Dr Junming Ho
Senior Lecturer

Dr Junming Ho

PhD (ANU)

BSc Hons I, University Medal (ANU)

BSc (UWA)

Science
School of Chemistry

Junming Ho is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and the Australian National University. He was an A*STAR International Research Fellow at Yale (USA) and a research scientist in the Agency for Science, Research and Technology (Singapore). In 2017, he joined UNSW as a lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow in the School of Chemistry where he is currently a Senior Lecturer.

Phone
+ 61-2-9385 6430
Location
Dalton Building
  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Ho J; Askerka M; Batista ER; Gascon JA; Batista VS, 2016, 'The MOD-QM/MM Method: Applications to Studies of Photosystem II and DNA G-Quadruplexes', in Voth GA (ed.), Computational Approaches for Studying Enzyme Mechanism, Academic Press, United States, pp. 443 - 481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.mie.2016.05.021
    Book Chapters | 2015
    2015, 'Techniques For Studies Of Electrochemical Reactions In Solution', in Organic Electrochemistry, CRC Press, pp. 117 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b19122-8
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Ho J; Coote M; Cramer C; Truhlar D, 2015, 'Theoretical Calculation of Reduction Potentials', in Organic Electrochemistry, pp. 229 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b19122-8
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Ho J; Coote ML; Cramer CJ; Truhlar DG, 2015, 'Theoretical Calculation of Reduction Potentials', in Hammerich O; Speiser B (ed.), Organic Electrochemistry, Fifth Edition Revised and Expanded, CRC Press, pp. 229 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b19122
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Su Z; Chen J; Stansby J; Jia C; Zhao T; Tang J; Fang Y; Rawal A; Ho J; Zhao C, 2022, 'Hydrogen-Bond Disrupting Electrolytes for Fast and Stable Proton Batteries', Small, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.202201449
    Journal articles | 2022
    Xu YD; Tian L; Lai RY; Li Z; Procházková E; Ho J; Stenzel MH, 2022, 'Development of an Albumin-Polymer Bioconjugate via Covalent Conjugation and Supramolecular Interactions', Bioconjugate Chemistry, vol. 33, pp. 321 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.1c00536
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chen J; Kato J; Harper JB; Shao Y; Ho J, 2021, 'On the Accuracy of QM/MM Models: A Systematic Study of Intramolecular Proton Transfer Reactions of Amino Acids in Water', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 125, pp. 9304 - 9316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c04876
    Journal articles | 2021
    Daryl Ariawan A; Mansour F; Richardson N; Bhadbhade M; Ho J; Hunter L, 2021, 'The effect of vicinal difluorination on the conformation and potency of histone deacetylase inhibitors', Molecules, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules26133974
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lane JDE; Berry SN; Lewis W; Ho J; Jolliffe KA, 2021, 'Diaminomethylenemalononitriles and Diaminomethyleneindanediones as Dual Hydrogen Bond Donors for Anion Recognition', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 86, pp. 4957 - 4964, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.0c02801
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pan X; Yang J; Van R; Epifanovsky E; Ho J; Huang J; Pu J; Mei Y; Nam K; Shao Y, 2021, 'Machine-Learning-Assisted Free Energy Simulation of Solution-Phase and Enzyme Reactions', Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 17, pp. 5745 - 5758, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.1c00565
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sandler I; Chen J; Taylor M; Sharma S; Ho J, 2021, 'Accuracy of DLPNO-CCSD(T): Effect of basis set and system size', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 125, pp. 1553 - 1563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.0c11270
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sandler I; Harper JB; Ho J, 2021, 'Explanation of Substituent Effects on the Enolization of β-Diketones and β-Ketoesters', Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 98, pp. 1043 - 1048, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01076
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sandler I; Sharma S; Chan B; Ho J, 2021, 'Accurate Quantum Chemical Prediction of Gas-Phase Anion Binding Affinities and Their Structure-Binding Relationships', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 125, pp. 9838 - 9851, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.1c06648
