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Hassan Al-Bewani

Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences,

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Expertise Summary

Interested in discovery of immunomodulatory biomaterials from large combinatorial polymer libraries with the view of identifying novel biomaterials whose surface chemistry would induce specific immune responses to biomaterials, using macrophage phenotype as a surrogate for the immune response. This work specifically aimed at addressing the clinical problem of foreign body response (FBR) associated with implanted medical device failures. By discovering new chemistries that modulate macrophage phenotype from the pro-inflammatory (M1) phenotype to the regenerative/anti-inflammatory (M2) phenotype. Also, to study the effects of controlled macrophage phenotypes on liver fibrosis and wound healing.

Key techniques used for the area of research include, human blood cell isolation, Multiplex flowcytometry, qPCR, ELISA, proteomics and high content immunofluorescence imaging data analysis.

Research Summary

He is an Assistant Professor and researcher of Immunology at the department of biology, University of Garmian. Currently he works with Immunology, Immunobioengineering and Biomaterial Discovery… read more

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Current Research

He is an Assistant Professor and researcher of Immunology at the department of biology, University of Garmian. Currently he works with Immunology, Immunobioengineering and Biomaterial Discovery research group, University of Nottingham. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1998 at the University of Salahaddin and his Master of Science is in Medical lab technology and Immunology. He achieved his PhD in Immunology at The University of Nottingham in 2017.

He works on using a high throughput materials screening approach to discover biomaterials for biological and medical applications. Also, he is working to characterize relationships between biomaterial surfaces and modulated immune cells.

Past Research

He has authored several papers dealing with immunology, some of them in high quality peer reviewed publications, including research articles in Nature Scientific Reports, Immunobiology and Biomaterials Science.

Future Research

The impact of controlled macrophage phenotypes on liver fibrosis and wound healing

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University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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