Job: Lecturer in Biomedical Science (VC2020)
School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 2078009
Dr Abu-Median joined De Montfort University as a VC2020 Lecturer in Biomedical Science in 2017. He is a veterinarian and a molecular microbiologist with several years of research experience coupled with teaching undergraduate veterinary, medical and pharmacy students and supervision of PhD students.
Abu-Bakr obtained his BVSc from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, where he started his academic career and co-established a private veterinary practice as a farm animal vet. He followed his MSc in Applied Molecular Microbiology from The University of Nottingham with a PhD in Molecular Bacteriology from the University of Bristol, while based at the Compton Laboratory of the Institute for Animal Health (now The Pirbright Institute). Dr Abu-Median remained at the Institute as a Research Scientist until 2010, then joined the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham as a Research Fellow to continue his research under funding from the EU and the BBSRC until 2016.
Major research expertise in Microbial Molecular Diagnostics and Structure-Function Analysis of Microbial Virulence Factors coupled with Computational Homology Modelling. Current research focuses on developing DNA-based assays and microarrays for portable high–throughput molecular diagnostic and multi-pathogen screening devices (Lab-on-a-Chip) for use in clinical settings, patient bedside and in the field. As an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Dr Abu-Median developed a particular interest in methods of supervising postgraduate students.
Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy
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