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Dr Sarah Dennison

Research Fellow: UCLan Biomedical Research Facility Manager
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Sarah Dennison is the Biomedical Research Facilities Manager and a Research Fellow in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. | She is research active (H-index = 24) and, since 2001, has spent her time pursuing a number of questions concerning the mechanism of action of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) using a number of biophysical techniques such as Langmuir Blodgettry and antimicrobial assays. | Sarah has written over 70 publications from her research and parallel collaborative work.

Sarah has published widely in the antimicrobial peptide field of research. This has led to a book published on Antimicrobial peptides (Phoenix, D. A., Dennison, S. R., and Harris, F. (2013) Antimicrobial peptides (Phoenix, D. A., Dennison, S. R., and Harris, F. eds.), Wiley, Germany). Sarah also edited a book in 2014 with the support of Prof David Phoenix and Dr Frederick Harris on Novel Antimicrobial Agents and Strategies, Wiley, Germany.

Sarah is the Biomedical Research Facility Manager. She is responsible form managing the Biomedical Research facility on the 3rd floor Darwin. Along side this role Sarah is a Research Fellow undertaking her own research into the field of antimicrobial peptides. She has delivered a number of keynote lectures at conferences. Sarah has supervised a number of postgraduate students at Masters and PhD level.

  • PhD – Investigation into the structure function relationship of the membrane interaction of amphiphilic α-helical antimicrobial peptides. 2004
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Biology, University of Wales, Bangor, UK, 1999
  • Antimicrobial peptides
  • Circular dichroism
  • Langmuir Blodgettry
  • Microbiology
  • Peptide/ membrane interactions
  • Structure-function relationships
  • Society of Biology Chartered Membership
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Associate Member
  • Biochemical Society Member
  • The British Biophysical Society Member
  • Biophysics Society Member
  • American Chemical Society Member