Synthetic Macromolecules in Nanomedicine | Chemistry meets Biology
|Dates:||23 October 2013|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Pharmacy School|
|Who is it for:||Alumni, Current University students, University staff|
Host: Manchester Pharmacy School
Speaker: Dr Christy Hunter
During the Gulf war it was observed that following administration of plasma expanders to military personnel injured on the battlefield anaphylactic type events occurred, some of which were fatal. This seminar will cover the scientific path to the identification of the causative synthetic macromolecules, the underlying mechanistic basis of these events, as well as the relevance of these findings to modern clinical and experimental Nanomedicine.
Dr. Christy Hunter is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at the University of Manchester and is a Fellow of both The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He received his first degree in pharmacy from the University of Brighton and following pre-registration training in hospital qualified as a pharmacist in 1993. He undertook post graduate studies in bioorganic chemistry (1993-1996) at the University of Sussex, being mentored by the 1975 Nobel prize winner in chemistry Prof. Sir John Cornforth.
Following a shortened post doctoral fellowship in polymer synthesis he was appointed to faculty in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Brighton where he undertook a range of roles within the division of pharmaceutics over the following 14 years. He joined the University of Manchester in July 2012. His primary research focus is in understanding the behaviours and mechanistic basis of synthetic polymer interaction within biological milieu particularly in reference to experimental and currently used nanomedicines.
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Lecture Theatre 2