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Rachel A. Morrison

CDT Postgraduate Studentship in Healthcare Innovation (RCUK Digital Economy Programme grant number EP/G036861/1)

Current Research

Development of novel particles of cancer therapy

Globally, cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in both the developed and developing world. This project will seek to develop novel particles for the more effective treatment of cancer. The project will involve synthesising and characterising the particles to optimise their therapeutic potential. Various characterisation techniques will be used including: scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for size and surface morphology, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for size and crystal type , X-ray diffraction (XRD) for crystal type, disc centrifugation for particle size and zeta potential for surface charge. Cell based models will also be used to determine toxicity of the particles and their therapeutic benefit.