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Science

  • Alexander Tarr

    Viruses and virus infections, particularly infections of the liver (hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis E virus). Immunity to virus infections and antiviral therapies, including new drugs for viruses. Vaccines for virus infection.
  • Professor David Salt

    Plant science, agriculture, global food security, minerals, nutrients, food, diet, cadmium, arsenic
    +44 (0) 115 9516332
    Environment Future Food Plant Science plant science global food security Minerals nutrients food diet agriculture cadmium arsenic
  • Franziska Schrodt

    Diversity - ecosystem functioning relationships; plant functioning traits, plant ecology; remote sensing (e.g from satellites) use for conservation and global change studies; use of vegetation models to study global change; Essential Biodiversity VariablesChanges in plant distribution and function with climate change; change in the functioning of ecosystems with environmental change; prospects of using new technology (e.g. in remote sensing or mathematical models and 'Big data' in ecology) to study ecosystem change with climate change.
    +44 (0)115 84 66071
    Science Technology World climate change biodiversity
  • Dr Alastair Campbell Ritchie

    My primary research is in tissue engineering of tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. I also research physiological responses to mental and physical demands in workplaces. Artificial lung, artificial kidney, blood contacting biomaterials and extracorporeal circulation - teaching expertise and current member of the UK ISO TC 150 Implants for Surgery Standards committee. I am a member of the European Society for Artificial Organs' working group - education.
    0115 951 3812
  • Professor Roger Bayston

    Avoidance of antibiotic resistance. Evaluation of antimicrobial biomaterials. Role of folic acid (B9) fortification of food to prevent spina bifida.
    +44 (0)115 823 1115
  • Professor Tony Pridmore

    Plant phenotyping, biological image analysis, computer vision.
    +44 (0) 115 84 66510
    Future Food Science Technology plant science computer science 3d imaging CT scanning Image analysis 3D reconstruction visual tracking phenotyping micro-computed tomography Crops Plant phenotyping biological image analysis Computer Vision
  • Dr Angus Davison

    Evolutionary genetics. Conservation genetics. Body asymmetry and handedness. Speciation. Snails and molluscs. Science in Japan.
    01158230322/07895324124
    Environment Health and Medicine Science evolution genetics conservation asymmetry handedness speciation snails molluscs Science Japan
  • Dr Denis Schluppeck

    brain, neuroscience, brain imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, visual illusions, sensory illusions, public engagement in science
    +44 (0) 115 8468580
    Education Health and Medicine Science Technology brain neuroscience Brain Imaging Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging visual illusions Sensory Illusions public engagement in science
  • Dr Ramiro Alberio

    Developmental epigenetics, developmental mechanisms, pluripotent cells, pluripotency, somatic cells, animal reproduction, animal cloning, stem cells, animal development, regenerative medicine, gametes, reproductive technologies, stem cell therapies, regenerative medicine, infertility
    Health and Medicine Science Developmental epigenetics developmental mechanisms pluripotent cells pluripotency somatic cells animal reproduction animal cloning stem cells animal development regenerative medicine gametes reproductive technologies stem cell therapies infertility
  • Dr Sean Mayes

    Crops, plants, seeds, crop genetics, marker assisted selection, development of minor crops, resilient agriculture, oil palm, bambara groundnut, wheat, tea, biotechnology, breeding, seed systems
    01159518062
    Environment Science World Crops plants seeds crop genetics marker assisted selection development of minor crops resilient agriculture oil palm bambara groundnut wheat tea biotechnology breeding seed systems
  • Dr Rebecca Ford

    Sensory perception, consumer behaviour of food and drink, food science, neuroscience, sensory signals, how we perceive what we eat and drink. Enjoyment of food, food choice, health, nutritional status. Expert beer taster and trains others to assess beer quality. Taste of drinking water, what makes a good 'taster', food choice.
    +44 (0) 115 9516685
    Business and economy Education Health and Medicine Science sensory perception consumer behaviour food drink food science neuroscience sensory signals enjoyment of food food choice health nutritional status beer tasting beer quality drinking water
  • Dr Tobias Bast