    Journal articles | 2021
    Su Z; Chen J; Ren W; Guo H; Jia C; Yin S; Ho J; Zhao C, 2021, '“Water-in-Sugar” Electrolytes Enable Ultrafast and Stable Electrochemical Naked Proton Storage', Small, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.202102375
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yu TT; Kuppusamy R; Yasir M; Hassan MM; Sara M; Ho J; Willcox MDP; Black DS; Kumar N, 2021, 'Polyphenylglyoxamide‐based amphiphilic small molecular peptidomimetics as antibacterial agents with anti‐biofilm activity', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol. 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms22147344
    Journal articles | 2020
    Chen J; Chan B; Shao Y; Ho J, 2020, 'How accurate are approximate quantum chemical methods at modelling solute-solvent interactions in solvated clusters?', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 22, pp. 3855 - 3866, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9cp06792b
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hussein MA; Tran UPN; Huynh VT; Ho J; Bhadbhade M; Mayr H; Nguyen TV, 2020, 'Halide Anion Triggered Reactions of Michael Acceptors with Tropylium Ion', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 59, pp. 1455 - 1459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201910578
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hussein MA; Tran UPN; Huynh VT; Ho J; Bhadbhade M; Mayr H; Nguyen TV, 2020, 'Halide Anion Triggered Reactions of Michael Acceptors with Tropylium Ion', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 132, pp. 1471 - 1475, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201910578
    Journal articles | 2020
    Jana S; Yang Z; Li F; Empel C; Ho J; Koenigs RM, 2020, 'Photoinduced Proton-Transfer Reactions for Mild O-H Functionalization of Unreactive Alcohols', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 59, pp. 5562 - 5566, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201915161
    Journal articles | 2020
    Jana S; Yang Z; Li F; Empel C; Ho J; Koenigs RM, 2020, 'Photoinduzierte Protonentransferreaktionen für milde O‐H‐Funktionalisierungsreaktionen unreaktiver Alkohole', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 132, pp. 5608 - 5613, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201915161
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kennedy ADW; Sandler I; Andréasson J; Ho J; Beves JE, 2020, 'Visible-Light Photoswitching by Azobenzazoles', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 26, pp. 1103 - 1110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201904309
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mohammed AI; Ahmed AMA; Bhadbhade MM; Ho J; Read RW, 2020, 'Sugar-substituted fluorous 1,2,3-triazoles: Helical twists in fluoroalkyl chains and their molecular association in the solid state and correlations with physicochemical properties', Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, vol. 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluchem.2020.109536
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sandler I; Larik FA; Mallo N; Beves JE; Ho J, 2020, 'Anion Binding Affinity: Acidity versus Conformational Effects', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 85, pp. 8074 - 8084, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.0c00888
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wang H; Leeming MG; Cochran BJ; Hook JM; Ho J; Nguyen GTH; Zhong L; Supuran CT; Donald WA, 2020, 'Nontargeted Identification of Plasma Proteins O-, N-, and S-Transmethylated by O-Methyl Organophosphates', Analytical Chemistry, vol. 92, pp. 15420 - 15428, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c03077
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wu YM; Salas YL; Leung YC; Hunter L; Ho J, 2020, 'Predicting Octanol-Water Partition Coefficients of Fluorinated Drug-Like Molecules: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study', Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 73, pp. 677 - 685, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH19648
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chen J; Shao Y; Ho J, 2019, 'Are Explicit Solvent Models More Accurate than Implicit Solvent Models? A Case Study on the Menschutkin Reaction', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 123, pp. 5580 - 5589, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.9b03995
    Journal articles | 2019
    Collins MA; Ho J, 2019, 'Accelerating the Calculation of Solute-Solvent Interaction Energies through Systematic Molecular Fragmentation', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 123, pp. 8476 - 8484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.9b06041
