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Queen's University Belfast Medical Biology Centre

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Reader in Functional Genomics
Head of Nutural Drug Discover Group
School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast
Medical Biology Centre
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast BT9 7BL
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

Research Interests:

Regulatory peptide biochemistry, peptide phylogeny, peptide ontogeny, peptide purification, isolation and sequencing of peptides, peptide interaction with target cells, peptide degradation, peptidase specificity and localisation, analysis of synthetic peptide analogues and their interaction with antibodies and receptors, peptide chromatography including HPLC, peptides in endocrine and non-endocrine neoplasias, the physiology and pathophysiology of regulatory peptides in man and animals, natural product chemistry and drug discovery, venom peptides and proteins, isolation, pharmacological characterisation and molecular cloning of novel bioactive peptides, analogue and inhibitor design, angiogenesis, cell growth regulators, vasoactives, neuropeptides and feeding/anxiety behaviours, insulin-releasing molecules.


Academic Awards Recieved:
  • October/2006: Senior Award of the City & Guilds of London Institute, Membership in Biomedical Science.
  • September/2011:   Cardiovascular Innovation Award at the Medical Futures Innovation Awards in London - Awarded for recognitions of outstanding contribution to innovation in natural drug discovery