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Dr. John Suberu

Dr. John Suberu

Office Phone: +44(0)1223336633


2013 PhD University of Warwick, UK

2008 MSc University of Huddersfield, UK


  • pharmaceuticals
  • green chemistry
  • biopharmaceuticals
  • sustainability

Key Publications

Suberu, J., Yamin, P., Cornell, R., Sam, A., & Lapkin, A. (2016). Feasibility of using 2, 3, 3, 3-tetrafluoropropene (R1234yf) as a solvent for solid-liquid extraction of biopharmaceuticalsACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Suberu, J., Gromski, P.S., Nordon, A. and Lapkin, A., (2016). Multivariate data analysis and metabolic profiling of artemisinin and related compounds in high yielding varieties of Artemisia annua field-grown in MadagascarJournal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis117, pp.522-531.

Suberu J.O;Yamin, P; Leonhard, K; Song, Chemat, Smain L; Sullivan, L; Barker, G and Lapkin, A. (2014) The effect of O-methylated flavonoids and other co-metabolites on the crystallisation and purification of artemisinin, Journal of Biotechnology 171 (2014) 25–33

Suberu, J; Romero, I; Sulluvan, N; Lapkin, A. and Barker, G. (2014) - Comparative cytotoxicity of artemisinin and cisplatin and their interactions with chlorogenic acids in MCF7 breast cancer cells. (published online) ChemMedChem. DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201402285

Suberu JO, Gorka AP, Jacobs L, Roepe PD, Sullivan N, Barker, G and Lapkin, A. (2013) Anti-plasmodial polyvalent interactions in Artemisia annua L. aqueous extract - possible synergistic and resistance mechanisms. PLoS One, Volume 8 (Number 11)


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