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Dr Allain Bueno
Expertise: dietary fats and the endocrine function of the adipose tissue and pancreas; diabetes and obesity as mild chronic inflammatory states and the role of endogenous antioxidants; cell membrane phospholipid composition in health and disease and its relation to nutritional status.
Self-funded project: Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health wellbeing
Dr Ray Camilleri
Expertise: molecular and biochemical haematology, particularly in the areas of haemostasis and thrombosis; site-directed mutagenesis; DNA sequence analysis; cell culture (bacterial and mammalian (human) cell lines); protein expression; molecular biology, e.g. genomic DNA preparation (particularly from blood samples), PCR, restriction enzyme digestion, cloning.
Dr Amy Cherry
Expertise: cancer cell signalling; viral Replication; protein expression and purification; crystallography; protein-protein interactions; molecular biology; gene cloning; mutagenesis; enzyme kinetics.
Dr Steven Coles
Expertise: Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML); protein and cellular redox regulation; AML/cancer immunology and immunotherapy; the role of metabolic processes in disease pathogenesis (branched-chain amino acid metabolism); cell signalling and apoptosis.
Dr Claire Martin
Expertise: Environmentally responsive, controlled release delivery systems for wound management; formulation and assay development of novel antimicrobial agents; in vitro modelling of wound healing; and development of platform solid dosage formulation technologies combined with advanced drug delivery systems for the treatment of oropharyngeal and gastrointestinal infections.
Dr Mike Wheeler
Expertise: cell-cell signalling in plants; plant receptor-ligand interactions; the biology and genetics of plant breeding systems; the genetics of natural hybridisation barriers in plants.