Job: Senior Lecturer in Microbiology (VC2020)
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Dr Raymond Allan is a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology in the School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University. His research focusses on the investigation of bacterial biofilms, developing an understanding of the adaptive mechanisms they employ to enable their survival within the human host, and investigating their role in chronic infectious disease. His research also includes the identification of targets for the development and investigation of novel treatment strategies for biofilm-associated infections.
He has over 10 years’ experience investigating biofilm-associated infections at University of Southampton, the National Biofilms Innovation Centre, and Southampton NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, joining De Montfort University in 2019.
Leicester Institute of Pharmaceutical Innovation for Integrated Care (LIPIIC)
Dean’s Award for outstanding contribution in Enterprise; University of Southampton (2017)
Targeting pneumococcal carbohydrate metabolism to treat childhood infections. Funded by Rosetrees Trust (PI, June 2018-2020). Investigation of chemically-modified galactose analogues as novel treatments for Streptococcus pneumoniae biofilm-associated infections.
Investigation of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) biofilm infection in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. 2 PhD studentships funded by Wessex Medical Research, Southampton NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, and Asthma, Allergy & Inflammation Research Charity (CI, Oct 2018-2021). Development of a new model incorporating NTHi, primary respiratory epithelial cells, and macrophages to investigate host-pathogen interactions and biofilm clearance using novel nitric oxide donor compounds.
Investigation into the role of epithelial lipid membrane profiles in bacterial colonisation. Funded by British Lung Foundation (CI, July 2019-2021). Investigation into how the lipid membrane profile of respiratory epithelium is linked to Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonisation and biofilm formation in Cystic Fibrosis.
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