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Dr Neill Liptrott BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FHEA, FRSB

Reader in Pharmacology & Immunocompatibility Pharmacology & Therapeutics


Dr Liptrott contributes to a number of undergraduate, and postgraduate, modules and courses across Health & Life sciences; 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 program here at UoL.

Additionally, he is the Program Director for the MSc in Pharmacology and Toxicology and contributes teaching relating to toxicology and drug delivery, with a focus on the biocompatibility and immunocompatibility of advanced therapeutics and complex medicines. As well as providing supervision, both primary and co-supervisory, to a number of PhD students across the university, his group also regularly hosts visiting researchers for collaborative projects and is open to collaborations.

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 2023-24

Communication and Study Skills for the Life Sciences

Module code: LIFE130

Role: Teaching


Module code: LIFE403

Role: Teaching

Drug Metabolism and Drug Response

Module code: LIFE315

Role: Teaching

Experimental Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology

Module code: LIFE764

Role: Teaching

Frontiers in Drug Delivery and Advanced Therapeutics

Module code: LIFE766

Role: Teaching


Module code: PHAR660

Role: Teaching


Module code: LIFE234

Role: Teaching

Pharmaceutical Toxicology

Module code: LIFE765

Role: Teaching

Principles of Pharmacology

Module code: LIFE207

Role: Teaching