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TECHNICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGEMENT STAFF

(2013-Current)  Neil O'Hara: Research & Instrumentation Technician (300MHz and 400MHz NMR spectrometers, mass spectrometry facilities, Agilent HPLC instruments and optical equipment  including UV-visible spectrophotometers, fluorescence instruments and 96-well plate reader). 

CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

(2017-2020)  Bahareh Amirloo: “Design and development of novel therapeutic interventions: ‘intelligent’ catalytic systems for irreversible cleavage of disease-relevant RNA.” President’s Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Award with partial self-funding. 2017-2020. Main supervisor: Dr. Elena Bichenkova; co-supervised by Prof. David J. Clarke and Dr. Harmesh Aojula.

(2017-2020)   Sameen Yousaf: “Multi-functional DNA nano-biosensors: self-assembling peptidyl-oligonucleotide hydrogels for potential application in diagnostics and biomedicine”.  The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) with some contribution from President’s Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Award. Main supervisor: Dr. Elena Bichenkova; co-supervised by Prof. Alberto Saian and Prof. Aline Miller.

(2018-2022) Thomas Heyman: “Accelerating early-phase development of novel therapeutic interventions: ‘intelligent’ anti-cancer agents against oncogenic microRNAs.” MRC DTP studentship for 3.5 years. (Main supervisor: Dr. Elena Bichenkova; co-supervised by Prof. David J. Clarke and  Dr. Harmesh Aojula).

(2018-2022)  Budoor Al Umairi: “Application of Medicinal Chemistry for non-covalent functionalisation of graphene nanomaterials: potential application in screening ‘drug-graphene’ interactions and tracking drug delivery.” Self-funded student, 4 years. (Main supervisor: Dr. Elena Bichenkova; co-supervised by Prof. David J. Clarke).

(2019-2023)    Andrew Irwin: “Fostering the next generation of molecular diagnostics: 3D microfluidic RNA-sensing hydrogel biosensors for clinical analysis of miRNA biomarkers.” BBSRC DTP CASE together with Manchester BIOGEL (Main supervisor: Dr Elena Bichenkova, co-supervised by Prof. Alberto Saiani and Dr Harmesh Aojula; Supervisor at CASE Partner: Prof. Aline Miller).

COLLABORATIONS

Institute of Chemical Biology & Fundamental Medicine (ICBFM; Russia) – International Collaborator

http://www.niboch.nsc.ru/doku.php/en/structure/labs

Well-established collaborative links with ICBFM (through Prof. Marina Zenkova), earlier supported by a Wellcome Trust International Collaborative Award (2001-2004) and by the Russian Science Foundation.

Prof. Tom Brown (FRSC, FRSE), Professor of Nucleic Acid Chemistry at the Departments of Chemistry and Oncology of the University of Oxford

http://www.browngroupnucleicacidsresearch.org.uk/people/view/1/Tom-Brown

Dr. Michela Garofalo, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (UoM)

http://www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk/Our-Research/Transcriptional-Networks-in-Lung-Cancer

Prof. David J. Clarke, Director for Anmat Technology Ltd, Old Dutch Barn, Doctor Lane, Scouthead, Oldham, England, OL4 4AD, UK

Dr. Kepa Burusco-Goni, Medicines Discovery Catapult (Alderley Park)

https://md.catapult.org.uk/science-and-technology/
 
https://md.catapult.org.uk/informatics/
 
https://md.catapult.org.uk/virtual-rd/
 
https://md.catapult.org.uk/syndicates/
 
Prof. Jo Neill, Division of Pharmacy & Optometry, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health  (UoM)

https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/joanna.neill.html 

Prof. Stuart Allan, Division of Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (UoM)

https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/stuart.allan.html

Prof. Federico Roncaroli, Division of Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (UoM)

https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/federico.roncaroli.html

Prof. Alberto Saiani, Professor of Molecular Materials, School of Materials at the University of Manchester; Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/A.Saiani.html

Dr. Harmesh Aojula, Division of Pharmacy & Optometry, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health  (UoM)

https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/harmesh-aojula(58f9d413-b44d-446b-8729-04af2b34ce83).html

Dr. Richard Bryce, Division of Pharmacy & Optometry, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health  (UoM)

https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/richard-bryce(a4ad3717-73bf-47d6-9371-e30717522bb3).html