Job: Senior Lecturer
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.
T: +44 (0)116 257 7922
Paul Bremner has a particular interest in molecular and chemical authentication, including DNA fingerprinting and HPLC profiling of herbal medicinal products in the context of EU Directive 2004/24/EC which came into force in May 2011; and the impact on public health of medicinal herb use and the authentication of material sold.
Paul was also a Member (2008-2011) of both the Expert Group for Medicinal Plant Drugs at the European Pharmacopeia, Group 13B and the British Pharmacopeia on the Expert Advisory Group: Herbal and Complementary Medicines.
Click here for a full listing of Paul Bremner's publications and outputs|.
PhD, MBA, BSc, PGCert. in Professional and Higher Education.
British Pharmacopeia and European Pharmacopeia. Expert committees on herbal medicine.
Committee: British Pharmacopeia on the Expert Advisory Group: Herbal and Complementary Medicines. Period: 2008-2011.
Description: Ensuring pharmacopeia descriptions are accurate and appropriate for manufacturers to produce quality products for public sale; in addition: that they are in harmony with European guidelines.
Sarah Smith, MSc by research. 2nd supervisor
British Council: “Development of forensic science curriculum and scoping of need to create a centre of excellence” DelPHE-Iraq initiative. Jan–Sept 2011. £60,000, in collaboration with Dr Mark Chase and the forensic team. A film of the Iraqi academics experience is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksDN6Nc_z6k
Schwabe Pharma: Euro 30,000. Consultancy lab-based project in collaboration with Prof Adrian Slater and Dr Caroline Howard.
Internal PhD scholarship. Student: Dr Caroline Howard. June 2007-2011. Completed successfully. Title: The development of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) based methods for the identification and authentication of medicinal plant material.
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, since 2008. Reviewing papers that are submitted for publication.
Iraqi project has the potential for a large impact. It was the highest rated project by the British Council. See link to film above plus future British Council advertising of our project.
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