Combing biophysical and 'omics methods for understanding the basis of blood clotting and haemostasis, and how to modify it

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Chemistry


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Description Discovery of amyloid formation by clotting blood. Absolutely humungous discovery.

Novel methods for analysing blood in control and unhealthy individuals. In particular, we discovered that blood clots into an unusual form, known as an amyloid form, and this has huge implications.
Exploitation Route Novel diagnostics.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Description Stellenbosch 
Organisation University of Stellenbosch
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Douglas Kell appointed Extraordinary (Honorary) Professor, Department of Physiological Science, Stellenbosch University. Collaborative research in the areas of anti-microbial resistance, membrane transporters, dormant microbes as elements of supposedly non-communicable diseases, iron dysregulation, and enzyme improvement.
Collaborator Contribution Sharing of knowledge and analytical facilities at Stellenbosch and Liverpool.
Impact See publications.
Start Year 2017