J. Turner, "A Regio- and Stereoselective ω- Transaminase/Monoamine Oxidase Cascade for the Synthesis of Chiral 2,5-Disubstituted Pyrrolidines" Angew. Chem., 2014, 53, 2447-2450 ; Highlighted in Synfacts 2014, 10, 0429.

Elaine O'Reilly, Cesar Iglesias, Nicholas J. Turner, "Monoamine Oxidase/ω-Transaminase Cascade for the Deracemisation and Dealkylation of Amines" ChemCatChem. 2014, 6, 992-995.


Elaine O'Reilly, Mark Corbett, Shahed Hussain, Paul P. Kelly, Dominique Richardson, Sabine L. Flitsch, Nicholas J. Turner, "Substrate Promiscuity of Cytochrome P450 RhF" Cat. Sci. Technol. 2013, 3, 1490-1492.

Nicholas Turner and Elaine O’Reilly, “Biocatalytic Retrosynthesis” Nat. Chem. Biol. 2013, 9, 285-288: Highlighted in C&E News, 2013, 91, 34.


Elaine O’Reilly, Suzanne J. Aitken, Gideon Grogan, Paul P. Kelly, Nicholas J. Turner,  Sabine L. Flitsch, “Regio- and Stereoselective Oxidation of Unactivated C–H bonds with Rhodococcus rhodochrous” Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2012, 8, 496-500: Associated scientific video showcasing research in cytochrome P450 group.

Elaine O’Reilly, Lara Pes, Yannick Ortin, Helge Müller-Bunz, Francesca Paradisi, “Synthesis of a Conformationally Constrained δ-amino Acid Building Block” Amino Acids, 2012, 44,511-518.


Elaine O'Reilly, Valentin Kohler, Sabine Flitsch, Nicholas J. Turner, "Cytochromes P450 as Useful Biocatalysts: Addressing the Limitations" Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 2490-2501.

Aelig Robin, Valentin Kohler, Alison Jones, Afruja Ali, Paul Kelly, Elaine O'Reilly, Nicholas J. Turner, Sabine L. Flitsch, "Chimeric Self-sufficient P450cam-RhFRed Biocatalysis with Broad Substrate Scope" Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 1494-1498.


Elaine O'Reilly, Daniele Balducci, Francesca Paradisi, "A Stereoselective Synthesis of α-Deuterium Labelled (S)-α-amino Acids" Amino Acids, 2010, 39, 849-858.

Elaine O'Reilly, Lara Pes, Francesca Paradisi, "From Amines to Diketopiperazines: a One-pot Approach" Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 1696-1697.

Elaine O'Reilly, Elena Lestini, Daniele Balducci, Francesca Paradisi, "One-step Diketopiperazine Synthesis Using Phase Transfer Catalysis" Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 1748-1750.