    Brain, brain mechanisms, behaviour, cognition, neuropsychiatric, neuropsychiatric cognitive, neuropsychiatric disorders, learning, memory, spatial learning, spatial memory, fear, anxiety, pharmacological treatments, cognitive enhancers, cognitive disorders, dementia, schizophrenia, neuroscience
    +44 (0)115 8467438
    Children Crime Education Health and Medicine Science brain brain mechanisms Behaviour Cognition neuropsychiatric neuropsychiatric cognitive neuropsychiatric disorders Learning memory spatial learning spatial memory fear anxiety pharmacological treatments cognitive enhancers cognitive disorders dementia schizophrenia neuroscience
  • Dr Nicola Pitchford

    mobile technologies, child development, basic skills, literacy, numeracy, primary school education, childhood cancer, preterm birth, childhood stroke, childhood deprivation, poverty, tablet technology, assisted learning, education, Malawi, South Africa, Brazil, childhood brain tumours
    +44 (0) 115 9515287
    Arts and Culture Children Education Health and Medicine Politics Science Technology World mobile technologies Child development basic skills Literacy numeracy primary school education childhood cancer preterm birth childhood stroke childhood deprivation poverty tablet technology assisted learning education Malawi South Africa Brazil childhood brain tumours
  • Dr Eugene Ch'ng

    Virtual reality, virtual environments, digital heritage, digital interfaces, rich representations of physical contents. Big data, social media, social networks, collective behaviours of online communities.
    00 86 (0) 574-88183049
    Arts and Culture Education History Science Technology virtual reality virtual environments Digital heritage digital interfaces rich representations of physical contents big data social media Social Networks collective behaviour online communities
  • Dr Laura Carletti

    Digital culture and heritage, participatory practices and heritage, digital learning, blended learning, citizen humanities, community archiving, crowdsourcing, communities of practice.
    +44 (0) 115 8232557
    Arts and Culture Education History Science Technology digital Culture heritage participatory practices digital learning blended learning citizen humanities humanities community archiving archiving crowdsourcing communities of practice
  • Elvira Perez Vallejos

    Dr Elvira Perez is a senior research fellow in the Horizon Digital Economy Research Group. Her expertise lies in Citizen-centric approaches to Social Media analysis, participatory research, cyber security, research ethics, children and older adult involvement in research. Mental health and wellbeing. Digital humanism.
    +44 (0) 115 7484022
    Children Health and Medicine Science Technology War and security social media Cyber Security research ethics ethics children Adults mental health wellbeing humanism digital digital humanism
  • Dr Tim Robbins

    Plant breeding for horticultural crops (potato and tomato) and top fruit including cherries and pears. Plant reproductive biology and specifically self-sterility and mechanisms used by plants to present in breeding. Petunia as a model plant. Petunia genome biology.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6329
    Environment Science plants horticulture Crops fruit cherries pears petunias Petunia plant biology plant reproduction plant breeding
  • Lan Xia

    88180000-8040 / 18142049906
    Engineering Science Lithium ion batteries] electrolyte solvents electrolyte additives for batteries
  • Professor Derek McAuley

    Ubiquitous computing. Computer architecture. Networking. Distributed systems and operating systems. Interdisciplinary issues of ethics, identity, privacy, information policy, legislation and economics within a digital society. The risks of naive adoption of technology.
    0115 823 2553
    Science Technology Computer architecture networking operating systems Information policy
  • Dr Wendela Wapenaar

    Bovine infectious disease and vaccination, bovine reproduction and obstetrics, veterinary education and knowledge transfer.
    +44 (0)115 951 6260/07515 935185
    Environment Health and Medicine Science Dairy cows cattle farming bovine veterinary animals disease infection
  • Dr Janet Daly

    Emerging viruses of veterinary and human interest (e.g. influenza viruses and flaviviruses). Dr Daly's main research interests are in emerging and re-emerging RNA viruses, particularly zoonotic viruses such as influenza A viruses and the flaviviruses (Dengue, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile and Zika) but also including, orthobunyaviruses more recently.She studies the complex interactions between viruses and their host to try to better understand determinants of viral pathogenicity. She also has an interest in factors influencing interspecies transmission and the use of mathematical models to further understanding of disease transmission.Dr Daly has appeared on radio (BBC Material World) and regional TV news programmes in the UK and Croatia. She has also written for lay publications such as Horse and Hound magazine. Janet is also a mountaineer and dog lover.
    +44 (0)115 951 6475
    Environment Health and Medicine Science Janet Daly Influenza virus flaviviruses nottingham Vet School interspecies transmission disease transmission emerging viruses veterinary Human zoonotic
  • Dr Richard Lea

