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Expertise and techniques

The School has five major Research Divisions housed in state of the art modern facilities. To find out how your business could benefit from our world-class expertise and research techniques, see the interactive table below.

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Our expertise and techniques
Keyword(s) Area of Expertise or Technique available Division Academic Contact
Drug Discovery Drug discovery and medicinal chemistry in the areas of oncology, cardiovascular disease, infection & immunity, respiratory disease, inflammation, neurodegenerative disease Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Peter Fischer
Medicinal Chemistry Drug discovery and medicinal chemistry in the areas of oncology, cardiovascular disease, infection & immunity, respiratory disease, inflammation, neurodegenerative disease Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Peter Fischer
High throughput compound screening High throughput compound screening: fully automated state-of-the-art facility for a managed compound collection (initially >100k diverse drug-like small molecules) currently being established Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Peter Fischer
Computational Methods High performance computational methods for molecular modelling, nanomedicine and drug design Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Charles Laughton
High performance computing Computational methods for molecular modelling, nanomedicine and drug design Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Charles Laughton
Molecular modelling Computational methods for molecular modelling, nanomedicine and drug design Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Charles Laughton
Structure-based ligand design Active Site Pressurisation (ASP): a new structure-based ligand design that takes into account target protein Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Charles Laughton
Drug design Computational methods for molecular modelling, nanomedicine and drug design Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Charles Laughton
Protein-protein interactions Characterisation of protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions. LXXLL and related motifs. Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Lodewijk Dekker, Stephanie Allen, David Heery
Protein-ligand interactions Characterisation of protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions. LXXLL and related motifs. Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Lodewijk DekkerStephanie Allen, David Heery
Enzymes Mechanism of enzymatic reactions, using X-ray crystallographyMechanism of enzymatic reactions, using X-ray crystallography Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Jonas Emsley
Fluorescent ligand design Fluorescent ligand design Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Barrie Kellam
Peptides Chemistry of peptides and peptidomimetics Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Weng Chan
Chemical biology Chemical biology in the areas of infection,oncology and neurodegenerative disease Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Weng Chan
Drug discovery Drug discovery in the areas of infection,oncology and neurodegenerative disease Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Weng Chan
Medicinal chemistry Medicinal chemistry in the areas of infection,oncology and neurodegenerative disease Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Weng Chan
Peptidomimetics Chemistry of peptides and peptidomimetics Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Weng Chan
Protein Structure Protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Jonas Emsley
X-ray crystallography Protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Jonas Emsley
High throughput crystallisation robotics High throughput crystallisation robotics for X-ray diffraction studies Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Jonas Emsley
Fluorescent assay technology Fluorescent assay technology Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Barrie Kellam
NMR spectroscopy NMR spectroscopy Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Lee Hibbett
Mass spectrometry (including LC-MS-MS) Mass spectrometry (including LC-MS-MS) Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Lee Hibbett
High pressure liquid chromatography High pressure liquid chromatography Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology Lee Hibbett
Biomedical materials Biomaterials and biosurfaces for biomedical applications Biophysics and Surface Analysis Morgan Alexander
Surface chemical characterisation Surface chemical characterisation Biophysics and Surface Analysis Morgan Alexander
Surface chemical modification Surface chemical characterisation Biophysics and Surface Analysis Morgan Alexander
Nanoscale characterisation Nanoscale characterisation and imaging Biophysics and Surface Analysis Clive Roberts
Nanoscale imaging Nanoscale characterisation and imaging Biophysics and Surface Analysis Clive Roberts
Crystallisation Crystallisation Biophysics and Surface Analysis Martyn Davies
Protein folding & unfolding Protein folding & unfolding Biophysics and Surface Analysis Phil Williams
Polymorphs Polymorph screening and materials characterisation Biophysics and Surface Analysis Jonathan Burley
Fluorescence sensing Fluorescence sensing Biophysics and Surface Analysis Jonathan Aylott
Chemical sensors and biosensors Chemical sensors and biosensors Biophysics and Surface Analysis Jonathan Aylott
Atomic force microscopy Atomic force microscopy (including environmental control options) Biophysics and Surface Analysis Clive Roberts
Scanning thermal microscopy Scanning thermal microscopy. Differential scanning calorimetry and nanothermal analysis. Biophysics and Surface Analysis Clive Roberts
Differential scanning calorimetry Scanning thermal microscopy. Differential scanning calorimetry and nanothermal analysis. Biophysics and Surface Analysis Clive Roberts
Nanothermal analysis Scanning thermal microscopy. Differential scanning calorimetry and nanothermal analysis. Biophysics and Surface Analysis Clive Roberts
Optical tweezers Optical tweezers Biophysics and Surface Analysis Clive Roberts
Surface plasmon resonance Surface plasmon resonance Biophysics and Surface Analysis Clive Roberts
X-ray powder diffraction X-ray powder diffraction Biophysics and Surface Analysis Clive Roberts
Confocal Raman spectroscopy Confocal Raman spectroscopy, including variable temperature and spatial mapping Biophysics and Surface Analysis Phil WilliamsJonathan Burley
Biopharmaceuticals Biopharmaceuticals design, characterisation and formulation Biophysics and Surface Analysis Stephanie Allen
UV/Vis spectroscopy UV/vis and IR spectroscopy, including PM IRRAS and ATR. Biophysics and Surface Analysis Morgan Alexander
