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Expert in Infectious Diseases, Systems Biology, Genetics and Bionanotechnology

Expert ID: 728723 United Kingdom

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Expert’s has more than 20 years research experience. Most of his research has been in the area of infectious diseases, particularly meningococcal meningitis and tuberculosis. Work in these areas has focussed on finding genetic basis of bacterial virulence and then using this information to identify novel drug targets or candidate vaccine antigens. In recent years Expert’s research interests have shifted towards systems biology of infectious diseases where Expert’s group has made notable achievements, for instance, constructing the first in silico model of the pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He has already recently entered the area of bionanotechnology where his work has focussed on the development of carbon nanotubes for biomedical application. Recent successes include, for instance, the construction of a system for cancer drug delivery to cells. Expert is also a popular science writer who writes on a wide range of subjects for the media, including genetics, synthetic biology and evolution.

Expert was hired as a consultant for a television company to provide advice of genetics program. Expert was hired by a vaccine company to evaluate a vaccine preparation. Expert was hired by a pharamceutical company to evaluate the potential of a meningitis vaccine.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: PhD Subject: Biochemistry Institution: Imperial College, University of London
Year: 1977 Degree: BSc Subject: Biochemistry Institution: Bedford College, University of London

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor of Molecular Genetics Department: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Responsibilities: Expert is Strategy Leader for Interdisciplinary Research
Years: 1985 to 1990 Employer: St George's Hospital Medical School Title: Research Fellow Department: Surgery Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2007 to Present Agency: BBSRC Role: Expert Panel Member Description: Expert is a panel member of grants Committee B.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Society of General Microbioology, Americal Microbiological Society, Acid-Fast Club, Genetical Society, Veterinary Club.
Professional Appointments
Panel member of UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has three patents in infectious diseases diagnostics.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert was employed as an Expert witness on the UK MMR/Autism trial. He was commissioned to produce a report on the genetic component of autism.
Training / Seminars
Expert has organized several workshops and conferences on systems biology both in the UK and abroad.
Marketing Experience
Some of Expert's research is sponsored by industrial sponsors.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is an excellent popular science writer who has written articles published in the Guardian in the UK and the Washinton Post in the US on a wide range of topics from genetically modified crops to synthetic biology.

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