Novel drug discovery, antimicrobial technologies and nanomaterials

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Medicinal Chemistry

  • Graeme Kay

    Graeme Kay

    Dr Kay is academic strategic lead for chemical sciences at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His key research interests lie in the areas of medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry.  

  • Paul Kong Thoo Lin

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    Professor Kong Thoo Lin is a professor at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His research focus is on the design and synthesise of novel bioactive compounds from natural sources with functionality to detect and treat diseases, and the development of new technology for the improvement of the environment.  

  • Materials Science

  • Kerr Matthews

    Kerr Matthews

    Dr Matthews is a lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His key research interests lie in drug delivery and formulation science, polymer science and its application in the pharmaceutical industry and wound healing.  

  • Drug Delivery

  • Barbara McKenzie

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    Barbara is a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her current research focuses on the development of an eye model for analysis of corneal drug transport and problem-based learning.  

  • Colin Thompson

    Colin Thompsom

    Dr Thompson is a lecturer in Surface Chemistry and Drug Delivery and Research Degrees Coordinator at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His research interests lie in the areas of polymer-drug conjugates, Drug micro- and nano-encapsulation, Polyelectrolyte delivery systems and Oral protein delivery.  

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  • Susan Duthie

    Susan Duthie

    Dr Susan Duthie is the Associate Head of School and Translational Research Lead at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her research interests include mechanisms of action of dietary nutrients on human health, the impact of plant compounds on human health, cancer and vascular disease; and the impact of micronutrients on cancer.  

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  • Colin Thompson

    Colin Thompsom

    Dr Thompson is a lecturer in Surface Chemistry and Drug Delivery and Research Degrees Coordinator at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His research interests lie in the areas of polymer-drug conjugates, Drug micro- and nano-encapsulation, Polyelectrolyte delivery systems and Oral protein delivery.