Scientific Director of the Kidscan Childrens Cancer Research Charity, University of Salford
I am currently the scientific director of the children's cancer research charity Kidscan, and a senior lecturer in biomedicine at the University of Salford. I teach biomedical science students on a IBMS accredited degree course and a biochemistry course that is accredited by the Society of Biology.
My research interests include cancer treatment, drug design and discovery, ECM biology, polysaccharide structural studies, technical development in glycomics and control of angiogenesis for the treatment of cancer. I also have considerable experience in clinical research, including taking part in radiotherapy and photodynamic therapy clinics and clinical trials. My current research interests include the development of complex polysaccharides as cancer therapeutic agents and the discovery of new antibiotics.
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