    Environmental effects on fertility and reproduction. General male and female fertility issues. Reproduction. Environmental chemicals in food.Dr Lea can talk on any topics relating to fertility, chemicals in food, pregnancy, pregnancy failure/miscarriage, environmental effects on populations.Previous media experience includes: Interviews on ITV Central, BBC East Midlands, Swedish TV News channel, radio interviews including BBC World Service, Radio Nottingham, Radio Scotland, NewsTalk 770 (Calgary), interviews with print journalists from various Newspapers - The New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Nottingham Post.Dr Lea is Interested in external consultancy and research collaboration opportunities.
    +44 (0)115 951 6426
    Environment Health and Medicine Science reproduction fertility environmental chemicals Human Animal sheep dogs nottingham Vet School
  • Dr Pru Hobson-West

    Childhood vaccination; animal research; debate on human-animal relations; human-animal bond; pets.
    +44 (0)115 9516325
    Children Health and Medicine Science children vaccination animals ethics pets Research companion animals veterinary medicine Science
  • Professor Thomas Sotiriou

    Gravitation, General Relativity, Alternative theories of gravity, black holes, compact stars, quantum gravity
    + 44 (0)115 951 4945
    Science Gravity General relativity Space black holes Mathematics astronomy Stars Physics
  • Dr Reuben O'Dea

    Mathematical biology; particularly the use of numerical and multiscale asymptotic methods to investigate how the interaction of processes occurring across multiple spatio-temporal scales gives rise to emergent system dynamics.
    +44 (0) 115 8466167
    Health and Medicine Science biology mathematical modelling Mathematical Medicine Mathematics
  • Dr Sarah Kuehne

    Study of anaerobic bacteria (growing without oxygen), in particular the hospital superbug Clostridium difficile. Molecular mechanisms by which these bacteria cause infections. Recombinant DNA technologies to study these bacteria. Interaction of these bacteria with the healthy human gut micro flora.
    +44(0)115 7486120
    Environment Health and Medicine Science Bacteria Clostridium difficile infections DNA health medicine
  • Dr Sara Goodacre

    Spider genetics, biology and behaviour
    +44 (0)115 8230334
    Environment Science spiders arachnids life sciences biology genetics
  • Professor Jonathan Neil Huxley

    Health, welfare and behaviour of dairy cattle.
    +44 (0)115 9516429/07748678866
    Health and Medicine Science cows cattle cattle farming health animal health and welfare dairy cows dairy herd veterinary medicine
  • Professor Alison Pilnick

    Genetic antenatal screening and counselling. Communication of genetic information. Pharmacist and client interaction and communication about the use of prescribed medicines.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5237
    Health and Medicine Science Antenatal screening Counselling Genetic communication pharmacist medicine
  • Professor Eamonn Ferguson

    Blood donor and organ donor behaviour – specifically integrating theory in psychology, economics and biology to understand what motivate people to donate blood and remain as an active blood donor. Personality theory and its interface with economics. Risk communication – specifically how to present risk and health information to enhance understanding and change behaviour. Medical Selection.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5327
    Science Donor Behaviour Psychology economics biology blood donor organ donor
  • Professor Peter Morris

    Brain, MRI, Physics, Schizophernia, Spectroscopy, Stroke.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4750 , + 44 (0) 115 978 8656
    Medical Imaging Science brain MRI Physics Schizophernia spectroscopy Stroke
  • Professor Richard Bowtell

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), particularly functional brain imaging using MRI (fMRI); NMR miscroscopy, coil design for MRI, magnetic fields and their interaction with the human body.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4737
    Medical Imaging Science Magnetic MRI microscopy Magnetic Fields Human body
  • Professor Mark Fromhold

    Chaos theory. Fractal patterns. Quantum behaviour of small (atom-sized) objects. Relationship between chaos and quantum theory.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5192
    Science Chaos theory Fractal patterns quantum Behaviour atom
  • Dr James Sharp

    Nanoscience. The properties of polymers and how making very small structures from them affect their mechanical properties. Nanotechnology involving proteins and other biological molecules.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5142
    Science nanoscience polymers nanotechnology biological molecules
  • Professor Christopher J Conselice

    Galaxy formation and evolution, cosmological parameters and their determination, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, the discovery and study of the first galaxies to form in the universe, history of astronomy.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5137 , + 44 (0) 115 849 8514
    Science Physics Galaxy evolution cosmological telescope astronomy history
  • Emeritus Professor Richard James

    Antibiotic resistance in disease causing bacteria, especially MRSA. Development of novel antibiotics based upon natural protein antibiotics produced by bacteria.
    +44 (0) 115 846 7952
    Science antibiotic disease Bacteria MRSA proteins
  • Professor Paul Greenhaff

    Regulation of nutrient delivery/availability and energy production in skeletal muscle and the significance this has on muscle growth and function during exercise in health and disease.
    +44 (0) 115 823 0133
    Science biology Skeleton muscle exercise health diseases
  • Professor Nigel Peter Minton