IR spectroscopy UV/vis and IR spectroscopy, including PM IRRAS and ATR. Biophysics and Surface Analysis Jonathan Burley
Array printing Array printing using pin and piezo instruments Biophysics and Surface Analysis Morgan Alexander
ToF-SIMS ToF-SIMS, including spatial mapping & depth profiling. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Biophysics and Surface Analysis Morgan Alexander
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy ToF-SIMS, including spatial mapping & depth profiling. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Biophysics and Surface Analysis Morgan Alexander
Scanning Electron Microscope/Cryo-SEM Comprehensive Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) facility/service. There is also Cryo-SEM available for freeze fracturing wet samples. Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Christine Grainger-Boultby
Microparticle synthesis Micro & Nanoparticle synthesis and particle size analysis - including dynamic light scattering, laser particle sizing, zetapotential, disc centrifuge, Nanosight Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Snow Stolnik, Clive Roberts
Microparticle sizing and characterisation Micro & Nanoparticle synthesis and particle size analysis - including dynamic light scattering, laser particle sizing, zetapotential, disc centrifuge, Nanosight Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Snow Stolnik , Clive Roberts
Nanoparticle synthesis Micro & Nanoparticle synthesis and particle size analysis - including dynamic light scattering, laser particle sizing, zetapotential, disc centrifuge, Nanosight Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Snow Stolnik, Clive Roberts
Nanoparticle sizing and characterisation Micro & Nanoparticle synthesis and particle size analysis - including dynamic light scattering, laser particle sizing, zetapotential, disc centrifuge, Nanosight Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Snow Stolnik, Clive Roberts
Nanoscale drug delivery systems Nanoscale and colloidal drug delivery systems Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Martin Garnett
Colloidal delivery systems Nanoscale and colloidal drug delivery systems Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Cynthia Bosquillon
Protein formulation Small molecule, protein and nucleic acid formulation including controlled release and extended half-life Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Martin Garnett
Nucleic acid formulation Small molecule, protein and nucleic acid formulation including controlled release and extended half-life Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Martin Garnett
Controlled release formulations Small molecule, protein and nucleic acid formulation including controlled release and extended half-life Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Colin Melia
Oral drug delivery Oral, mucosal and pulmonary drug delivery Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Colin Melia
Mucosal Drug Delivery Oral, mucosal and pulmonary drug delivery Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Snow Stolnik
Pulmonary drug delivery Oral, mucosal and pulmonary drug delivery Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Cynthia Bosquillon
Lung absorption models In vitro drug permeability studies, models of lung epithelia Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Snow Stolnik
In vitro drug permeability studies In vitro drug permeability studies, models of lung epithelia Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Snow Stolnik
Isolated perfused rat lungs Isolated perfused rat lungs Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Cynthia Bosquillon
Drug transporters in the lung Drug transporters in the lung Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Cynthia Bosquillon
Cell delivery systems Cellular and mitochondrial delivery vectors Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Cameron Alexander
Stimuli-responsive polymers Stimuli-responsive polymers Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Cameron Alexander
Polymer synthesis Polymer design and biomaterials synthesis Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Cameron Alexander
Biomaterials synthesis Polymer design and biomaterials synthesis Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Kevin Shakesheff
Scaffolds for regenerative medicine Scaffolds for regenerative medicine Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Kevin Shakesheff
Stem cell science Stem cell science including adult and embryonic stem cells Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Lee Buttery
Fluorescence spectroscopy Light microscopy including epifluorescence and confocal. Fluorescence spectroscopy. Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Felicity Rose
3D imaging of solids Microcomputed tomography for 3D imaging of solids and porous materials Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Kevin Shakesheff
Microcomputed tomography Microcomputed tomography for 3D imaging of solids and porous materials Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Kevin Shakesheff
Thermal properties of polymers Thermal and mechanical properties of polymers Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Kevin Shakesheff
Mechanical Properties of polymers Thermal and mechanical properties of polymers Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Kevin Shakesheff
Materials characterisation Materials characterisation (NMR, size exclusion chromatography) Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Cameron Alexander
Supercritical fluid technologies Supercritical fluid technologies Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Kevin Shakesheff
In vitro models In vitro models of bone, liver and other tissues Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Lee Buttery
Stimuli-responsive polymers Stimuli-responsive polymers Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Cameron Alexander, Giuseppe Mantovani 
Polymer synthesis Polymer design and biomaterials synthesis Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Cameron Alexander, Giuseppe Mantovani 
Materials characterisation Materials characterisation (NMR, size exclusion chromatography) Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Cameron Alexander, Giuseppe Mantovani
Glycomaterials synthesis Glycopolymers design and protein glycoconjugates synthesis  Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Giuseppe Mantovani
Protein-polymer biohybrid materials  Site-specific protein conjugation  Drug Delivery and tissue engineering Giuseppe Mantovani
LC-MS LC-MS analysis (qualitative or qualitative) of low (<1200) biological molecules using electrospray or APCI ionisation modes with either accurate mass/high resolution, MSn or targeted (MRM) MS detection

