Bahar Shirinfar


Dr Shirinfar is originally from Iran, where she gained her BSc and MSc. She then went to Korea to study for a PhD at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). After gaining her PhD, she moved to Switzerland to continue her career as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Zurich. She arrived in Bristol in November 2014 to take up her Newton Fellowship.



1. “Halides with Fifteen Aliphatic C–H···Anion Interaction Sites”, Shi, G.; Tehrani, Z. A.; Dongwook, K.; Han, M. L.; Cho, W. J.; Youn, I. S.; Yousuf, M.; Ahmed, N.; Shirinfar, B.; Teator, A. J; Lastovickova, D. N.; Rasheed, L.; Myoung, S. L.; Bielawski, C. W.; Kim, K. S. Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 30123.

2. Precise Tuning of Cationic Cyclophanes Towards Highly Selective Fluorogenic Recognition of Specific Bio-phosphate Anions
Yousuf, M.; Ahmed, N.; Shirinfar, B.; Miriyala, V.M.; Youn, I. S.; Kim, K.S. Org. Lett. 2014, 16 , 2150–2153.

3. A New Selective “Turn-On” Small Fluorescent Cationic Probe for Recognition of RNA in Cells
Ahmed, N.; Shirinfar, B. *; Madhav, M. V.; Choi, S-K.; Lee, K-M.; Jeon, W. B.; Park, Y. S.; Nam, H. G. Supramolecular Chemistry, 2014, 1-7.

4. Selective fluorescent detection of RNA in living cells by using imidazolium-based cyclophane
Shirinfar, B.; Ahmed, N.; Park, Y.S.; Cho, G.S.; Youn , I. S.; Han, J. K.; Nam, H.G.; Kim, K.S. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 90−93.

5. Highly Selective Detection of Guanosine-5-triphosphate and Iodide by Fluorescent Benzimidazolium-Based Cyclophanes
Ahmed, N.; Shirinfar, B.; Youn, I. S.; Yousuf, M.; Kim, K.S. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 6407-6413, (co-first author).

6. A highly selective fluorescent chemosensor for guanine- 5′-triphosphate via excimer formation in aqueous solution of physiological pH
Ahmed, N.; Shirinfar, B.; Youn, I.S.; Bist, A.; Suresh, V.; Kim, K.S. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 2662-2664, (inside cover letter).

7. Flourogenic sensing of CH3CO2 and H2PO4 by ditopic receptor through conformational change
Ahmed, Nisar.; Vangaru, S.; Shirinfar, B.; Geronimo, I.; Bist, A.; Hwang, I.C.; Kim, K.S. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 2094-2100.

8. Florescent Imidazolium-based cyclophane for detection of Guanosine-5′-triphosphate and I– in aqueous Solution of physiological pH
Ahmed, N.; Shirinfar, B.; Geronimo, I .; Kim, K .S. Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 5476–5479.

9. catena-Poly[[(dimethylformamide-κO)cobalt(II)]-bis[μ-(4-nitrophenyl)cyanamido] κ2 N1:N32 N3:N1]
Chiniforoshan, H.; Shirinfar, B.; Jalipour, S.; Khavasi, H. R. Acta Cryst. 2010, E66, m331.

10. catena-Poly[[(dimethyl­formamide-κO)copper(II)]-bis­(μ-4-nitro­phenyl­cyanamido-κ2 N1:N3)]
Chiniforoshan, H .; Jalipour, S.; Shirinfar, B.; Khavasi, H.R Acta Cryst. 2009, E65, m386.