Alan David Goddard
Aston University, Birmingham, England
He undertook his BSc and PhD at the University of Warwick, UK focussing on G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signalling cascades in the model organism Schizosaccharomyces pombe. He was then fortunate enough to take two postdoctoral positions in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK. The first of these focussed on membrane proteins systems in prokaryotes including c-type cytochrome maturation and nitrate transport. During the second, he returned to work on GPCRs, investigating their protein-protein interactions. In 2012 he took up his first independent position at the University of Lincoln, UK and moved to Aston University, UK in 2016. His research interests focus on GPCRs as targets for drug delivery and the use of lipid nanoparticles in the development of therapeutics.
His research focuses on lipid membranes and their integral proteins in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. He have a number of interests, one of which is targeted drug delivery using small peptides and their cognate receptors. Another key theme of my research is biotechnology ? He have collaborations with a number of companies. He also have expertise in more basic research on membrane proteins and their interactions with the lipid membrane in which they reside including the use of a variety of artificial lipid membrane systems.