Hayden Peacock


City/country of origin
Napier, New Zealand
Music, jogging, exploring Tokyo
Places You Like
Somewhere warm
Where for a big vacation
South America
What are your strong points?
I’m good at cooking.
Music: what is some intense music for intense lab work?
Mahler, Symphony #2, final movement.
What are people in the lab doing?
Playing with magnets, mostly.
What was surprising about the suga lab
The fact that I struggle to think of a piece of equipment that we don’t have.
Original motivation towards science?
My Dad showing me what happens when baking soda and vinegar are combined.
A few words for future lab mates
Science is…….
Often frustrating, occasionally rewarding.


BSc(Hons), Chemistry, University of Canterbury, NZ
PhD, Chemistry, University of California, Davis, USA
Post-doc, University of Oxford, UK
Post-doc, University of Queensland, Australia


"Ribosomally-synthesised cyclic peptides from plants as drug leads and pharmaceutical scaffolds."
D.J. Craik; M.H. Lee; F.B.H. Rehm; B. Tombling; B. Doffek; H. Peacock
Bioorg Med Chem, 26, 2727-2737 (2018)
"Tetracyanoresorcin[4]arene selectively recognises trimethyllysine and inhibits its enzyme-catalysed demethylation."
H. Peacock; C.C. Thinnes; A. Kawamura; A.D. Hamilton
Supramol. Chem., 28, 575-581 (2016)
"Non-covalent S...O interactions control conformation in a scaffold that disrupts islet amyloid polypeptide fibrillation."
H. Peacock; J. Luo; T. Yamashita; J. Luccarelli; S. Thompson; A.D. Hamilton
Chem Sci, 7, 6435-6439 (2016)
"7-Substituted 8-aza-7-deazaadenosines for modification of the siRNA major groove."
J.M. Ibarra-Soza; A.A. Morris; P. Jayalath; H. Peacock; W.E. Conrad; M.B. Donald; M.J. Kurth; P.A. Beal
Org Biomol Chem, 10, 6491-6497 (2012)
"Chemical modification of siRNA bases to probe and enhance RNA interference."
H. Peacock; A. Kannan; P.A. Beal; C.J. Burrows
J Org Chem, 76, 7295-7300 (2011)
"Covalent stabilization of a small molecule-RNA complex."
H. Peacock; R. Bachu; P.A. Beal
Bioorg Med Chem Lett, 21, 5002-5005 (2011)
"Nucleobase and ribose modifications control immunostimulation by a microRNA-122-mimetic RNA."
H. Peacock; R.V. Fucini; P. Jayalath; J.M. Ibarra-Soza; H.J. Haringsma; W.M. Flanagan; A. Willingham; P.A. Beal
J Am Chem Soc, 133, 9200-9203 (2011)
"Minor-groove-modulating adenosine replacements control protein binding and RNAi activity in siRNAs."
H. Peacock; E. Fostvedt; P.A. Beal
ACS Chem Biol, 5, 1115-1124 (2010)
"N(2)-Modified 2-aminopurine ribonucleosides as minor-groove-modulating adenosine replacements in duplex RNA."
H. Peacock; O. Maydanovych; P.A. Beal
Org Lett, 12, 1044-1047 (2010)


    • E-mail… peacock@(@以下はchem.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp)