Our Day Guests
Professor Yvonne Perrie is Head of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. She gained her PhD in 1998 from the University of London investigating the role of liposomes for DNA vaccine delivery. She then worked in London within a newly established Drug Delivery Company (Lipoxen Technologies Ltd) before moving into academia. She joined Aston University in 2000, was appointed Professor in 2007, and was Head of the Aston Pharmacy School from 2009 to 2016. In 2016, she moved to the University of Strathclyde as Professor in Drug Delivery. Her research is multi-disciplinary and focuses on developing nanomedicines to facilitate the delivery of drugs and vaccines, thus providing practical solutions for current healthcare problems.
Yvonne’s staff page: https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/perrieyvonneprofessor/
Colin McInnes is James Watt Chair, Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Glasgow. He leads a busy research group developing a range of emerging space technologies. These range from centimetre-scale femto-spacecraft to in-space manufacturing of large space structures, with research on asteroid resources and energy from space. The group’s programme of research is currently supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the European Research Council. Aside from his research activities, Colin has served on the Scottish Science Advisory Council and served as Chair of the UK Space Agency’s Space Technology Advisory Committee.
Colin’s staff page: https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/staff/colinmcinnes/