The Lab-on-a-Chip facility at the University of Hull is run by a multidisciplinary team of chemists, biologists and engineers.

For more information on contacting the Lab on a Chip team, click here.

Professor Steve Archibald

Research areas in the Archibald group are PET probe development, chemokine receptor imaging and lab-on-a-chip/ microfluidic devices for radiosynthesis and quality control.

Prof Archibald was awarded a first class BSc degree in Chemistry, Life Systems and Pharmaceuticals by the University of York in 1992 and a PhD in Chemistry by the University of Edinburgh in 1995.

He carried out postdoctoral research at the Universities of Paris-Sud (France), Kansas (USA) and York (UK), before being appointed as a lecturer at the University of Hull in 2000.

Prof Archibald was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008, Reader in 2011, Director of the Positron Emission Tomography Research Centre in 2013 and Professor in 2014.

Dr Pedro Beltran-Alvarez

Pedro did his PhD at the University of Bristol (2004-2007) funded by a Marie Curie grant from the EU. After a short stage in the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, Heidelberg, 2007-2009), he joined the Cardiovascular Research Centre at the University of Girona (2009), where he gained a Sara Borrell Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Spanish Government (2011-2014). Pedro then joined the University of Hull in 2015 as a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences.

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Dr Charlotte Dyer

Lecturer in Biomedical and Forensic Science

Dr Victoria Green

tissue on-chip, chemo/radiation response

Professor John Greenman

John is a tumour immunologist with extensive experience of developing lab on a chip technology for analysing tumour biopsies. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications and his immunobiology group works closely with clinicians, chemists and engineers. The majority of his research work has focused on tumours of the head and neck region, identifying novel markers of progression or treatment response.

Professor Matthew Hardman

Professor Matt Hardman has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of skin biology, with a specific focus on wound healing. His research, which spans basic biology through to clinical studies, has been funded by the Medical Research Council, National Institutes of Health and a number of charities. His wound healing group engage with a number of industry partners and the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, ensuring a clear route to patient benefit. Before moving to Hull, Mat was Director of the EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regeneration Medicine at the University of Manchester.

Dr Alex Iles

Dr Alex Iles is an Experimental Officer managing the University of Hull’s Fabrication Facility for Lab on a Chip and supports microfluidic research projects across the University and beyond. He has been working in the field of Lab on a Chip since 2001 and has a strong background in the design, fabrication and application of microfluidic devices.

Professor Nicole Pamme

Prof. Nicole Pamme holds a chair in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Hull (UK) in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She was appointed as a lecturer in Hull in December 2005 and reached the rank of Professor in 2014.

Dr Isabel Monteiro dos Santos Pires

Lecturer in Biomedical Science/ Head of the Hypoxia and Tumour Microenvironment group. Dr Isabel Pires is a cancer biologist, and particularly interested in how low oxygen (hypoxia) in tumours impacts on therapy and metastatic spread.

Dr Pires is passionate about training the next generation of scientists. She a member of the executive committee of the British Association for Cancer Research and the Education Committee of the Biochemical Society. She is also an enthusiastic science communicator, and has given talks in such events as TEDx Hull and Pint of Science, and organised the Soapbox Science Hull event in 2016-2017.