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Mr. Alex Fordham, PhD Student

Alex gained his BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Lincoln from 2014-2017. His final year project focused on the proteomic interactions of LAG1 and CDC28 with HSP90 and their targeting for anti-cancer purposes. Between 2017 and 2018, Alex obtained an MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester, during this time he conducted two research projects. The first project was to determine the viability of detecting protein interaction with 19F NMR, focusing on blood proteins. The second project was developing in vitro assays to detect toxicity and oxidative stress of graphene oxide against cell cultures within the Nano medicine lab at Manchester.

In late 2018, Alex returned to the Nano medicine lab after being awarded a 4 year studentship by the Nownano CDT and Lloyds Research Foundation. His PhD project is studying and determining the interactions and mechanisms of nanomaterials with the immune system, particularly focusing on the inhalation route of exposure.