Dr Avninder S Bhambra

Job: Programme Leader for Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) and Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 2078792

E: abhambra@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/alliedhealthsciences


Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

  • Arroo RRJ, et al. (2014) Phytoestrogens as natural prodrugs in cancer prevention: towards a mechanistic model. Phytochemistry Review.
  • F. Marken, A. S. Bhambra, D. Kim, R. J. Mortimer, S. J. Stott (2004). Electrochemical reactivity of TiO2 nanoparticles adsorbed onto boron-doped diamond surfaces. Electrochemistry Communications 6, 1153-1158.

Research interests/expertise

  • Development and biological evaluation of anticancer therapies
  • Development and biological evaluation of antimicrobial therapies for neglected tropical diseases and drug-resistant bacteria  
  • Medicinal Chemistry 
  • Biorganic Chemistry
  • Natural Product Synthesis
  • Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Phytotherapy
  • Analytical Chemistry

Areas of teaching

  • Anticancer Therapies
  • Antimicrobial Therapies
  • Molecular Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Research Projects
  • Professional Skills


  • BSc (Hons)
  • PhD
  • PGCert
  • MRSC

Courses taught

  • Biomedical Science
  • Medical Science
  • Advanced Biomedical Science
  • Pharmacy 

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Phytochemical Society of Europe
  • Editorial Board member for Cogent Chemistry
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Current research students

  • Supervising 3 PhD students 

Please contact for MSc or PhD opportunities.

Externally funded research grants information

  • Royal Society of Chemistry - Researcher Mobility Fellowship (2014) in collaboration with the University of Barcelona developing anticancer therapeutics.

Internally funded research project information

  • HEIF – Synthesis of Novel Antiprotozoal Agents for the Treatment of Neglected Tropical Diseases (2013).

Published patents

  • Novel Trypanocidal Compounds. Patent Application Number 1400366.9.

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