Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Philemon Gyasi-Antwi is a BBSRC Research Fellow at the Translational Medical Sciences Unit of the School of Medicine, University of Nottingham (2021 -). He is working on a cross-disciplinary project to investigate the interplay between lung epithelial cells and macrophages during SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Philemon graduated with a BSc in Biological Sciences from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, in 2010. He then proceeded to the University of Oxford to undertake a Master's degree in Integrated Immunology in 2012. At Oxford, he developed a research interest in host-pathogen interactions and joined Professor Peter Beverley and Dr Elma Tchilian's lab to investigate the immunogenicity of a Cytomegalovirus-based vaccine candidate (MCMV85A) against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He then moved to the University of Nottingham in 2014- and completed his PhD in 2018 investigating the role of hxc-type II secretion system of Pseudomonas aeruginosa during pathogenesis under the supervision of Dr Luisa Martinez-Pomares and Professor Miguel Camara. After his PhD, Philemon took Research Fellowship posts in a multidisciplinary diabetes research group led by Dr Gary Adams to (1) develop an innovative pre-screening tool for the management of gestational diabetes in Ghana (2018-2019) and (2) to develop novel antimicrobial-polymeric formulations for wound healing applications in diabetic patients with deleterious injuries (2019-2020).
Host-pathogen interactions (Inflammatory response of adaptive and innate immune cells to pathogens) and Vaccine development.
*Application of biopolymers for drug delivery and wound healing.
*Field-based interventional study for Gestational diabetes management.
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