School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Robert Workman





  1. 2007-2008  Laboratory Technician at Eclipse Scientific
  2. 2008-2013  BSc Biochemistry (hons)
  3. 2010-2011  Placement Student at Vernalis Plc

My current interests fall predominantly into protein misfolding diseases like prion diseases and Alzheimer’s Disease. My previous experience has encompassed oncology and protein expression/purification, and I have accrued many skills from these areas as a consequence.

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School Research Theme:

Animal Infection and Immunity

Research Topic:

The Development of Candidate Therapeutic and Diagnostic Ligands for Prion Diseases

Summary of Research:

Prion diseases include scrapie, mad cow disease and Creutzfelt Jakob Disease (CJD). These are devastating and transmissible neurodegenerative diseases which remain incurable to this day. My work aims to develop new therapeutic and diagnostic ligands for these diseases to aid in their treatment, and encompasses methods such as Next Generation Phage Display (NGPD) and protein misfolding cyclic amplification (PMCA).

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Primary Funding Source:

BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 6116
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