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Akmal Bin Sabri

PhD student,



I graduated with a Masters of Pharmacy (MPharm) in 2016 from University of Nottingham. Prior to my undergraduate course, I've undertaken a short research at University Putra Malaysia where I investigated the effect of anthocyanins from garcinia mangostana in inducing apoptosis in MCF-7 human breast cancer cell line.

During my second year of my undergraduate degree, I was awarded the Wellcome Trust Summer Scholarship that gave the opportunity to work with Dr Pavel Gershkovich and his team to develop a HPLC-UV method for detecting cannabinoids in rat plasma. In my research year of my MPharm course, I undertook a project with Dr Snow Stolnik and Dr Giuseppe Mantovani that investigated the effect of how mannosylated liposomes interact with the ligand binding proteins, lectin. In the same year, I was also granted the Royal Society of Chemistry summer scholarship that gave me the chance to work with Dr Mischa Zelzer and Dr Maria Marlow in investigating the effect of surface chemistry on supramolecular gelation.

I was awarded the University of Nottingham Vice Chancellor Research Excellence scholarship in tandem with funding from the EPSRC that gave me the opportunity to join the Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) for Advance Therapeutics and Nanomedicine. In my training year, I undertook a training project with Dr Giuseppe Mantovani and Dr Snow Stolnik that looked into synthesising a library of membrane inserting polymers in an attempt to further elucidate the architecture of the plasma membrane. For my industrial training project, I worked under the supervision of Miss Catherine Hallam where we looked into the factors that influence the propensity of tablet defects in commercial manufacture and transfer.

Under the supervision of Dr Maria Marlow and Dr David Scurr, my PhD project involves the fabrication of novel delivery system with the aim of improving the therapy of basal cell carcinoma.

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