Plant Science

  • Nashiru Billa

    My research expertise is within the realm of nanoparticulate drug delivery which essentially means using nanotechnology to formulate drug carriers for the purpose of enhancing their availability where needed in the body. I am particularly interested in utilising natural materials in the construction of nanoparticulate carriers because of their 'acceptability' to biological systems. In this regard we have used chitosan, bees wax, cocoa butter, coconut oil etc to successfully construct nanoparticulate carriers for several therapeutic agents. I also have expertise in formulating therapeutic agents from plant sources in nano-particulates for treating diseases like cancer and we are currently studying how the active constituent from turmeric (curcumin) can be packaged into a nanoparticle system in the treatment of colon cancer.
    Health and Medicine Plant Science Science drug delivery natural materials colon cancer biology
  • Dr Amanda Rasmussen

    Plant scientist. I work with crops and horticultural species investigating how they function - how do roots form, how do they respond to stressful environments, how do they take up nutrients and water and what that means for the whole plant.
    Environment Plant Science Science Crops plants horticulture roots agriculture
  • Professor David Salt

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

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