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Mike Fry

Portrait of Michael Fry

Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences 


  • Part 1: The living Cell, The Living Cell 2, Laboratory and Study Skills for Biomedicine 
  • Part 2: Science Communication, Life and Death of a Cell, Molecular Biology of the Gene, Protein Structure and Function. 
  • Part 3: Cell Communication and Disease, Cancer

Research centres and groups

Member of Impact, Enterprise and Outreach

  • Joint Inventor on several patents linked to phosphoinositide 3-kinase research 
  • Host annual training day for British Biology Olympiad Finalists, Hosted BBO UK finals in 2013 
  • Local Ambassador for the Biochemical Society 

Research projects

  • Funding from British Heart Foundation 
  • Development of a mathematical model of platelet signalling and function - the Virtual Platelet - for in silico experimentation, drug discovery and diagnosis. 
  • Analysis of the non-genomic functions of histone deacetylases in cellular signalling using proteomic approaches - platelets as a model system. 
  • Analysis of phosphoinositide 3-kinases in cancer 
  • Evolution of cellular signalling systems

Professional bodies/affiliations

Local Collaborators

  • Prof. Jon Gibbins, School of Biological Sciences 
  • Dr Chris Jones, School of Biological Sciences 
  • Dr Marcus Tindall, Department of Mathematics and Statistics 
  • Dr Fazil Baksh, Department of Mathematics and Statistics 
  • Dr Philippa Darbre, School of Biological Sciences

International Collaborators

  • Dr Bernard Payrastre, Inserm U1048, I2MC and Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

National Collaborators

  • Prof. Marco Falasca, Queen Mary University, London 
  • Dr Tania Maffuccci, Queen Mary University, London

Selected publications

Pre 2003

Fry MJ. Phosphoinositide 3-kinase signalling in breast cancer: how big a role might it play? (2001) Breast Cancer Res. 3: 304-12.