Staff Profile:Dr Keith Foster

Position / Job Title:
Associate Professor in Translational Medicine
Areas of Interest:
  • Funding from medical charities for muscular dystrophy and diabetes research
  • Engineering viruses to deliver large transgenes to augment muscle mass and function
  • Developing antisense exon skipping technologies to augment muscle mass and function
  • Developing peptide conjugates to increase gene medicine delivery or tissue tropism
  • Assessing impact of muscle loss associated with metabolic diseases
  • Developing gene medicines for metabolic diseases
Research groups / Centres:

Member of the Molecular & Cellular Medicine Group


Impact, Enterprise and Outreach:

  • Scottish parliamentary debate
  • UK parliamentary task force member for fast tracking gene medicines for rare diseases
  • European Medicine Agency 'clinical endpoints of trials' framework document
  • Interviews with BBC Radio 5 Live and the Naked scientist

Esteem Factors:

  • Scientific editorial board for the journal 'Human Gene Therapy Methods'.
  • Expert grant reviewer for 'Health Research Board, Ireland', 'Exerc-IND 2012', 'Association Française contre les Myopathies', 'Telethon of Italy', 'Myotubular Trust' and ad-hoc exert grant reviewer for other national and international funding agencies.
  • Chair of Scientific Advisory Board for medical charity 'Joining Jack'
  • Local organiser of the 2013 British Society of Gene Therapy meeting
  • International Duchenne Exon Skipping Consortium Member

International Collaborators:

National Collaborators:

  • Dr. Mark Cleasby, Royal Veterinary School, London
  • Prof. Raj Mookerjee, University College, London
  • Dr. Gautum Mehta, University College, London
  • Prof. Dominic Wells, Royal Veterinary School, London

Contact Details

+44 (0)118 378 4558

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