Key staff to deliver this short course
Dr Mukhlesur Rahman (Course lead/ coordinator) is a Senior Lecturer and Subject Head of Drug and Chemical Sciences at the University of East London who designed two new courses (both BSc and MSc Pharmaceutical Science) at UEL. He has got over 17 years of teaching in HEIs and over 20 years of research experience (inclusive of teaching) in Pharmaceutical and Natural Products Chemistry. Being awarded PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Strathclyde, he spent over 3 years at UCL for postdoctoral research in Natural Product Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. He also worked in both Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological companies. He is the fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Royal Society of Biology (FRSB) and Higher Education academy (FHEA). He has published 92 research articles in high quality research journals with over 3,000 citation and h-index of 32.
Dr Francesca Mazzacuva is a pharmaceutical chemist, fellow of the HEA, with over 10 years of experience at leading European institutions conducting research and teaching activities in the field of mass spectrometry. Following a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a post-doctoral specialisation in Clinical Applications of Mass Spectrometry, Dr Mazzacuva developed a research interest in new biomarker discovery and translational medicine. She joined the mass spectrometry team at the University-Hospital of Florence, developing new diagnostic methods in endocrine diseases and then moved to London working as a research associate at Great Ormond Street-Institute of Child Health in the area of inborn errors of metabolism. Prior to join UEL in 2021, she worked at Queen Mary University London and King’s College London in 2018, where her research focused on the development of high throughput tandem mass spectrometry methods for biomedical and toxicology applications.