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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 availableDivisionAcademic Contact
Array printing Array printing using pin and piezo instruments Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Morgan Alexander
Atomic force microscopy Atomic force microscopy (including environmental control options) Advanced Materails and Healthcare Technologies Clive Roberts
Drug Discovery Drug discovery and medicinal chemistry in the areas of oncology, cardiovascular disease, infection & immunity, respiratory disease, inflammation, neurodegenerative disease Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Peter Fischer
Medicinal Chemistry Drug discovery and medicinal chemistry in the areas of oncology, cardiovascular disease, infection & immunity, respiratory disease, inflammation, neurodegenerative disease Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry 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 Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Peter Fischer
Computational Methods High performance computational methods for molecular modelling, nanomedicine and drug design Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Charles Laughton
High performance computing Computational methods for molecular modelling, nanomedicine and drug design Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Charles Laughton
Molecular modelling Computational methods for molecular modelling, nanomedicine and drug design Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Charles Laughton
Structure-based ligand design Active Site Pressurisation (ASP): a new structure-based ligand design that takes into account target protein Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Charles Laughton
Drug design Computational methods for molecular modelling, nanomedicine and drug design Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Charles Laughton
Protein-protein interactions Characterisation of protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions. LXXLL and related motifs. Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Lodewijk Dekker, Stephanie Allen, David Heery
Protein-ligand interactions Characterisation of protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions. LXXLL and related motifs. Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Lodewijk DekkerStephanie Allen, David Heery
Enzymes Mechanism of enzymatic reactions, using X-ray crystallographyMechanism of enzymatic reactions, using X-ray crystallography Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Jonas Emsley
Fluorescent ligand design Fluorescent ligand design Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Barrie Kellam
Peptides Chemistry of peptides and peptidomimetics Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Weng Chan
Chemical biology Chemical biology in the areas of infection,oncology and neurodegenerative disease Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Weng Chan
Drug discovery Drug discovery in the areas of infection,oncology and neurodegenerative disease Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Weng Chan
Medicinal chemistry Medicinal chemistry in the areas of infection,oncology and neurodegenerative disease Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Weng Chan
Peptidomimetics Chemistry of peptides and peptidomimetics Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Weng Chan
Protein Structure Protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Jonas Emsley
X-ray crystallography Protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Jonas Emsley
High throughput crystallisation robotics High throughput crystallisation robotics for X-ray diffraction studies Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Jonas Emsley
Fluorescent assay technology Fluorescent assay technology Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Barrie Kellam
NMR spectroscopy NMR spectroscopy Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Lee Hibbett
Mass spectrometry (including LC-MS-MS) Mass spectrometry (including LC-MS-MS) Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Lee Hibbett
High pressure liquid chromatography High pressure liquid chromatography Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Lee Hibbett
Biomedical materials Biomaterials and biosurfaces for biomedical applications Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Morgan Alexander
Surface chemical characterisation Surface chemical characterisation Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Morgan Alexander
Surface chemical modification Surface chemical characterisation Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Morgan Alexander
Nanoscale characterisation Nanoscale characterisation and imaging Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Clive Roberts
Nanoscale imaging Nanoscale characterisation and imaging Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Clive Roberts
Crystallisation Crystallisation Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Martyn Davies
Protein folding & unfolding Protein folding & unfolding Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Phil Williams
Polymorphs Polymorph screening and materials characterisation Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Jonathan Burley
Fluorescence sensing Fluorescence sensing Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Jonathan Aylott
Chemical sensors and biosensors Chemical sensors and biosensors Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Jonathan Aylott
Atomic force microscopy Atomic force microscopy (including environmental control options) Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Clive Roberts
Scanning thermal microscopy Scanning thermal microscopy. Differential scanning calorimetry and nanothermal analysis. Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Clive Roberts
Differential scanning calorimetry Scanning thermal microscopy. Differential scanning calorimetry and nanothermal analysis. Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Clive Roberts
Nanothermal analysis Scanning thermal microscopy. Differential scanning calorimetry and nanothermal analysis. Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Clive Roberts
Optical tweezers Optical tweezers Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Clive Roberts
Surface plasmon resonance Surface plasmon resonance Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Clive Roberts
X-ray powder diffraction X-ray powder diffraction Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Clive Roberts
Confocal Raman spectroscopy Confocal Raman spectroscopy, including variable temperature and spatial mapping Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Phil WilliamsJonathan Burley
Biopharmaceuticals Biopharmaceuticals design, characterisation and formulation Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Stephanie Allen
UV/Vis spectroscopy UV/vis and IR spectroscopy, including PM IRRAS and ATR. Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Morgan Alexander
IR spectroscopy UV/vis and IR spectroscopy, including PM IRRAS and ATR. Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Jonathan Burley
       