    Application of recombinant DNA methodologies to exploit microbes for medical and industrial benefits and to better understand how microorganisms cause disease. Study of bacteria group Clostridium, including the bugs that cause tetanus and botulism and the hospital superbug Clostridium difficile.
    +44 (0) 115 846 7458 , +44 (0) 7766 818 007
    Science DNA microbes microorganisms diseases bugs superbug Hospital
  • Professor Liz Sockett

    Swimming bacteria, natural nonmotors and flagella. Predatory Bdellovibrio bacteria. Public engagement with genetics and microbiology. Communication of science to the public.
    +44 (0) 115 823 0325
    Science biology Bacteria Swimming genetics Microbiology Science
  • Professor Jonathan Ball

    Emerging viruses, for example, Ebola, Zika, Mers Coronavirus, influenza. Viral vaccines and treatments. Blood borne infections, for example, HIV and hepatitis C.
    +44 (0) 115 823 0745
    Science biology Blood Blood-borne viruses HIV Hepatitis C Ebola Zika Influenza vaccines
  • Professor Fran Ebling

    Regulation of puberty and body weight by the brain. Appetite. Seasonal rhythms. Circadian rhythms. Hypothalamus.
    +44 (0) 115 823 0164
    Science Puberty weight biology body brain appetite
  • Dr Tim Constantin-Teodosiu

    Skeletal and cardiac energy metabolism in health. Disease and exercise.
    +44 (0) 115 924 9924 ext 44629
    Science Skeletal Cardiac metabolism health diseases exercise
  • Dr Markus Eichhorn

    Spatial and structural organisation of natural systems, especially forests. Forest ecology, dynamics and conservation. Tropical rain forests, boreal forests and temperate forests, including agroforestry and managed woodlands.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3214 , +44 (0) 115 922 6378
    Environment Science natural systems Forest ecology rain forest woodlands Trees
  • Dr Conor Cunningham

    The relation between science and religion. Theology and Darwin's theory of evolution.
    +44 (0) 115 846 7390
    Arts and Culture Science Science Religion theology evolution
  • Professor Steve Harding

    Studying proteins, sugars and DNA to improve drug delivery.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6148
    Science Studying proteins sugars DNA drug delivery
  • Professor Sean May

    Arabidopsis (the first plant to have its genome completely sequenced). Seeds/germplasm. Affymetrix genechips (silicon chips that contain DNA fragments of the biological code of an animal or plants). Bioinformatics (computer oriented tasks in biology).
    +44 (0) 115 951 3237
    Science Arabidopsis seeds germplasm DNA bioinformatics biology
  • Professor Malcolm Bennett

    Plant genetics. Plant GM. Plant genomics.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3255
    Brexit Future Food Science plant genetics Plant GM Plant genomics
  • Professor Ian Connerton

    Food safety, including E.Coli, campylobacter, genetically modified foods.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6119
    Science Food safety including E Coli campylobacter genetically modified foods
  • Professor Richard Emes

    Understanding the evolution of complex systems and the generation of disease by using bioinformatics — a cohesive discipline being together computer science statistics and biology. How nutritional status during pregnancy can affect chemical modifications of DNA and potential future diseases. Comparative genomics and evolution of the brain. How the post-synaptic proteome, a group of proteins which play a significant part in learning and memory, affect the development and evolution of the synapse, the basic building clock of cognition. Evolution of drug-resistance in parasitic organisms.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6583 , +44 (0) 7538 030665
    Health and Medicine Science evolution diseases Science biology nutrition pregnancy DNA memory Learning bioinformatics Genomic genomics gene expression transcriptome transcriptomics data analysis
  • Professor Christine Dodd

    Food safety issues, especially E.coli and salmonella in meat and salad vegetables, phage, biocontrol; DNA fingerprinting bacterial populations.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6163
    Science biosciences food safety e coli salmonella meat vegetables health Bacteria DNA
  • Dr Stephen Ramsden

    Rural business management, agricultural policy, modelling farmer adaptation to environmental change.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6078
    Science biosciences business rural Management agriculture farmer Environmental
  • Dr Matt Dickinson

    Fungal diseases of plants, in particular the rust fungi. Methods for controlling plant diseases, including plant biotechnology.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3236
    Science biosciences Fungal diseases plants fungi biotechnology
  • Dr Julian Wiseman

    Pig production, including meat quality, effect of diet on reproduction, diet, digestibility, history. Poultry production, including diet and digestibility.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6054
    Science agriculture pig production meat quality diet reproduction digestibility poultry
  • Dr Ian Fisk

