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Kevin Shakesheff

Professor of Advanced Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering, Faculty of VC's Office

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Biography

I am a Pharmacist and gained my PhD from Nottingham under the supervision of Martyn Davies and Saul Tendler. In 1996 I took up a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT with Bob Langer and returned to the UK in 1997 to take up an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship. In 2001 I was appointed to a Professorship.Major awards in recent years include:

2007 Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Achievement Award2003 Hanson Award2002 Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference Medal. 2001 MIT Technology Review List of the World's 100 Top Young Innovators. 2000 Royal Institution Scientist for the New Century

I have launched two spin-out companies, Critical Pharmaceuticals Ltd (winner of 2002 Research Councils Business Plan Competition) & RegenTec Ltd .

Teaching Summary

Examples of medicines in which innovative formulation science has improved the delivery of the drug. This includes current therapies in cancer, infection, anaesthesia and many more. My teaching aims… read more

Research Summary

My research interests focus on regenerative medicine and the delivery of biopharmaceuticals. I have invented numerous new delivery systems for cells and growth factors and applied these systems in… read more

Recent Publications

Examples of medicines in which innovative formulation science has improved the delivery of the drug. This includes current therapies in cancer, infection, anaesthesia and many more. My teaching aims to relate materials science to the real-life experience of Pharmacists and their patients.

Intellectual property and the development of new technologies in stem cell science, regenerative medicine and pharmacy.

Current Research

My research interests focus on regenerative medicine and the delivery of biopharmaceuticals. I have invented numerous new delivery systems for cells and growth factors and applied these systems in the regeneration of bone, cartilage, liver, nerve and corneal tissue. Our current goals include:

  • Design and manufacture of growth factor delivery systems
  • Investigate potential roles of cell delivery systems
  • Enhance clinical applicability of scaffolds
  • Improve architecture control within 3D stem cell cultures
  • Apply tissue engineered models in vitro in drug discovery and safety profiling

Next Generation Biomaterials Discovery

Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies, School of Pharmacy, The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6246
email: BiomaterialsDiscovery@nottingham.ac.uk