Dr Angela Pine

School of Life Sciences
Dr Angela Pine



Specialist in functional nucleic acids (DNAzymes, RNA-cleaving DNAzymes), nucleic acid based nanoparticles, molecular biology, and cancer research. Skilled in predictive modelling of nucleic acid interactions, computational modelling and machine learning using R as well as having 'wet-lab' expertise. I have a passion for biologically inspired engineering, designing and developing new ways to use biological design in innovations that answer unmet scientific need. Trained as an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with a First Class Honours Biomedical Science degree. Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science. Member of the IBMS Cellular Pathology Specialist Advisory Panel. Masters by dissertation in Cell & Molecular Biology. Scholarship PhD in Cell & Molecular Biology, developing a novel gene therapy and nanoparticle delivery system for castrate resistant prostate cancer (end-stage) resulting in 2 patents (Pine et al., 2023). Founder of 10zyme, a company that aims to make screening women for HPV an easier process. Member of the HPV Coalition.


  • PhD Cell & Molecular Biology University of Essex, (2021)

  • MSc by dissertation Cell & Molecular Biology University of Essex, (2016)

  • BSc Biomedical Science University of Essex, (2014)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Essex (1/10/2022 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Transferable Skills in Life Sciences (BS143)

  • Anatomy and Physiology (BS161)

  • Employability Skills for the Biosciences (BS211)

  • Cell Biology (BS225)

  • Cell Biology and Cellular Pathology (BS238)

  • Research Project in Biomedical Science (BS831)

  • Biomedical Science: Practice and Employability (BS214)

  • Research Project in Life Sciences (BS832)


Journal articles (2)

Pine, AC., Brooke, GN. and Marco, A., (2023). A computational approach to identify efficient RNA cleaving 10-23 DNAzymes.. NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics. 5 (1), lqac098-

Pine, AC., Fioretti, FF., Brooke, GN. and Bevan, CL., (2016). Advances in genetics: widening our understanding of prostate cancer. F1000Research. 5, 1512-1512



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