Biomedical Sciences Research

Research Division Leader: Professor Simon Andrews

Cell Division

The Biomedical Sciences division includes 37 Principal Investigators as academic staff members. The purpose of our research is to further understand both the healthy and disease states, as well as mechanisms of infection, through use of a range of approaches such as bioinformatics, biomolecular, biophysical, disease modelling, physiological, structural biology and systems biology. Our overall aim is to identify new approaches for maintaining and improving wellbeing. The scope of our research is broad, encompassing studies on the major factors influencing health in the developed world, including aging, cancer, cardio-vascular disease and diabetes, with emphasis on areas such as heart physiology, haemostasis and thrombosis. Examples of other interests are novel therapies for muscular dystrophy, factors controlling fertility, and current and emerging transmissible diseases including foot & mouth disease, haemorrhagic fever, plague and MRSA infection. Research within the division is central to the University's interdisciplinary research strengths in Health and Food Security, and is thus key in driving these major themes.

The division is suitably organised into three specialist research groupings,

Several academic staff in these research groupings are also members of the
Institute for Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research and the Centre for Food Security.

We have recently benefited from a new £2.5 million Cardiovascular Imaging Facility, three Academic Investment Post appointees, the introduction of a new MRes programme in Biomedical Sciences, two new full-time Teaching Fellows and upgrading of our Microbiology facilities; these investments have significantly reinforced our research capacity and can be expected to further accelerate the momentum of our future development.

Academics Research Interests

Professor Simon Andrews

[Head of Biomedical Sciences]

Molecular Bacteriology, Iron regulation and virulence, Functional genomics in E.Coli

Dr Andrew Bicknell


Endocrinology, Adrenal gland, Pituitary, Stress axis
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Sam Boateng


Cardiovascular research, Myocyte mechanosensing, Circadian proteins
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr John Bowen

John Bowen

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Gavin Brooks


Cardiovascular research, Myocardial regeneration
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Simon Clarke


Molecular Bacteriology, Host-pathogen interactions, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes

Professor Angela Clerk

Dr Angela Clerk

Cardiovascular research
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Professor Philippa Darbre


Breast cancer, Environmental oestrogens
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Philip Dash


Cell signalling, Cell Migration, Nitric oxide, Apoptosis
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Evangelos Delivopoulos

Evangelos  Delivopoulos

Biomedical Engineering

Dr Keith Foster


Gene therapy, muscular dystrophies, exon skipping
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Michael Fry


Cell signalling, PI-3 kinase signalling, Proteomics & kinase signalling, GSK-3 & Wnt signalling in platelets
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Professor Jon Gibbins


Cardiovascular research, Cell Biology, Platelets, Haemostasis, Thrombosis

Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Sillas Hadjiloucas

Sillas Hadjiloucas

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William Harwin

William Harwin

Biomedical Engineering

Dr Yoshikatsu Hayashi

Yoshikasu Hayashi

Biomedical Engineering

Professor William Holderbaum

William Holderbaum

Biomedical Engineering

Dr Craig Hughes

Craig Hughes

Cardiovascular research, Cell Biology, Platelets, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Signal transduction
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Faustina Hwang

Faustina Hwang

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Rob Jackson


Molecular Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Pseudomonas biology

Dr Christopher Jones


Cardiovascular research including genetics and genomics of platelet signalling
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Professor Ian Jones


Molecular Virology, Retroviruses, Hepaciviruses, Baculoviruses

Dr Eva Kevei

Eva Kevei

The physiological role of ubiquitylation dependent signaling pathways in ageing
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Professor Phil Knight


Reproductive biology, Endocrinology, Ovarian follicular development, Ovulation, Early embryo development
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr David Leake


Cardiovascular research, Atherosclerosis, Oxidised Low Density Lipoprotein
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Professor Jian-Mei Li

Jian-Mei Li

Cardiovascular research
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Sheila MacIntyre


Molecular Bacteriology, Protein secretion, Pili assembly, Fish pathogens

Professor Rachel McCrindle

Rachel McCrindle

Biomedical Engineering

Dr Liam McGuffin


Protein structure, Bioinformatics, Prediction of protein folding
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Professor Slawomir Nasuto

Slawomir Nasuto

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Ketan Patel


Developmental Biology, Skeletal muscle development.
Adult skeletal muscle function, Embryonic skeletal muscle growth
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Alice Pollitt

Alice Pollitt

Cell-cell communication between platelets and non-hematopoietic cells.
Spatial and temporal organisation of the cell surface.
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Dyan Sellayah

Dr Dyan Sellayah

Obesity research
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Professor Simon Sherratt

Simon Sherratt

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Peter Sugden


Cardiovascular research
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Nandini Vasudevan

Nandini Vasudevan

Neuroendocrinology and Molecular Endocrinology with an emphasis on behaviour using physiologically relevant model systems
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Dr Kim Watson


Protein structure & function, protein-protein & protein-ligand interactions, X-ray crystallography, Circular Dichroism, Computational biology
Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Professor Ying Zheng

Ying Zheng

Biomedical Engineering

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