ToF-SIMS ToF-SIMS, including spatial mapping & depth profiling. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies Morgan Alexander
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy ToF-SIMS, including spatial mapping & depth profiling. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies 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.    
Microparticle synthesis Micro & Nanoparticle synthesis and particle size analysis - including dynamic light scattering, laser particle sizing, zetapotential, disc centrifuge, Nanosight Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation 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 Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Snow Stolnik , Clive Roberts
Nanoparticle synthesis Micro & Nanoparticle synthesis and particle size analysis - including dynamic light scattering, laser particle sizing, zetapotential, disc centrifuge, Nanosight Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation 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 Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Snow Stolnik, Clive Roberts
Nanoscale drug delivery systems Nanoscale and colloidal drug delivery systems Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Martin Garnett
Colloidal delivery systems Nanoscale and colloidal drug delivery systems Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Cynthia Bosquillon
Protein formulation Small molecule, protein and nucleic acid formulation including controlled release and extended half-life Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Martin Garnett
Nucleic acid formulation Small molecule, protein and nucleic acid formulation including controlled release and extended half-life Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Martin Garnett
Mucosal Drug Delivery Oral, mucosal and pulmonary drug delivery Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Snow Stolnik
Pulmonary drug delivery Oral, mucosal and pulmonary drug delivery Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Cynthia Bosquillon
Lung absorption models In vitro drug permeability studies, models of lung epithelia Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Snow Stolnik
In vitro drug permeability studies In vitro drug permeability studies, models of lung epithelia Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Snow Stolnik
Isolated perfused rat lungs Isolated perfused rat lungs Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Cynthia Bosquillon
Drug transporters in the lung Drug transporters in the lung Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Cynthia Bosquillon
Cell delivery systems Cellular and mitochondrial delivery vectors Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Cameron Alexander
Stimuli-responsive polymers Stimuli-responsive polymers Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Cameron Alexander
Polymer synthesis Polymer design and biomaterials synthesis Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Cameron Alexander
Biomaterials synthesis Polymer design and biomaterials synthesis Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies Kevin Shakesheff
Scaffolds for regenerative medicine Scaffolds for regenerative medicine Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies Kevin Shakesheff
Stem cell science Stem cell science including adult and embryonic stem cells Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies Lee Buttery
Fluorescence spectroscopy Light microscopy including epifluorescence and confocal. Fluorescence spectroscopy. Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies Felicity Rose
3D imaging of solids Microcomputed tomography for 3D imaging of solids and porous materials Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies Kevin Shakesheff
Microcomputed tomography Microcomputed tomography for 3D imaging of solids and porous materials Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies Kevin Shakesheff
Thermal properties of polymers Thermal and mechanical properties of polymers Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies Kevin Shakesheff
Mechanical Properties of polymers Thermal and mechanical properties of polymers Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies Kevin Shakesheff
Materials characterisation Materials characterisation (NMR, size exclusion chromatography) Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Cameron Alexander
Supercritical fluid technologies Supercritical fluid technologies Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies Kevin Shakesheff
In vitro models In vitro models of bone, liver and other tissues Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies Lee Buttery
Stimuli-responsive polymers Stimuli-responsive polymers Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Cameron Alexander, Giuseppe Mantovani 
Polymer synthesis Polymer design and biomaterials synthesis Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Cameron Alexander, Giuseppe Mantovani 
Materials characterisation Materials characterisation (NMR, size exclusion chromatography) Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Cameron Alexander, Giuseppe Mantovani
Glycomaterials synthesis Glycopolymers design and protein glycoconjugates synthesis  Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation Giuseppe Mantovani
Protein-polymer biohybrid materials  Site-specific protein conjugation  Molecular Therapeutics and Formulation 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

Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies, Centre of Analytical Bioscience

Dave Barrett, Dong-Hyun KimCatherine Ortori

Ambient mass spectrometry Ambient analysis of biologically relevant surfaces and tissues by liquid extraction surface analysis (LESA) and desorption electrospray ionisation (DESI)-mass spectrometry

Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies, Centre of Analytical Bioscience

Dave Barrett, Dong-Hyun KimCatherine Ortori

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

Biomolecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry

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

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