    Journal articles | 2019
    Foley EDB; Zenaidee MA; Tabor RF; Ho J; Beves JE; Donald WA, 2019, 'On the mechanism of protein supercharging in electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry: Effects on charging of additives with short- and long-chain alkyl constituents with carbonate and sulphite terminal groups', Analytica Chimica Acta: X, vol. 1, pp. Article no. 100004 - Article no. 100004, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acax.2018.100004
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hock KJ; Knorrscheidt A; Hommelsheim R; Ho J; Weissenborn MJ; Koenigs RM, 2019, 'Eisenporphyrin-katalysierte C-H-Funktionalisierung von Indol mit Diazoacetonitril für die Synthese von Tryptaminen', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 131, pp. 3669 - 3673, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201813631
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hock KJ; Knorrscheidt A; Hommelsheim R; Ho J; Weissenborn MJ; Koenigs RM, 2019, 'Tryptamine Synthesis by Iron Porphyrin Catalyzed C−H Functionalization of Indoles with Diazoacetonitrile', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 58, pp. 3630 - 3634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201813631
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kundi V; Ho J, 2019, 'Predicting Octanol-Water Partition Coefficients: Are Quantum Mechanical Implicit Solvent Models Better than Empirical Fragment-Based Methods?', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 123, pp. 6810 - 6822, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b04061
    Journal articles | 2019
    Pan X; Li P; Ho J; Pu J; Mei Y; Shao Y, 2019, 'Accelerated computation of free energy profile at: Ab initio quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical accuracy via a semi-empirical reference potential. II. Recalibrating semi-empirical parameters with force matching', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 21, pp. 20595 - 20605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9cp02593f
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tejeda-Ferrari ME; Brown CL; Coutinho GCCC; Gomes de Sá GA; Palma JL; Llansola-Portoles MJ; Kodis G; Mujica V; Ho J; Gust D; Moore TA; Moore AL, 2019, 'Electronic Structure and Triplet–Triplet Energy Transfer in Artificial Photosynthetic Antennas', Photochemistry and Photobiology, vol. 95, pp. 211 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/php.12979
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wang H; Leeming MG; Ho J; Donald WA, 2019, 'Origin and Prediction of Highly Specific Bond Cleavage Sites in the Thermal Activation of Intact Protein Ions', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 25, pp. 823 - 834, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201804668
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wenholz DS; Bhadbhade M; Kandemir H; Ho J; Kumar N; Black DS, 2019, 'Substituent effects in solid-state assembly of activated benzotriazoles', CrystEngComm, vol. 21, pp. 835 - 842, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8ce01757c
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wong S; Zhao J; Cao C; Wong CK; Kuchel RP; De Luca S; Hook JM; Garvey CJ; Smith S; Ho J; Stenzel MH, 2019, 'Just add sugar for carbohydrate induced self-assembly of curcumin', Nature Communications, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-08402-y
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ho J; Shao Y; Kato J, 2018, 'Do better quality embedding potentials accelerate the convergence of QM/MM models? The case of solvated acid clusters', Molecules, vol. 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules23102466
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mallo N; Foley ED; Iranmanesh H; Kennedy ADW; Luis ET; Ho J; Harper JB; Beves JE, 2018, 'Structure-function relationships of donor-acceptor Stenhouse adduct photochromic switches', Chemical Science, vol. 9, pp. 8242 - 8252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8sc03218a
    Journal articles | 2018
    Negre CFA; Morzan UN; Hendrickson HP; Pal R; Lisi GP; Patrick Loria J; Rivalta I; Ho J; Batista VS, 2018, 'Eigenvector centrality for characterization of protein allosteric pathways', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 115, pp. E12201 - E12208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1810452115
    Journal articles | 2018
    Oss G; Ho J; Nguyen TV, 2018, 'Tropylium Ion Catalyzes Hydration Reactions of Alkynes', European Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 2018, pp. 3974 - 3981, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201800579
