Profiles

Professor Colin Pouton

 - Chief Investigator

Research focus: Cell and molecular biological models in mechanistic investigations of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, leading to improved models for drug discovery


Professor Colin Pouton researches in two main areas:  

1) Use of cell and molecular biological models in mechanistic investigations of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, leading to improved models for drug discovery, and 

2) Challenging problems in delivery of therapeutic agents, notably in  (i)  oral  absorption  of  poorly  water-soluble  drugs, and (ii) delivery of nucleic acids for vaccination and gene therapy.

Professor Pouton works in both basic and applied sciences. He is motivated to help solve therapeutic challenges – but this often requires some serious effort in basic molecular and cell biology.  As a result, he is engaged in a variety of projects.