Job: Lecturer in Biomedical/Medical Science
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.
T: 0116 2577888
Dr. Mark Evans is a Lecturer in Biomedical and Medical Science. He is a graduate of Brunel University (BSc.) and Louisiana State University (PhD) with an extensive academic and research background in the area of free radical biology and oxidative stress.
During his career he has worked in the areas of cigarette smoking-induced lung disease, automimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus) and cancer and prior to coming to De Montfort University was a post doctoral scientist then lecturer at The University of Leicester. His primary interests lie in the area of DNA damage/repair and role in disease pathogenesis. Additionally he has worked in the area of human biomonitoring, examining excreted markers of nucleic acid oxidation and their biological sources, particularly the role of nudix hydrolases.
Dr. Evans also has active research interests in the therapeutic potential of natural products, primarily anti-cancer activity and mechanism. Dr. Evans has significant experience of teaching/teaching administration for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, as well as design of and academic lead for MSc. programmes.
Biomedical and Environmental Health Group
To see all of Mark's publications and outputs click here.
Free radicals and oxidative stressOxidative and free radical damage to nucleic acids; analysis of biomarkers of damage to nucleic acid; biological meaning and sources of urinary nucleic acid oxidation products; repair/processing of oxidatively-damaged nucleic acids; biomarkers of repair of oxidatively-damaged DNA; Nudix hydrolases.
CancerDNA damage and repair in carcinogenesis; potential use and mechanism of chemical agents derived from natural products as anti-cancer agents.
PhD Biochemistry/Organic Chemistry (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge)BSc. (Hons) Applied Biochemistry (Brunel University)
BSc. Biomedical ScienceBMedSci. Medical ScienceMSc. Advanced Biomedical Science
Diploma from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education recognising contribution to oxidative stress research in lung cancer, 2006.
Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry
Fellow of The Institute of Biomedical ScienceHonorary member Lupus UK/West Midlands Lupus Group
Past:Biochemical SocietySociety for Free Radical ResearchUK Environmental Mutagenesis Society
First supervisorIbrahim Alhabib (PhD)
Philip Okyere (DHSci)
Hesham Khodeir (PhD)
Gurminderjeet S. Jagdev (PhD)
Sian Atkin-Smith (MRes)
2005-2008 Editorial Board, Eurekah Bioscience.
Jan. 2009 Invited Chair, session on ‘Interpretation of urinary DNA oxidation products’ at 2nd Copenhagen Workshop on DNA Oxidation, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Oct. 2009 Guest at No.10 Downing St. for Lupus UK Reception hosted by Sarah Brown as part of Lupus Awareness month.
Invited Speaker at the IFRA UK Fragrance Forum 2016, The Royal Society, London, UK, October 2016.
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