Centre for Synthetic Biology and the Bioeconomy

Staff Profile

Dr Daniel Frankel

Senior Lecturer

Background

Introduction

My expertise is in experimental soft matter physics applied to biological membranes, proteins and the extracellular matrix. By understanding what happens to these molecules as we age, I hope to further understand the process of ageing and diseases associated with ageing such as cancer. With collaborators in Cambridge University we use the long lived rodent, the naked mole rat, to examine the ageing process and resistance to age related diseases. More information about this unusual creature  can be found at the University of Cambridge Naked Mole Rat Initiative. I am also an associate of the Newcastle Institute for Ageing. More information on my research can be found in the biophysics of ageing group webpages.

I teach thermodynamics in the School of Engineering and biophysics in the School of Physics.

My publications/citations information can be found at: 

Google Scholar Profile for Dr Daniel Frankel

Qualifications

BEng (First Class) Queen Mary, University of London  [Subject - Bioengineering]


PhD University of St-Andrews, Scotland 

Previous Positions

Postdoc University of Cambridge

Postdoc Sandia National Labs, USA

Memberships

British Biophysical Society

Royal Society of Chemistry

Institute of Physics

Informal Interests

Electronics - Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Robotics

Science Fiction

History 

Research

Funding

CRUK 

EPSRC

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Current:

Thermodynamics Stage 1

Thermodynamics stage 2

Design Project

Research Project


Past:

Fluid Mechanics Stage 1

Crystallization Stage 3

Biomaterials Stage 3/4 

 

Publications