    Fundamental research into food quality and processing. Applied research into coffee chemistry, flavour delivery and encapsulation, oils and fats, emulsion systems, oil body chemistry and chocolate processing. Aroma chemistry, salt reduction, coffee processing and novel processing methods for flour.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6037 , +44 (0) 7776 456 118
    Future Food Science bioscience food quality processing coffee chemistry flavour oils fats chocolate salt Reduction
  • Dr Fiona McCullough

    Nutritional status of the population. Health promotion and intervention. The relationship between food choice and dietary behaviour and the role of food throughout the life cycle. The effect of breakfast on primary school children. The role of 'good' bacteria in health and well-being. The treatment of type 2 diabetes in differing ethnic groups.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6118
    Science nutrition population health food dietary Behaviour breakfast children Bacteria diabetes ethnic groups
  • Dr Debbie Sparkes

    Crop physiology and agronomy of temperate field crops. Organic crop production.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6074
    Future Food Science bioscience crop Physiology agronomy field organic production
  • Dr Cath Rees

    Expertise in bacterial gene expression and gene cloning. Specific interest in the food borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes and animal infections caused by Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis. Development of rapid detection methods using bacteriophage.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6167
    Science bioscience bacterial Gene cloning food pathogen infection Animal
  • Dr Maria Michail

    Youth mental health and wellbeing. Early psychosis and early intervention. Shame and stigma of psychosis. Affective disturbances (social anxiety, depression). Violence and associated risk in psychosis. Youth suicide prevention. Psychological interventions in mental health. Cognitive-behavioural intervention (CBT) for psychosis.
    +44 (0) 115 748 4310 , +44 (0) 7984 675569
    Health and Medicine Science youth mental health wellbeing psychosis Intervention stigma anxiety depression violence suicide CBT
  • Professor Patrick Callaghan

    Using psychology to help prepare people for surgery and stressful medical procedures. Investigating how people make decisions about their health-related behaviours e.g. exercise. Assessing how organisations work and how well they work.
    +44 (0) 115 969 1300 ext 10738
    Health and Medicine Science Psychology Surgery preparation medical Procedures stressful behaviours health
  • Professor Karen Cox

    Patient involvement in clinical trials in cancer.
    +44 (0) 115 970 9265
    Health and Medicine Science health science patient involvment clinical trails cancer
  • Mr Roger Kerry

    Physiotherapy. Neck pain. Philosophy of health science.
    +44 (0) 115 823 1790
    Health and Medicine Science physiotherapy neck pain health science
  • Heather Reid

    Back pain, sports injuries and physiotherapy. Paediatric and mental health patient physiotherapy. Rehabilitation following strokes, head injuries, respiratory problems and orthopaediatric problems. Biomechanics. Psychology of rehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation. Cardiovascular rehab. Management of pain. Exercise therapy.
    +44 (0) 115 969 1169 ext 47115 , +44 (0) 01909 770 000
    Health and Medicine Science back pain sports injuiries physiotherapy paediatric mental health Rehabilitation stroke head injuries respiratory Pain exercise therapy
  • Mr Grahame David Pope

    Physiotherapy, including back pain, sports injuries, paediatric and mental health patient physiotherapy. Rehabilitation following strokes, head injuries, respiratory problems and orthopaedic problems. Psychology of rehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation. Cardiovascular rehabilitation. Management of pain. Exercise therapy. Health care provision, both primary and secondary, in relation to the work of physiotherapists and other allied healthcare professionals.
    +44 (0) 115 823 1785
    Health and Medicine Science physiotherapy back pain sports injuries paediatric mental health Rehabilitation stroke head injury cardiovascular Pain
  • Dr Richard Windle

    HPA axis and stress in disease. E-learning. Reusable learning objects.
    +44 (0) 115 823 0902
    Health and Medicine Science stress disease HPA Axis e-learning
  • Dr Kathryn Almack

    Diversity of family lives including lesbian parent families; palliative and end of life studies; care and care-giving within families; ageing and end of life care planning for older lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people.
    +44 (0) 115 823 1204
    Health and Medicine Science family Diversity Lesbian parents palliative end of life care ageing gay men Bisexual transgender
  • Dr Gary Adams

    Polysaccharide in drug delivery. Sugars, in improving drug delivery. Proteins in drug delivery. Polysaccharide-protein interaction. Utilising biomaterials and biomimietics in drug delivery. Physico-chemical interaction of insulin. Development of a self-regulating insulin delivery Device. Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus.
    +44 (0) 115 823 0901
    Health and Medicine Science drug delivery sugars proteins insulin delivery diabetes
  • Professor Fiona Bath-Hextall

