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Drug Delivery and Microbiology PhD

Drug Delivery and Microbiology PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Microbiology Pharmacology

Course type


Course Summary

Drug Delivery and Microbiology is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences research programmes (MPhil, MD, PhD). Our aim is to understanding the nature of biological barriers and developing advanced systems to improve the delivery of therapeutics; understanding microbial survival strategies, microbial contamination of pharmaceutical products, control of microbial infection in healthcare environments. Research themes: Pulmonary drug delivery; Microneedle delivery of drugs and biologics; Stability of total parenteral nutrition admixtures; Molecular imprinting; Cell membrane penetration; Transdermal penetration of drugs; Interaction of microorganisms with pharmaceuticals; Antimicrobial mechanisms; Diagnostics for infectious agents, especially B.anthracis and Cl. Difficile.

Areas of Expertise: Molecular imprinting; Pharmaceutical engineering of therapeutic microneedles; Technological & biological aspects of transcutaneous drug and gene delivery; Technological & biological aspects of pulmonary drug and gene delivery; Synthesis and exploitation of novel polymer systems; Technological & biological aspects in the tissue and cellular trafficking of macromolecules; Phage as a therapeutic and a display technology;
Bioimaging; Quantitative analytical chemistry; Particle characterisation; technological and biological aspects of the study of biocides, formulation preservation and biofilm formation; Vaccine development.

Different course options

Full time | Cardiff University | 4 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

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University information

Cardiff University is the oldest university in the capital of Wales. This vibrant and diverse Russell Group university has over 31,000 students, 8,455 of which are postgraduate students and nearly 8,000 are international students, coming from over 180 countries. The University is renowned for research-led teaching and cultivates a stimulating academic environment where cutting-edge research can be produced. The University was ranked 5th in...more

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