Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Group leaders

Dr Kehinde Ross, Dr Alistair Fielding

About the Group

We are focussed on delivering solutions to 21st century healthcare challenges related to cancer therapy, tissue repair, neurodegenerative disorders and respiratory diseases through chemistry, molecular bioscience and nanomedicine.

Research Themes

  • Biodegradable nanocarrier systems
  • Brain-targeted therapeutics
  • Nucleic acid therapeutics
  • Cancer therapeutics
  • Pandemic biotherapeutics

Cross-cutting themes (collaboration with other IHR groups and research centres)

  • Mathematical and statistical modelling to understand the biological and mechanical processes
  • Data science and artificial intelligence (AI)to derive predictive tools
  • Statistics to optimise experimental design

PhD Students

  • Petra Adamova
  • Ismail Al-Saadi
  • Maria Apostolou
  • Aderemi Bolarinwa
  • Yomi Benson
  • Thomas Daley
  • Gemma Farrington
  • Ravija Kadam
  • Gilbert Mogoko
  • Rachel Pritchard


Dr Emmanuel Babafemi

  • Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Dar-es-Salaam
  • Kisii University, Kenya
  • Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH)
  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals, Basildon UK
  • Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

Dr Amos Fatokun

  • University of Huddersfield, UK
  • University of Oulu, Finland
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  • University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • Bayero University Kano, Nigeria
  • Universitas Prima Indonesia, Indonesia

Dr Alistair Fielding

  • University of Bristol
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Canterbury, NZ
  • University of Lagos, Nigeria

Dr Francesca Giuntini

  • UFABC (Brazil)
  • University of Aveiro (Portugal)
  • University of Torino (Italy)
  • University of Porto (Portugal)
  • Acıbadem University (Turkey)
  • University of Limoges (France)

Dr Alun Hughes

  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cardiff
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester

Dr Iftikhar Khan

  • University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • University of Lincoln, UK
  • Qatar University, Qatar
  • Kohat University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Dr Alice McCloskey

  • Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Great North Children’s Hospital Newcastle
  • Newcastle University
  • Ulster University
  • Hashemite University Jordan
  • Mashhad University Iran

Dr Gavin McStay

  • Staffordshire University, UK
  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, UK
  • University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Open Library Society, USA

Dr Peter Penson

  • International Lipid Expert Panel
  • Lipid and Blood Pressure Meta-Analysis Collaboration Group
  • Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science
  • University of Liverpool
  • Medical University of Lodz (Poland)
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham (USA)
  • Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (Iran)
  • University of Milan (Italy)
  • University of Palermo (Italy)
  • Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic)

Dr Pattanathu Rahman

  • Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
  • Amity University, Noida, India
  • TeeGene Biotech Ltd.
  • TARA Biologics Ltd.

Dr Kehinde Ross

  • Cardiff University, UK
  • University of Edinburgh, UK
  • University of Liverpool, UK
  • University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Mbarara University, Uganda
  • Saveetha University, India

Prof Imran Saleem

  • Liverpool School of Tropical medicine, UK
  • Institute Butantan, Brazil
  • Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • University of Liverpool, UK
  • University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • University of Edinburgh, UK
  • University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
  • Assiut University, Egypt
  • University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Aerogen, Ireland