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Dr Neill Liptrott PhD, FHEA, FRSB

Reader in Pharmacology & Immunocompatibility Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Teaching

Dr Liptrott contributes to a number of undergraduate, and postgraduate, modules and courses across Health & Life Science; these modules are listed below. In addition to his teaching role, on these courses, he is also the Nanomedicine strand convenor for the Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine MRes programme here at UoL.

His group also, regularly, hosts visiting researchers for collaborative projects. In 2018, he was awarded a Certificate in Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Liverpool), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Biocompatibility of advanced therapeutics, biomaterials, and complex medicines

- Background on nanomaterial classes and the benefits of nanoformulation.
- Impact of nanoformulation on material properties.
- Interaction of nanomaterials with biological systems.
- Relationships between nanoparticle characteristics and biological effect.
- Complications and considerations investigating nanomaterials.

Immunotoxicology, nanotoxicology, biocompatibility

Molecular Techniques for the Life Sciences

- Application of PCR in genetic testing, infectious disease, and research and development
- Variants of PCR (real-time, endpoint etc.)
- Experimental Design
- Troubleshooting/optimisation

Structure-activity relationships (SAR)

Understanding of the quantitative aspects of drug action on cellular receptors. Addressing the relationship between drug efficacy and chemical structure, and how we may quantify the impact of molecular changes on drug action.

Modules for 2022-23

Communication and Study Skills for the Life Sciences

Module code: LIFE130

Role: Teaching

DRUG METABOLISM AND RESPONSE

Module code: LIFE403

Role: Teaching

Drug Metabolism and Drug Response

Module code: LIFE315

Role: Teaching

ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES I

Module code: LIFE109

Role: Teaching

Essential Skills for the Life Sciences 2

Module code: LIFE223

Role: Teaching

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY

Module code: LIFE106

Role: Teaching

PHARMACOLOGY RESEARCH PROJECTS

Module code: PHAR660

Role: Teaching

PRACTICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Module code: LIFE234

Role: Teaching

Principles of Pharmacology

Module code: LIFE207

Role: Teaching