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Professor Jon Gibbins

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Professor Jon Gibbins
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Professor
Jon Gibbins

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Responsibilities

Professor of Cell Biology

Areas of Interest

  • Funding from British Heart Foundation, MRC, BBSRC, Heart Research UK, and pharmaceutical companies
  • Programme grants from British Heart Foundation and MRC
  • Understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate the function of platelets in haemostasis and thrombosis
  • Development of new strategies for the prevent of thrombosis
  • Cell signalling, specialist assays of haematological function, in vivo analysis of thrombosis and its prevention
  • Development of a mathematical model of platelet signalling and function - the Virtual Platelet - for in silico experimentation, drug discovery and diagnosis.
  • Founding director of the ICMR, which brings together the distinctive range of research expertise across the University to enable us impact on reducing the burden of cardiovascular diseases and the metabolic conditions from which they develop, through disease prevention and treatment.

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Impact, Enterprise and Outreach

  • Discovery of platelet receptor and associated signalling mechanisms that are the basis of drug discovery programmes by pharmaceutical companies
  • Collaboration with pharmaceutical sector towards the development of more effective anti-thrombotic agents or strategies
  • Enterprise Fellow 2005
  • Extensive worldwide media coverage of research publications
  • Interviews with local and national print and broadcast media
  • Public lectures, children's lectures (Reading and Royal Institution), children's workshops, and school visits

Esteem Factors

  • Full editorial board member, Journal of Biological Chemistry: 2008-present
  • Full editorial board member, British Journal of Pharmacology: 2014-
  • British Heart Foundation Project Grants Committee: 2009-2012
  • Heart Research UK Novel and Emerging Technologies panel: 2010-
  • John French Lecture 2008 - British Atherosclerosis Society
  • Visiting Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Teaching

  • Part 3: Cardiovascular Disease

Local Collaborators

  • Dr Chris Jones, School of Biological Sciences
  • Dr Lucia Stefanini, School of Biological Sciences
  • Dr Simon Clarke, School of Biological Sciences
  • Dr Michael Fry, School of Biological Sciences
  • Professor Julie Lovegrove, Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • Dr Marcus Tindall, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Dr Fazil Baksh, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Dr Keith Foster, School of Biological Sciences
  • Dr Alexander Edwards, Chemistry

International Collaborators

Extensive international collaborations include colleagues at

    • Sick Kids Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada
    • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    • Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
    • Emory University, Atlanta, USA
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    • Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
    • Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    • Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan
    • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University, Australia
    • School for Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
    • University of Marseille, France
    • Max Plank Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster, Germany
    • King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

National Collaborators

Our research is supported by extensive formal and informal collaborations with colleagues at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge and at the Universities of

  • Cambridge
  • Leicester
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Hull
  • Surrey
  • Nottingham
  • King's College London
  • Imperial College London

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Other publications

Clarke SR, Foster SJ. (2006) Surface adhesins of Staphylococcus aureus. Advances in Microbial Physiology. 51:187-224.

Clarke SR, Brummell KJ, Horsburgh MJ, McDowell PW, Mohamad SA, Stapleton MR, Acevedo J, Read RC, Day NP, Peacock SJ, Mond JJ, Kokai-Kun JF, Foster SJ. (2006) Identification of in vivo-expressed antigens of Staphylococcus aureus and their use in vaccinations for protection against nasal carriage. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 193:1098-1108.

Pourmand MR, Clarke SR, Schuman RF, Mond JJ, Foster SJ. (2006) Identification of antigenic components of Staphylococcus epidermidis expressed during human infection. Infection and Immunity. 74:4644-4654.

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