    Evidence-based medicine - systematic reviews and clinical trials. Non melanoma skin cancer.
    +44 (0) 115 823 0884
    Health and Medicine Science Evidence- based medicine clinical trials non melanoma skin cancer
  • Dr Denis Walsh

    Childbirth including labour pain, homebirth, Caesarean section rates. Midwifery.
    +44 (0) 115 823 0987
    Health and Medicine Science childbirth Labour pains home birth Carsearean section rates Midwifery
  • Professor Avril Drummond

    Rehabilitation research and evaluation of service delivery. Occupational Therapy. Rehabilitation research methodologies including randomised controlled trials. Rehabilitation research in stroke, TIA, traumatic brain injury, low back pain, total hip replacement, Multiple Sclerosis. Specific studies of GP fit notes, hemianopia, early supported discharge, fatigue, falls prevention, home visit assessments. Stroke units, re-enablement.
    +44 (0) 115 823 0226
    Health and Medicine Science Rehabilitation therapy stroke brain injury Trauma Low back pain Hip replacement Multiple Sclerosis
  • Dr Andy Meal

    Epidemiology of heart disease.
    +44 (0) 115 970 9265
    Health and Medicine Science health sciences epidemiology heart disease
  • Chrissie Bousfeild

    Burn injuries, particularly acute. Wound care issues. Management and psychological care of an individual following burn trauma and reconstructive surgery.
    +44 (0) 115 823 1811
    Health and Medicine Science health sciences burns Acute Wound care Psychological care burn trauma reconstructive surgery
  • Professor Kevin Shakesheff

    Tissue engineering research including the development of biodegradable materials for nerve repair, liver regeneration and skeletal tissue regeneration. Fabrication of controlled drug delivery devices using supercritical fluids. Development of in vitro drug testing models.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5104
    Health and Medicine Science pharmacy Engineering tissue Biodegradable materials nerve repair liver skeletal tissue drug invitro
  • Dr Stephanie Allen

    Molecular investigations of proteins and nucleic acids using a combination of imaging and surface analysis techniques, including atomic force microscopy and optical tweezers.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5050
    Health and Medicine Science pharmacy molecular proteins Acids Atomic Force microscopy Optical Tweezers
  • Dr Felicity Rose

    Stem cells work, particularly in gastrointestinal tissues. Scaffold design and materials for tissue engineering, establishing in vitro models including cancer and GI models and drug delivery devices for wound repair, with a focus on the cornea. Bioreactor design and imaging for 3D tissue growth.
    +44 (0) 115 846 7856
    Science pharmacy stem cells gastrointestinal tissue tissue engineering cancer drgus wound repair cornea bioreactor design
  • Dr Charles Laughton

    Computational chemistry. Understanding the structures and dynamics of proteins and SNA and how this relates to their function. Medicinal chemistry, particularly the design and development of new anti-cancer agents.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3405
    Science pharmacy chemistry proteins SNA Anti-cancer
  • Dr Elaine O'Reilly

    Development of enzymes (natures' catalysts) for the sustainable production of important drug compounds (green chemistry). Use of bacteria as small 'factories' to produce proteins for the production of pharmaceuticals.
    +44 (0) 115 748 6161
    Science chemistry enzymes Drug Compounds Bacteria Pharmaceuticals
  • Professor Martyn Poliakoff

    Green chemistry and approaches to sustainable chemistry. Clean chemical processing and reactions. Supercritical fluids, particularly supercritical carbon dioxide and supercritical water.
    Brexit Science chemistry
  • Professor Katharine Reid

    Using unique properties of laser light to deposit energy into selected, well-defined parts of molecules and monitoring how the energy is redistributed around the molecular framework.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3446
    Science chemistry laser light energy molecules molecular framework
  • Professor Gerry Pattenden

    Organic natural products. Strategies and tactics in the total synthesis of biologically active compounds from nature. Contemporary synthetic methods.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3529
    Science chemistry organic synthesis Biologically compounds nature
  • Dr Richard J Wheatley

    Quantum chemistry. Computers in chemistry. Mathematics in chemistry.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3454
    Science chemistry quantum computers Maths Mathematics
  • Dr Panos Soultanas

    Potential anti-microbial targets for the development of new antibiotics. The molecular mechanism of action of enzymes involved in the replication of DNA. DNA helicases, the enzymes that unwind the double helix and allow access to genetic information locked within the sequences of the bases.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3525
    Science chemistry Anti- microbial antibiotics enzymes DNA genetics
  • Professor Neil Thomas

