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Cameron Alexander

Professor of Polymer Therapeutics, Faculty of Science

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Biography

BSc and PhD in Chemistry, University of Durham, UK

Post-Doctoral Research at the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, University of Cambridge

Member of EPSRC Science Engineering and Technology Board (SETB)

Chair - EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team 2016-2019

Chair -UK PharmSci - Pharmaceutical Science in a Changing World - 2019

Macro Group UK Medal 2014

Expertise Summary

Our research aims to develop materials which can improve the delivery of small molecule drugs, genes and vaccine components to target sites in the body, to enhance therapeutic efficacy and reduce side-effects. The main focus of the work is on polymer therapeutics, for which we are developing a range of synthetic, natural and hybrid materials to transport drugs, genes and cells safely and efficiently to disease locations. We are currently working on polymer formulations for cancer medicines, anti-infectives and RNA vaccines in collaboration with groups from all over the world.

Teaching Summary

Pharmaceutics for cancer drugs, Pharmaceutical biotechnology, Vaccine formulations

Research Summary

Recent papers describe new responsive materials as potential aids for drug targeting, RNA vaccine formulation and microbial detection (Nanoscale 2020, Adv. Ther.2019, Biomacromolecules 2020, Nature… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

Recent papers describe new responsive materials as potential aids for drug targeting, RNA vaccine formulation and microbial detection (Nanoscale 2020, Adv. Ther.2019, Biomacromolecules 2020, Nature Mater 2014,), drug and gene delivery (Adv. Ther. 2020, ACS Nano 2020, J. Control Release 2020, Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2020,), and synthetic biology (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, ChemBioChem 2019, Artificial Life 2015, Nature Chem 2013).

This research is supported by a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Fellowship, UKRI and industry research grants. In addition to research and teaching, I am a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Science, Engineering and Technology Board.

Measures of Esteem

  • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder, 2016-
  • EPSRC Impact Fellowship 2016-18
  • RSC/SCI Macro Group Medal and Lectureship 2014
  • EPSRC Leadership Fellowship - 2009-2014.
  • Chair of EPSRC Physical Sciences Strategic Advisory Team - 2016 -2019.
  • Academic Lead - EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, Nottingham 2012-2015.
  • EPSRC Materials Science Strategy Review Panel 2012-2014.
  • Head of Division: Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering, School of Pharmacy 2009-
  • Director - EPSRC/AstraZeneca/University of Nottingham Doctoral Training Centre 2006-
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2006-2013
  • Member of International Advisory Board, Biomaterials Science, 2012-
  • Steering Group Member for RSC Review of Chemical Biology, 2007.
  • EPSRC Peer Review College 2003--
  • Australian Research Council Peer Review College member 2014-
  • Teaching

    Pharmaceutics lead for Cancers DMP module 2014 and contributor to drug delivery / pharmaceutics modules, Applied Biomolecular Technology MSc

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Past Research

Polymer synthesis, organic magnets, self-assembly of liquid crystalline polymers and molecular imprinting

Future Research

Advanced Biomaterials, Nucleic acid vaccines, Nanomedicines, Responsive polymers, Anti-Microbial Resistance, Synthetic Biology

School of Pharmacy

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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