    Journal articles | 2018
    Pantouris G; Ho J; Shah D; Syed MA; Leng L; Bhandari V; Bucala R; Batista VS; Loria JP; Lolis EJ, 2018, 'Nanosecond Dynamics Regulate the MIF-Induced Activity of CD74', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 57, pp. 7116 - 7119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201803191
    Journal articles | 2018
    Pantouris G; Ho J; Shah D; Syed MA; Leng L; Bhandari V; Bucala R; Batista VS; Loria JP; Lolis EJ, 2018, 'Nanosecond Dynamics Regulate the MIF‐Induced Activity of CD74', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 130, pp. 7234 - 7237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201803191
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharp PP; Mikusek J; Ho J; Krenske EH; Banwell MG; Coote ML; Ward JS; Willis AC, 2018, 'Mechanistic Studies on the Base-Promoted Conversion of Alkoxy-Substituted, Ring-Fused gem-Dihalocyclopropanes into Furans: Evidence for a Process Involving Electrocyclic Ring Closure of a Carbonyl Ylide Intermediate', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 83, pp. 13678 - 13690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.8b01766
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tran UPN; Oss G; Pace DP; Ho J; Nguyen TV, 2018, 'Tropylium-promoted carbonyl-olefin metathesis reactions', Chemical Science, vol. 9, pp. 5145 - 5151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8sc00907d
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zwicker VE; Yuen KKY; Smith DG; Ho J; Qin L; Turner P; Jolliffe KA, 2018, 'Deltamides and Croconamides: Expanding the Range of Dual H-bond Donors for Selective Anion Recognition', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 24, pp. 1140 - 1150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201704388
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chase HM; Ho J; Upshur MA; Thomson RJ; Batista VS; Geiger FM, 2017, 'Unanticipated Stickiness of α-Pinene', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 121, pp. 3239 - 3246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.6b12653
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chaudhuri S; Hedström S; Méndez-Hernández DD; Hendrickson HP; Jung KA; Ho J; Batista VS, 2017, 'Electron Transfer Assisted by Vibronic Coupling from Multiple Modes', Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 13, pp. 6000 - 6009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00513
    Journal articles | 2017
    Crocker RD; Hussein MA; Ho J; Nguyen TV, 2017, 'NHC-Catalyzed Metathesis and Phosphorylation Reactions of Disulfides: Development and Mechanistic Insights', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 23, pp. 6259 - 6263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201700744
    Journal articles | 2017
    Guo Y; Hendrickson HP; Videla PE; Chen YN; Ho J; Sekharan S; Batista VS; Tully JC; Yan ECY, 2017, 'Probing the remarkable thermal kinetics of visual rhodopsin with E181Q and S186A mutants', Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 146, pp. 215104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4984818
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ho J; Kish E; Méndez-Hernández DD; WongCarter K; Pillai S; Kodis G; Niklas J; Poluektov OG; Gust D; Moore TA; Moore AL; Batista VS; Robert B; Gray HB, 2017, 'Triplet-triplet energy transfer in artificial and natural photosynthetic antennas', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 114, pp. E5513 - E5521, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1614857114
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ho J; Zwicker VE; Yuen KKY; Jolliffe KA, 2017, 'Quantum chemical prediction of equilibrium acidities of ureas, deltamides, squaramides, and croconamides', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 82, pp. 10732 - 10736, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.7b02083
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hock KJ; Hommelsheim R; Mertens L; Ho J; Nguyen TV; Koenigs RM, 2017, 'Corey-Chaykovsky Reactions of Nitro Styrenes Enable cis-Configured Trifluoromethyl Cyclopropanes', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 82, pp. 8220 - 8227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.7b00951
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kaya U; Tran UPN; Enders D; Ho J; Nguyen TV, 2017, 'N-Heterocyclic Olefin Catalyzed Silylation and Hydrosilylation Reactions of Hydroxyl and Carbonyl Compounds', Organic Letters, vol. 19, pp. 1398 - 1401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00306