    Anti-cancer drugs targeting. Development of anti-tuberculosis drugs. Protein engineering and creation of antibody mimics. Biological catalysis and its applications to chemistry and medicine. Development of new bioluminescence and fluorescence enzyme assays. Development of new nucleic acid aptamers as antibody substitutes.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3565
    Science chemistry cancer drug tuberculosis protein Engineering enzyme antibody
  • Dr June McCombie

    Molecular astrophysics involving both observational spectroscopy and the modelling of molecules and dust in interstellar, stellar, circumstellar, nebular and cometary media. High resolution laser spectroscopic studies of large and small clusters of molecules at very low temperatures. Worked closely with the Institute of Physics on their Diversity Programme, ex-chair Project Juno.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3551
    Science chemistry Astrophysics molecules Internstellar Physics
  • Associate Professor Jonathan McMaster

    The role of metal centres in biology that catalyse important biological transformations - understanding how nature uses the properties of metals to achieve specific biological tasks.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3498
    Science chemistry biology Metals Catalyse Transformations
  • Dr Jonathan Wattis

    Mathematical modelling of DNA. Mathematical modelling of nucleation and phase transitions. Solitary waves in non linear systems.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3857
    Science Maths Science DNA Nucleation Phase transition Solitary waves Non Linera
  • Dr Julie Greensmith

    Computer security and protection.
    +44 (0) 115 846 7663
    Science Technology Computer Science Security protection
  • Professor Steve Benford

    Mixed reality. Virtual reality. Augmented reality. Groupware. Digital art and performance
    +44 (0) 115 951 4203 , +44 (0) 115 943 1628
    Science Technology Computer Science mixed reality virtual augmented reality Groupware digital art performance
  • Professor David Brailsford

    Digital documents. Electronic publishing. Document metadata. XML and PDF technologies. Compression techniques for bitmapped documents.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4205
    Science Technology Computer Science digital documents Electronic publishing metadata PDF Bitmapped
  • Professor Claire Anderson

    Health promotion, education and development in pharmacy. Community pharmacy. Medicines management. Internet-based education. E-learning and continuing professional development for pharmacists.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5389
    Science pharmacy health education medicines e-learning Internet
  • Professor Phil Garnsworth

    The nutrition of dairy cows and maximising the efficiency of feed utilisation for milk production without compromising reproductive performance. Rumen fermentation. Near-infrared spectroscopy. Ration formulation. Computer modelling of animal reproductive systems.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6065
    Science animals Dairy dairy cows Milk Production reproductive farming agriculture
  • Professor Brigitte Nerlich

    The linguistic and cultural background of public fears concerning cloning. GM foods, the human genome project, designer babies. The understanding of cultural foundations of expert and lay beliefs about disease, farming and agricultural technology, especially foot and mouth. Stem cells - the public's hopes and fears. Cultural foundations of expert and lay beliefs and attitudes to MRSA, human and animal diseases and Avian/bird flu.
    +44 (0) 115 846 7065
    Science cloning food GM foods Genome genetics Babies ethics designer farming agriculture MRSA bird flu
  • Professor Markus Owen

    Mathematical models to understand complex biological and medical processes from cancer growth to the way that plants grow.
    +44 (0) 115 846 7214
    Science Maths mathematical medical biological cancer plants
  • Dr Martin Garnett

    Expertise in various types of drug delivery, including nanoparticles, polymer-drug conjugates, targeting drugs using monoclonal antibodies and non-viral gene therapy. These drug delivery methods could be applied to a variety of diseases, but are most likely to be useful for cancer treatment.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5054
    Science pharmacy drugs polymer antibodies gene therapy cancer Cancer Treatment
  • Professor Penny Gowland

    Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging applications, especially in biomedicine, neuroscience, obstetrics and gastroenterology. MRI safety.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5174
  • Professor Ian Macdonald

    Obesity. Diabetes. Nutrition. Exercise physiology.
    +44 (0) 115 823 0119
    Science Obesity diabetes Nutrtion exercise life sciences Physiology
  • Professor Paul Wilson

    The economics of farming. Farm effeciency and performance variation. Sustainability and sustainabilty intensification. Agriculture and the environment; Agricultural policy. Food consumer behaviour.
    +44 (0) 115 951 6075
    Brexit Business and economy Environment Future Food Science economics agriculture farming food business Environment future food Science
  • Dr Stephen Alexander

