Smart Biomimetic Materials

April 21, 2016

Dr Sub Reddy from the School of Physical Sciences and Computing is UCLan’s Principal Investigator on multi-disciplinary research projects funded by The Wellcome Trust and The Leverhulme Trust.

He is developing smart biomimetic materials (molecularly imprinted polymers; MIPs) as alternative synthetic, stable, ethical and economical antibodies. Rapid antibody development is important for initial treatment of an infection, and novel vaccine development is crucial to the agenda on innovative manufacturing of macromolecular therapies for emergent diseases. Dr Reddy is directing the research of MIPs for novel therapeutics in the body and the novel capture of ribosomes respectively. In evidence of his ongoing leadership in multi-disciplinary research, he is currently PI of a Wellcome Trust grant (£100k; 2016-2018) collaborating with Dr Simon Graham, Veterinary Biologist (University of Surrey) and co-PI of a Leverhulme grant (£164k; 2014-2017), collaborating with Professor Andre Gerber (RNA Biologist, University of Surrey).