Molecular and Cellular ScienceCentre of Analytical Bioscience

Dave BarrettCatharine Ortori

Transcription factors Transcription factors – nuclear receptors, p53, AML1, IRFs.

Molecular and Cellular Science

David Heery
Transcription cofactors. Transcription cofactors. Molecular and Cellular Science David Heery
Proteomics and enzymology Proteomics and enzymology Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Post-translational modifications – SUMOylation. Post-translational modifications – SUMOylation. SUMOylation assays. Molecular and Cellular Science David Heery
Chromatin modification Chromatin modification Molecular and Cellular Science David Heery
Histone acetyltransferases Histone acetyltransferases. HAT assays and chemical inhibitor screens. Molecular and Cellular Science David Heery
Immunology Immunology Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Allergology Allergology Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Parasites as therapy Parasite culture and clinical trial support Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
cDNA library construction Yeast two hybrid. Protein expression, purification and analysis. cDNA library construction. Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Protein expression Yeast two hybrid. Protein expression, purification and analysis. cDNA library construction. Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Protein Purification Yeast two hybrid. Protein expression, purification and analysis. cDNA library construction. Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Protein Analysis Yeast two hybrid. Protein expression, purification and analysis. cDNA library construction. Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Flow Cytometry Flow cytometry/FACS analysis Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Stem cell transformation assays Haematopoietic stem cell transformation assays Molecular and Cellular Science Lee Buttery
Immune cell culture Complex immune cell separation and culture (Treg, dendritic cells) Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Immune cell separation Complex immune cell separation and culture (Treg, dendritic cells) Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Allergy models Wound healing and allergy models Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Wound healing models Wound healing and allergy models Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Antibody assays Antibody & cytokine/chemokine assays Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Cytokine/chemokine assays Antibody & cytokine/chemokine assays Molecular and Cellular Science David Pritchard
Health Economics Health Economics Social Research in Medicines and Health Rachel Elliott
Pharmacoepidemiology Pharmacoepidemiology Social Research in Medicines and Health Rachel Elliott
E-Health E-Health Social Research in Medicines and Health Claire Anderson
Role of the pharmacist Role of the pharmacist in improving the health of the public Social Research in Medicines and Health Claire Anderson
Non-medical prescribing Non-medical prescribing Social Research in Medicines and Health Claire Anderson
Pharmacy law and ethics Pharmacy law and ethics Social Research in Medicines and Health Claire Anderson
Medicines adherence Medicines adherence Social Research in Medicines and Health Claire Anderson
Pharmacy education Pharmacy education Social Research in Medicines and Health Claire Anderson
Medicines use and safety Medicines use and safety Social Research in Medicines and Health Claire Anderson
Qualitative Research Qualitative research (in-depth interviews & focus groups, observation, case studies) Social Research in Medicines and Health Claire Anderson
Systematic literature reviews Systematic literature reviews Social Research in Medicines and Health Claire Anderson
Health technology assessment  Health technology assessment  Social Research in Medicines and Health Rachel Elliott
Health economic modelling  Health economic modelling  Social Research in Medicines and Health Rachel Elliott
Primary care database manipulation Primary care database manipulation Social Research in Medicines and Health Matt Boyd
Survey design and analysis Survey design and analysis Social Research in Medicines and Health Claire Anderson

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