A card-carrying biochemist: BSc Biochemistry University of Bristol 1981 PhD Biochemistry, University of Nottingham 1985 Engaged with a wide range of disciplines (chemistry and materials, engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics) in an attempt to understand the structure of the space between the membranes of two cells. The result is I am now heavily committed to the development of new tools and technologies, because nothing out there will do the job!
The Liverpool Lab
BSc Veterinary Medicine from Qingdao Agricultural University, China, 2011.
I am currently a PhD student supervised by Dave Fernig and Mark Wilkinson.
My PhD project focuses on the fibroblast growth factors (FGFs).
BSc veterinarian, graduated from Qingdao Agricultural University, China, 2011.
I’m a-first-year PhD student supervised by Dave and Mark. My subject is on the interactions of fibroblast growth factors (FGFs).
I joined the team in October 2013. I am pursuing a PhD supervised by Dave Fernig, Ed Yates and Ralf Ritcher (CIC Biomagune, Spain). So this time next year I will have packed my bags and moved to Ralf’s lab in San Sebastian, where I will spend two years, before returning to Liverpool for my final year.
Before starting the PhD I graduated from a dual degree program including an MSc in Molecular Medicine at Cranfield University, Bedfordshire and a Master level Bioengineering diploma from Compiegne University of Technology, France.
My project focuses on the structure of the extracellular matrix, which I will analyse through the interactions between glycosaminoglycans and fibroblast growth factors.
Arthur was educated in Materials Science and Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree he received a European Union scholarship to join an international master’s program on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology where he studied at the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and at the Dresden University of Technology (Germany). After obtaining this Master’s degree he pursed a PhD as Marie Curie fellow on a European Research Network aiming at the development of multifunctional carbon nanotubes for biomedical applications. His doctoral work was focused on the development of magnetic nanostructures for drug delivery and hyperthermia based therapies. Since 2011 he is an Research Associate at the University of Liverpool (UK) working on the development of MRI contrast agents for the long term tracking of stem cells in vivo.
The IMRE Lab
The lab, set up by myself and Jon Hobley is happily fledged. Its aims are to develop new probes and materials as part of IMRE’s core mission. The applications of these materials is focussed on the major biomedical challenges of research teams in A*STAR’s BMRC institutes.
Les Anciens – The Alumni
I have links for the alumni who have a public profile on the web that I know about. Any further info from alumni gratefully received. In order of appearance… …so graduate students who went on to postdoc appear under grad students only (I’ll fix this someday…)
Graduate Students: PhD and MD
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry and Master of Science (Biotechology) from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Currently a PhD student supervised by Dave and Ed (Funded by Malaysia Govt and Universiti Malaysia Pahang).
PhD University of Liverpool 2012
BSc veterinarian from Qingdao Agricultural University, China, 2007.
PhD University of Liverpool 2012
BSc Biology, University of Manchester, 2007. MRes Physical Analysis of Biological Interactions at Surfaces, University of Liverpool, 2008.
PhD University of Liverpool 2013.
BSc Biochemistry, University of Liverpool 2009. Completed his PhD, co-supervised by Dave and Raphaël Lévy (Funded by MRC) on single gold nanoparticle imaging and detection using our photothermal microscope. Currently Postdoc at the University of New South Wales.
Following her 2 year degree in Mathematics and Informatics (François Rabelais University, Tours, France), a research masters in Physiology and Genetics (Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France) and a postgraduate diploma specializing in Biological Engineering (School of Engineering Polytech’ Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France), Virginie undertook a PhD at Liverpool on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). Her thesis was based on a Systems Biology approach comprising an in silico study of the hESC interactome for identifying potential key proteins in ‘stemness’ maintenance and and in vitro study of the real role of these proteins in hESCs.
Research Assistants and Post docs
21st Century research visitors
Christophe Vanpouille (USTL)
Denis Gentili (Bologna)
Oya Berrmek (Paris XII)
Yolandy Lemmer (Pretoria)
Heather Bethea (UNC)
Hikmat Daghestani (University of Pittsburgh)
Jon Lee (NUS/IMB)
Diah Bramono (IMB)