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Dr Imeobong Antia

Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Antia is a lecturer and a UK registered Biomedical Scientist with significant experience in biomedical research. His work has led to publications in various scientific journals. His field of research is in clinical biochemistry with a particular interest in placental development, glycosaminoglycan analysis and function. Dr. Antia is also registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in the US and Nigeria.

Dr. Antia is a Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry and teaches across a range of modules in the biomedical sciences. Underpinning his teaching, is his knowledge and experience of clinical laboratory diagnostics, biomedical research, and his interest in pedagogy. He is currently a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee in the School and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects.

Dr. Antia has multi-disciplinary experience working in clinical diagnostic, research, and clinical trial laboratories. He also has international laboratory experience and certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology as an International Medical Laboratory Scientist in addition to his registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Biomedical Scientist.
He started his career after completing a 5-year Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Hons.) degree with specialisation in Chemical Pathology, from the University of Calabar. He then worked at various clinical diagnostic laboratories including those in teaching hospitals. He obtained an MSc with distinction in Biomedical Science (Clinical Biochemistry) and subsequently, his PhD from Middlesex University, London. Dr. Antia has also worked in specialised virology and immunology laboratories dedicated to clinical trials on the safety and efficacy of vaccines and antivirals.

Dr. Antia has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate student projects at Middlesex University, London and co-supervised postgraduate student projects at Imperial college, London together with Dr. Frank Hills. Prior to joining the University of Central Lancashire, he was an Associate Lecturer at the University of Derby. Currently, he is investigating the role of glycosaminoglycans in placental development.

  • PhD Biomedical Science, Middlesex University, 2020
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Clinical Biochemistry), Middlesex University, 2015
  • BMLS (Hons) Medical Laboratory Science (Chemical Pathology), University of Calabar, 2009
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Glycosaminoglycans/proteoglycans
  • Liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry method development
  • Analytical instrumentation and method validation
  • Placental development
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Reproductive Science
  • Diagnostic biomarkers
  • Registered Biomedical Scientist (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • International Medical Laboratory Scientist (American Society for Clinical Pathology)
  • Institute of Biomedical Science Membership
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Biochemical Society Membership
  • British Association for Cancer Research Membership
  • International Federation of Placenta Associations Membership
  • Chromatographic Society Membership