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wong JC; Zidar J; Ho J; Wang Y; Lee KK; Zheng J; Sullivan MB; You X; Kriegel R, 2017, 'Assessment of several machine learning methods towards reliable prediction of hormone receptor binding affinity', Chemical Data Collections, vol. 9-10, pp. 114 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cdc.2017.05.002
    Journal articles | 2016
    Chen R; Lu D; Xie Z; Feng J; Jia Z; Ho J; Coote ML; Wu Y; Monteiro MJ; Chung SH, 2016, 'Peptidomimetic star polymers for targeting biological ion channels', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, pp. e0152169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152169
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ho J; Ertem MZ, 2016, 'Calculating Free Energy Changes in Continuum Solvation Models', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 120, pp. 1319 - 1329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b00164
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ho J; Psciuk BT; Chase HM; Rudshteyn B; Upshur MA; Fu L; Thomson RJ; Wang HF; Geiger FM; Batista VS, 2016, 'Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations Reveal a Rotationally Fluid Adsorption State of α-Pinene on Silica', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 120, pp. 12578 - 12589, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b03158
    Journal articles | 2016
    Howe ENW; Busschaert N; Wu X; Berry SN; Ho J; Light ME; Czech DD; Klein HA; Kitchen JA; Gale PA, 2016, 'PH-Regulated Nonelectrogenic Anion Transport by Phenylthiosemicarbazones', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 138, pp. 8301 - 8308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b04656
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ho J, 2015, 'Are thermodynamic cycles necessary for continuum solvent calculation of pKas and reduction potentials?', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 17, pp. 2859 - 2868, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4cp04538f
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mifflin AL; Velarde L; Ho J; Psciuk BT; Negre CFA; Ebben CJ; Upshur MA; Lu Z; Strick BL; Thomson RJ; Batista VS; Wang HF; Geiger FM, 2015, 'Accurate line shapes from sub-1 cm-1 resolution sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy of α-pinene at room temperature', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 119, pp. 1292 - 1302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp510700z
    Journal articles | 2014
    Anderson P; Petit A; Ho J; Mitoraj MP; Coote ML; Danovich D; Shaik S; Braïda B; Ess DH, 2014, 'Protonated alcohols are examples of complete charge-shift bonds', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 79, pp. 9998 - 10001, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jo501549q
    Journal articles | 2014
    Ho J, 2014, 'Predicting pKa in implicit solvents: Current status and future directions', Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 67, pp. 1441 - 1460, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH14040
    Journal articles | 2014
    Ho J; Newcomer MB; Ragain CM; Gascon JA; Batista ER; Loria JP; Batista VS, 2014, 'MoD-QM/MM structural refinement method: Characterization of hydrogen bonding in the Oxytricha nova G-quadruplex', Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 10, pp. 5125 - 5135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ct500571k
    Journal articles | 2014
    Marenich AV; Ho J; Coote ML; Cramer CJ; Truhlar DG, 2014, 'Computational electrochemistry: Prediction of liquid-phase reduction potentials', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 16, pp. 15068 - 15106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4cp01572j
    Journal articles | 2013
    Guimard NK; Ho J; Brandt J; Yeh Lin C; Namazian M; Mueller JO; Oehlenschlaeger KK; Hilf S; Lederer A; Schmidt FG; Coote ML; Barner-Kowollik C, 2013, 'Harnessing entropy to direct the bonding/debonding of polymer systems based on reversible chemistry', Chemical Science, vol. 4, pp. 2752 - 2759, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3sc50642h
    Journal articles | 2013
    Ho J; Coote ML, 2013, 'ChemInform Abstract: First-principles Prediction of Acidities in the Gas and Solution Phase', ChemInform, vol. 44, pp. no - no, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201309242
    Journal articles | 2013
    Ho J; Lee WY; Koh KJT; Lee PPF; Yan YK, 2013, 'Rhenium(I) tricarbonyl complexes of salicylaldehyde semicarbazones: Synthesis, crystal structures and cytotoxicity', Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, vol. 119, pp. 10 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2012.10.011
    Journal articles | 2013
