Biomedical and Environmental Health

Biomedical and Environmental Health Group

Research to understand the role of factors such as diet and environmental hazards on human health.

Biomedical Environmental Health

Biomedical and Environmental Health

The Biomedical and Environmental Health Group is engaged in interdisciplinary research to understand the role of factors such as diet and environmental hazards on human health and how this can be mitigated through diverse approaches.

Research carried out includes non-invasive diagnosis of kidney damage and the development of methodologies for early diagnosis of disease, particularly diabetic nephropathy and drug-induced nephrotoxicity.  

The relationship between folate, free radicals and trace elements in disease and the use of dietary supplementation, food supplementation and other methods to prevent, delay or alleviate the associated pathological problems is another area of research. Health problems under investigation include cardiovascular diseases, breast and ovarian cancer, endometriosis, arsenocosis, multiple sclerosis etc.  

Development of novel antimicrobial agents to counter the problem of antibiotic resistance along with methods for rapid identification of microbes is another area of research activity within the group. 

Developing novel strategies

Improving the environment through removal of harmful chemicals from water and the food-chain is another area of research.  This includes development of novel, environmental friendly, strategies for removal of toxic contaminants from water.  This ranges from the use of a novel catalyst, supported on a mesh, for the oxidative decomposition of a wide range of organic pollutants in wastewater to using a powder produced from the root of the water hyacinth to remove arsenic from drinking water.

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Biomedical and Environmental Health

Group Lead: Dr Parvez Haris
                     +44 (0)116 250 6306
                     pharis@dmu.ac.uk|


 
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