    Molecular mechanisms of drug action. Effects of drugs on the nervous system. Effects of drugs on the cardiovascular system. Drug targets of cannabis, caffeine, theophylline and glutamate.
    +44 (0) 115 823 0182
    Science Science life sciences drug nervous system cardiovascular cannabis caffeine theophlline glutamate
  • Professor Steven Howdle

    Clean chemistry. Clean synthesis of polymers/plastics.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3486
    Science Science chemistry clean synthesis polymers plastics
  • Professor Robert Jones

    Solid and Liquid surfaces in ultra-high vacuum. Surface techniques generally, low energy electron diffraction (LEED), ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), angle resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARUPS or ARPES), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), work function measurements, temperature programmed desorption (TPD). Ultra-high vacuum technology. Surface reactivity and kinetics. Developing new methods involving "line of sight mass spectrometry" techniques, imaging gas analysers and imaging mass spectrometry. Surface structure research. Developing and using synchrotron based methods, particularly X-ray Standing Wave (XSW) analysis, Normal Incidence X-ray Standing Wave Analysis (NIXSW), variable period X-ray standing wave analysis (VPXSW) and near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS). Interface systems studied include Solid/Liquid and Liquid/Gas interfaces. Adsorption/absorption of solute molecules at these surfaces. Self assembly at surfaces. Gas capture of CO2, SO2 and others by ionic liquids. Solid surfaces include metal single crystal surfaces such as: Cu(111), Cu(110), Cu(100), Au(111), Au(110), Ni(111), Ni(100), Al(100), Cr(100) and semiconductor surfaces such as Si(100), InSb(001). Adsorbates include small molecules (water, acetone,methanol, ethanol, SO2, etc.), halogens (Cl2, Br2, I2), halocarbons (CCl4, CHCl3, dichoroethane, CF3I, etc.), thiols and disulfides (CH3SH, CH3SSCH3 and others). Ionic liquids used to form liquid interfaces include imidazoliums, pyrrolidiniums, phosphoniums and other cations paired with tetrafluoroborate, hexafluorophosphate, bi[(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl]-imide, and other anions.
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    Science chemistry Science surface Surface Structure
  • Professor Jonathan Hirst

    Computational approaches to modelling the shape and motion of proteins and the computer-aided design of potential new drug compounds. The computer methods employed include: quantum chemistry; simulation bioinformatics; neural networks; and statistics.
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    Science chemistry quantum statistics neural networks bioniformatics Science computational
  • Professor Stephen Joseph

    Human reactions to traumatic events. Post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic growth. Growth following adversity. Counselling and psychotherapy. Religious beliefs and attitudes. Happiness and well-being. Positive psychology.
    +44 (0) 115 748 4619
    Education Science happines belief post traumatic stress human reactions Trauma Adversity Counselling Religion Psychology
  • Dr Paul Dyer

    Fungal biology. Physiology and molecular biology of filamentous fungi. Pathology of eyespot diseases of cereals. Fungicides. Mushrooms. Toadstools.
    +44 (0) 115 951 3203
    Science Science life sciences biology Fungal molecular biology Physiology fungicides mushrooms toadstools disease
  • Professor John Brookfield

    Dr Brookfield's current activities focus on two main themes.i) Population and evolutionary genetics. This involves quantitative population genetics which highlights molecular evolution and the evolution of the genome.ii) Statistical analyses of biological data.
    +44 (0)115 823 0392
    Science Science life science gentics evolution Genome biological
  • Professor Simon Mosey

    Technology-based entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education; managing the commercial exploitation of science and technology within higher education; the development of technology-based innovations within networks.
    +44 (0)115 951 3763
    Business and economy Education Science Technology technology Entrepreneurship education Science higher education innovation
  • Professor Michael Merrifield

    Astronomy and astrophysics. Galaxies — their formation, evolution and structure. The Milky Way. Quasars and active galaxies. Cosmology. X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy.
    +44 (0)115 9515186/+44 (0)115 962 0819/07711 382612
    Science astronomy Astrophysics galaxies Milky Way quasars Cosmology x-ray Gamma Rays
  • Professor Georgina Endfield

    Environmental and climate history. Archival investigations for climate and environmental change in Latin America. Human adaptation and response to unusual weather events in historical context. Vulnerability to extreme weather and environmental history in southern Africa and Mexico.
    +44 (0115) 9515731/07786 066890
    Environment History Science Environment climate and environment history Geography Latin America
  • Dr Clare Burrage

    Investigations into Dark Energy and it's potential role in the expansion of the Universe.
    +44 (0)115 8467903/07733 361609
    Science astronomy dark energy universe galaxies Space Science Physics

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