    Ho J; Zheng J; Meana-Pañeda R; Truhlar DG; Ko EJ; Savage GP; Williams CM; Coote ML; Tsanaktsidis J, 2013, 'Chloroform as a hydrogen atom donor in barton reductive decarboxylation reactions', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 78, pp. 6677 - 6687, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jo400927y
    Journal articles | 2013
    Pasfield LA; delaCruz L; Ho J; Coote ML; Otting G; Mcleod MD, 2013, 'Synthesis of (±)-Panduratin A and related natural products using the high pressure diels-alder reaction', Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 2, pp. 60 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajoc.201200171
    Journal articles | 2012
    Biegasiewicz KF; Ingalsbe ML; St. Denis JD; Gleason JL; Ho J; Coote ML; Savage GP; Priefer R, 2012, 'Evaluation of a chiral cubane-based Schiff base ligand in asymmetric catalysis reactions', Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 8, pp. 1814 - 1818, http://dx.doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.8.207
    Journal articles | 2012
    Gordon D; Chen R; Ho J; Coote ML; Chung SH, 2012, 'Rigid body brownian dynamics as a tool for studying ion channel blockers', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 116, pp. 1933 - 1941, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp210105f
    Journal articles | 2012
    Heinrich N; Willis AC; Cade IA; Ho J; Coote ML; Banwell MG, 2012, 'Reversible cyclopropane ring-cleavage reactions within etheno-bridged [4.3.1]propelladiene frameworks leading to aza- and oxa-[5.6.5.6] fenestratetraenes', Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 18, pp. 13585 - 13588, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201202903
    Journal articles | 2012
    Lu D; Coote ML; Ho J; Kilah N; Lin C-Y; Salem G; Weir M; Wills A; Wild BL; Dilda P, 2012, 'Resolution and improved synthesis of (±)-Arsenicin A: A Natural Adamantane-Type Tetraarsenical Possessing Strong Anti-Acute Promelocytic Leukemia Cell Line Activity', Organometallics, vol. 31, pp. 1808 - 1816, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om201180d
    Journal articles | 2011
    Ho J; Coote ML, 2011, 'First-principles prediction of acidities in the gas and solution phase', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Molecular Science, vol. 1, pp. 649 - 660, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wcms.43
    Journal articles | 2011
    Ho J; Coote ML; Easton CJ, 2011, 'The distal effect of N-electron-withdrawing groups on the stability of peptide carbon radicals', Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 64, pp. 403 - 408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH11003
    Journal articles | 2011
    Ho J; Coote ML; Easton CJ, 2011, 'Validation of the distal effect of electron-withdrawing groups on the stability of peptide enolates and its exploitation in the controlled stereochemical inversion of amino acid derivatives', Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 76, pp. 5907 - 5914, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jo200994z
    Journal articles | 2010
    Ho J; Coote ML; Franco-Pérez M; Gómez-Balderas R, 2010, 'First-principles prediction of the pKas of anti-inflammatory oxicams', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 114, pp. 11992 - 12003, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp107890p
    Journal articles | 2010
    Ho J; Easton CJ; Coote ML, 2010, 'The distal effect of electron-withdrawing groups and hydrogen bonding on the stability of peptide enolates', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, pp. 5515 - 5521, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja100996z
    Journal articles | 2010
    Ho J; Klamt A; Coote ML, 2010, 'Comment on the correct use of continuum solvent models', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 114, pp. 13442 - 13444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp107136j
    Journal articles | 2009
    Ho J; Coote ML, 2009, 'A universal approach for continuum solvent pKa calculations: Are we there yet?', Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, vol. 125, pp. 3 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00214-009-0667-0
    Journal articles | 2009
    Ho J; Coote ML, 2009, 'PKa calculation of some biologically important carbon acids - An assessment of contemporary theoretical procedures', Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 5, pp. 295 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ct800335v
    Journal articles | 2006
    Fan Y; Ho J; Bettens RPA, 2006, 'Approximating coupled cluster level vibrational frequencies with composite methods', Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 110, pp. 2796 - 2800, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp0562330
