Essex Biomedical Sciences Centre

People

Membership is open to academic/research staff at the University of Essex who are actively engaged in collaborative research with medical professionals in regional Hospital NHS Trusts or wish to explore collaborative opportunities. Membership is also open to medical professionals of regional Hospital NHS Trusts who are actively engaged in collaborative research with academics or wish to explore collaborative opportunities.

University of Essex

Dr Selwa Alsam

School of Life Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Interactions of microorganisms with the blood brain barrier; Hospital-related infections and Infection control.

Dr Greg Brooke

School of Life Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Factors that promote tumour growth and therapy resistance in prostate and breast cancer.

Professor Nelson Fernandez

School of Life Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Immunological receptors; Reproductive Immunology and Autoimmunity.

Dr Valerie Gladwell

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Applied Physiology and Sports Medicine; The psychological benefits of green exercise including self-esteem and mood; The beliefs and barriers to physical activity.

Dr Murray Griffin

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Soft outcomes in the Health service; The interface between mental health and exercise; Using the Nintendo Wii as a therapeutic intervention; Green Exercise.

Dr Andrew Harrison

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Bioinformatics; Medical Statistics.

Professor Berthold Lausen

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: biostatistics, epidemiology, systems biology, improving the validity for molecular signatures of cancer progression by gene expression.

Dr Metodi Metodiev

School of Life Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Cell signalling; Proteomics; Biological mass spectrometry; Cancer biology.

Professor Dominic Micklewright

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Mood State Disturbance and Recovery; Physiotherapy; Fatigue; Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Professor Klaus McDonald-Maier

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex

Research interests: Assistive Biomedical Technology and Systems, Healthcare robotics.

Dr Andrea Mohr

School of Life Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Stem cells and cancer.

Dr Brandon Reeder

School of Life Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Development of haemoglobin-based blood substitutes; Biochemical mechanisms of disease states, including oxidative reactions in conditions of haemolysis (acute renal failure following rhabdomyolysis and delayed vasospasm following subarachnoid haemorrhage).

Dr Philip Reeves

School of Life Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Molecular mechanisms of Retinitis Pigmentosa caused by inherited mutations in rhodopsin.

Dr Gavin Sandercock

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Paediatric physical activity and fitness; Geographical and social interactions with exercise: promoting active commuting; Prevention and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease; Non-invasive measurement of cardiac autonomic function.

Professor Leonard Schalkwyk

School of Life Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Genomic and epigenomic methods and software; Epigenomics and the environment; Alzheimer's disease; Schizophrenia.

Dr Matthew Taylor

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Gait analysis; Sports Biomechanics.

Dr Ralf Zwacka

School of Life Sciences, University of Essex

Research interests: Mesenchymal stem cells and cancer therapy; Apoptosis pathways and treatment resistance mechanisms in cancer; Cell death regulation in stem cells.