Centre for Synthetic Biology and the Bioeconomy

Medicines & Healthcare

Medicines & Healthcare

Overview

Medicines and Healthcare is one of our 10 main research themes. Find out about what we do, and which members of staff are involved.

Medicine and healthcare are two of the most exciting and potentially rewarding areas of application for synthetic biology.

Many of these applications are challenging due to the complications of regulation and certification. Despite this, we're making progress in many areas.

These areas include:

  • the development of new therapeutics
  • overcoming antibiotic resistance
  • new forms of biosensors

Longer term developments include the use of bacteria programmed to target cancerous cells. We're also looking into reprogrammed human cells that undergo apoptosis under conditions likely to lead to tumour formation.

We're using synthetic biology approaches to study the process of ageing. These approaches are offering new intervention strategies.

Find out about our research theme staff members.

Staff

Find out which members of staff are involved in the Medicines and Healthcare research theme.

Dr Phillip Aldridge
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3218

Dr Celine Cano
Reader in Medicinal Chemistry

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7060

Professor Kenneth Dalgarno
Sir James Woodeson Professor of Manufacturing Engineering

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8554

Professor Jane Endicott
Prof of Cancer Structural Biology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4422

Professor Jeff Errington
Director of the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology (CBCB)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3235

Dr Daniel Frankel
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6782

Professor Bernard Golding
Senior Research Investigator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6647

Dr Ian Hardcastle
Reader in Medicinal Chemistry

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6645

Professor Colin Harwood
Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3221

Professor Brendan Kenny
Professor of Medical Microbiology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7960

Professor Jeremy Lakey
Professor of Structural Biochemistry

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8865

Dr Heath Murray
Professor of Bacterial Genetics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3233

Professor Martin Noble
Prof of Biom Struct & Anticanc Drug Des

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4466

Dr James Stach
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4813

Professor Waldemar Vollmer
Prof of Bacterial Biochemistry

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3216

Professor Nikolay Zenkin
Professor of Molecular Biology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3227