    Journal articles | 1993
  • Preprints | 2017
    Negre CFA; Morzan UN; Hendrickson H; Pal R; Lisi GP; Loria JP; Rivalta I; Ho J; Batista VS, 2017, Eigenvector Centrality Distribution for Characterization of Protein Allosteric Pathways
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Pantouris G; Ho J; Berlow R; Yang Y; Syed M; Shah D; Bhandari V; Batista V; Loria P; Lolis E, 2017, 'Macrophage migration inhibitory factor dynamics and biological functions', in FEBS JOURNAL, WILEY, Jerusalem, ISRAEL, pp. 204 - 204, presented at 42nd Congress of the Federation-of-European-Biochemical-Societies (FEBS) on From Molecules to Cells and Back, Jerusalem, ISRAEL, 10 September 2017 - 14 September 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000409918902321&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Ho J; Ragain C; Gascon J; Batista E; Loria JP; Batista V, 2015, 'MoD-QM/MM structural refinement method: Characterization of hydrogen bonding in the Oxytricha nova G-quadruplex', in ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000411183303790&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Preprints |
    Hock KJ; Knorrscheidt A; Hommelsheim R; Ho J; Weissenborn MJ; Koenigs RM, Iron-Catalyzed C—H Insertions: Organometallic and Enzymatic Carbene Transfer Reactions, http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.6011096
    Preprints |
    Hock KJ; Knorrscheidt A; Hommelsheim R; Ho J; Weissenborn MJ; Koenigs RM, Iron-Catalyzed C—H Insertions: Organometallic and Enzymatic Carbene Transfer Reactions, http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.6011096.v1
    Preprints |
    Hussein MA; Tran UPN; Huynh VT; Ho J; Bhadbhade M; Mayr H; Nguyen TV, Halide Anion Activated Reactions of Michael Acceptors with Tropylium Ion, http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.9639227
    Preprints |
    Hussein MA; Tran UPN; Huynh VT; Ho J; Bhadbhade M; Mayr H; Nguyen TV, Halide Anion Activated Reactions of Michael Acceptors with Tropylium Ion, http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.9639227.v1
    Preprints |
    Jana S; Yang Z; Li F; Empel C; Ho J; Koenigs R, Photoinduced Proton Transfer Reactions for Mild O-H Functionalization Reactions of Unreactive Alcohols, http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.10317947
    Preprints |
    Jana S; Yang Z; Li F; Empel C; Ho J; Koenigs R, Photoinduced Proton Transfer Reactions for Mild O-H Functionalization Reactions of Unreactive Alcohols, http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.10317947.v1
    Preprints |
    Pan X; yang J; Van R; Epifanovsky E; Ho J; Huang J; Pu J; Mei Y; Nam K; Shao Y, Machine Learning Assisted Free Energy Simulation of Solution–Phase and Enzyme Reactions, http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.14745510
    Preprints |
    Pan X; yang J; Van R; Epifanovsky E; Ho J; Huang J; Pu J; Mei Y; Nam K; Shao Y, Machine Learning Assisted Free Energy Simulation of Solution–Phase and Enzyme Reactions, http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.14745510.v1

ARC Discovery Project (DP210102698) - Understanding how nanoconfinement can enhance electrochemical reactions

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE160100807) - Anion transporters as novel therapeutic agents

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2016-2020)

Erasmus Mundus Visiting Professorship, KU Leuven (2016)

RACI Cornforth Medal (2012)

My research interests lie in the development and application of computational chemistry simulations to understand and predict the behaviour of molecules. This insight is crucial for coming up with better ways to synthesis valuable chemicals such as drugs or materials. Specific topics of interest:

  • Solvent modelling
  • Hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methods
  • Molecular dynamics simulations
  • High-level ab initio methods
  • Physical organic chemistry
  • Catalysis

I am a passionate science educator and have taught a range of chemistry courses across different levels. I am also involved in the development of new educational resources, including novel laboratory and workshop materials. I contribute to the chemical education literature through using computational chemistry simulations to enhance our pedagogical content knowledge of challenging chemistry concepts.

CHEM1031/1051 - Higher Chemistry 1A: Atoms, Molecules and Energy

CHEM2041 - Analytical Chemistry: Essential Methods

CHEM3011 - Quantum Nature of Molecules

CHEM3051 - Medicinal Organic Chemistry