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Prof Steven Edwards B.Sc., Ph.D

Professor Biochemistry


    Personal Statement

    Steve Edwards obtained his BSc and PhD at the University of Wales, Cardiff and spent periods of research in Brussels, Philadelphia, Cardiff and UMIST before moving to Liverpool. His research focuses on the control of neutrophil function in infections and inflammatory diseases, and uses a variety of molecular, physiological and biochemical approaches to understand how these cells are switched on and off in human disease. This research involves collaborations with other scientists in Liverpool, the UK and internationally, as well as links with local hospitals (e.g. Aintree University Hospital, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the Royal Liverpool Hospital), and industry. He has developed a number of international research and training partnerships (e.g. with Chulalongkorn University, Chiang Mai University and Khon Kaen University in Thailand: Bicol University, Central Luzon State University and University of the Philippines Los Banos, in the Philippines). These partnerships include joint and dual award masters and PhD programmes. He was formerly the Head of the School of Biological Sciences, Head of School of Life Sciences and Head of the Institute of Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. He was also involved in programme development and quality assurance at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, being Chief Institutional Moderator for 5 years.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Research Seminar (Invitation to Speak, Faculty of Science, Thamasat University, Thailand 2009)
    • Global Threats to Food Security (Keynote Speech, Agricultural Research Development, 2009)
    • Research Seminar (Invitation to Speak, University of Chulalogkorn, Thailand 2009)
    • Research Seminar (Invitation to Speak, Riken, Japan 2009)
    • Research Seminar (Invitation to Speak, BIOTEC, Thailand 2009)
    • Seminar (Invitation to Speak, XJTLU 2009)
    • Control of Apoptosis in Cancer and Inflammation (Invitation to Speak, Babraham Institute 2007)
    • Regulation of apoptosis during inflammation (Invitation to Speak, ILRI 2007)
    • Towards new targets: pathways for innate immunity (Keynote Speech, Biological Therapies for Rheumatic Diseases 2007)
    • Differential effects of TNF on neutrophil survival (Invitation to Speak, European Society for Clinical Investigation 2006)
    • Sodium salicylate promotes neutrophil apoptosis (Invitation to Speak, British Society for Rheumatology 2005)
    • Neutrophils and Rheumatoid Arthritis (Keynote Speech, Italian Society for Rheumatology 2005)
    • Interactions between Neutrophils and Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Keynote Speech, Society for General Microbiology 2004)
    • Regulation of granulocyte apoptosis (Keynote Speech, University of Belfast 2004)
    • Regulation of Neutrophil Apoptosis and Survival by Mcl-1 (Keynote Speech, Biochemical Society 2003)
    • Neutrophils and Mitochondria: a new twist on an old interaction (Keynote Speech, Biochemical Society 2002)
    • Molecular Control of Neutrophil Apoptosis (Keynote Speech, European Society for Clinical Investigation 2001)

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