Postgraduate Students and Research Visitors

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Michael graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2014 with a BSc degree in Chemistry (Hons). He then attended The University of Salford, obtaining MSc Drug Design and Discovery degree with a distinction grade in 2017. 

 

Michael is currently a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Salford, under the supervision of Dr Zeljka Krpetic. His scholarship is provided by the Doctoral Training Alliance scheme within the DTA Biosciences for Health programme. Michael's project focuses on Gold Nanoparticles and their application in cancer nanotechnology.

Following completion of his Ph.D. Michael hopes to continue research in the field of nanomedicine via post-doctoral work. 

PhD student

Michael Greenwood

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Saqer Al-Abdullah is currently an MSc student in Drug Design and Discovery at the University of Salford. Previously, Saqer graduated with a BSc in Pharmacy in 2016 from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan. He worked for two years as a medical representative for Hikma International Pharmaceutical Company.

In May 2019, he joined Salford NanoLab to carry out his final Master’s project under the supervision of Dr. Zeljka Krpetic.

Saqer has a strong passion for research in nanoparticles and their drug delivery properties in multifactorial diseases, such as cancer.

Visiting Researcher & MSc Drug Design and Discovery

Saqer Al-Abdullah

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Moira graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 2018 with a BSc in Pharmacy (Hons) Degree. She is currently undertaking a Master in Biotechnology at the University of Salford.

In June 2019, she has been accepted as a research visitor, joining Salford NanoLAB in order to carry a project involving the conjugation of Au nanoparticles and monoclonal antibodies to achieve the characterization of diverse epitopes on the surface of exosomes, under the supervision of Dr. Zeljka Krpetic.

Visiting Researcher  & MSc Biotechnology

Moira López

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Ataa graduated from Al Mustansiriyah University, Iraq in 2011 with a BSc degree in Pharmacy. She worked as a demonstrator in the same University before deciding to pursue her master degree in Drug Design and Discovery at Salford University in January 2019.

She is currently a research visitor at NanoLAB to gain technical and theoretical insight in this field to proceed with her master’s research project which will focus on the design of multifunctional nanomedicine for targeted cancer therapy under the supervision of Dr. Zeljka Krpetic

Visiting Researcher & MSc Drug Design and Discovery

Ataa Abdul-Ameer

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Daria graduated from the University of Salford, UK in 2016 with a BSc in Pharmaceutical Science. Daria is currently a master’s student in Drug Design and Discovery at the University of Salford.

In March 2019, she joined Salford NanoLab as a research visitor. Her project is to investigate the effects of gold nanoparticles on behavioural changes of brown shrimp under the supervision of Dr. Zeljka Krpetic.

Visiting Researcher & MSc Drug Design and Discovery

Daria Aziz

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Angelo obtained a BSc degree in Chemistry in 2015 at UNIMORE (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy), with a thesis entitled "Gold electrochemical sensor for detection of micromolar concentrations of heavy metals in industry's wastewater". 

 

He is currently a Master student in Chemical Sciences at Unimore, Italy.

In March 2018 he moved to Salford University and joined Salford NanoLAB to carry out his master final research project in collaboration with Dr Zeljka Krpetic, under the ERASMUS+ exchange programme. 

Angelo is passionate about new recyclable materials for the circular economy, especially polymers and derivates. Involved in a non-profit organization, called Moninga, to economically sustain the orphanage and hospital of Kimbondo (DR Congo).

In April 2019 Angelo graduated with 1st honours degree from the University of Modena with a thesis "Gold Nanoparticles for Anticancer Applications" developed in Salford NanoLAB under co-supervision of Dr Krpetic.

Visiting Researcher on ERASMUS+ Masters scheme

Angelo Casali

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Doxi graduated from the University of Salford, the United Kingdom in 2017 with a BSc in Biochemistry-First Class (Hons) Degree. During her undergraduate studies, she was awarded the Gold Student Success Award 2017 by the University of Salford and the Women’s Voice Student Silver Award 2018.

 

Doxi is currently undertaking her Master in Biotechnology at the University of Salford. Her Master research project will involve the development of new synthetic approaches for the reproducible synthesis of anisotropic gold nanoparticles including nanorods, triangular nanoplates and branched nanoparticles for applications in nanodiagnostics and nanomedicine and will develop new approaches for challenging nanoparticle purification and their sorting based on size and shape.

In June 2017 Doxi has been granted the honorary status of visiting research student at the Salford NanoLAB where she is actively involved in a number of research activities including attendance of group meetings and contributes to the discussions and development of research ideas under the supervision of Dr Zeljka Krpetic. Her goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in the area of nanotechnology and develop further research ideas.

Following her MSc degree as a best MSc student in Biotechnology, Doxi is now a PhD student at the University of Southampton working in Prof Antonios Kanaras research group.

Visiting Researcher & MSc Biotechnology

Doxi Misatziou

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Daniel graduated from the University of Salford, United Kingdom in 2017 with a BSc in Biochemistry (Hons) Degree. During his undergraduate studies, Daniel completed a personal project on the use of cellulose degrading enzymes for the use of biofuels and specialized in clinical immunology to further his studies.

 

Daniel is currently undertaking a Master in Biotechnology at the University of Salford. His Master research project will involve the reproducible synthesis of Ag and mixed-metal Au-Ag functionalized nanoparticles that will be applied to antimicrobial studies. He is also hoping to extend his research of nanoparticles to it uses as a catalyst in biofuels.

 

in March 2018 Daniel has been given the status of honorary visiting research student at the Salford NanoLAB activities, where he is actively involved in a number of research activities including attendance of group meetings and contributes to the discussions and development of research ideas under the supervision of Dr. Zeljka Krpetic.

At the end of the Masters, Daniel is hoping to find work in the biotechnology industry.

Visiting Researcher & MSc Biotechnology

Daniel Murray

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Helen is currently in the final year of her BSc. Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Salford.

 

Her project under the supervision of Dr. Zeljka Krpetic is focused on the green synthesis of gold nanoparticles using Solanum tuberosum which acted as a reducing agent and stabiliser.

 

After graduating in the summer of 2018, Helen hopes to pursue a MSc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Visiting Researcher 

Helen Yeung

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Kenny graduated from the University of Manchester in summer 2018 with a B.Sc. in Physiology. Kenny joined as a research associate under the supervision of Dr Zeljka Krpetic in August 2018, synthesising spherical and star-shaped gold nanoparticles and examining their cytotoxicity by MTT assay in the A549 carcinomic lung cell line and has greatly enjoyed his time here. After a working holiday, Kenny plans to further pursue a M.Sc. and possibly a Ph.D. in Human Physiology.

 Visiting Researcher

Kenny Wong

UA DTA PhD at the University of Salford