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Krishna Persaud, FRSC, FInstMC


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BSc Hons Biochemistry, the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

MSc Molecular Enzymology, University of Warwick

PhD Olfactory Biochemistry, University of Warwick

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Krishna Persaud, PhD, FRSC, FInstMC, graduated with BSc Hons Biochemistry at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK in 1976, MSc in Molecular Enzymology at the University of Warwick,UK, in 1977 and a PhD specialising in olfactory biochemistry in 1980. He subsequently worked at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, University of Pisa and the Medical College of Virginia extending his knowledge in the Chemical Senses. He was appointed lecturer in Instrumentation and Analytical Science at UMIST, Manchester, UK in 1988, and progressed to his current position of Professor of Chemoreception at the University of Manchester, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. He has been involved in research in chemoreception, crossing disciplines from biological aspects of olfaction to sensor arrays, electronics, signal processing and pattern recognition, and commercial development of artificial olfaction technologies. He developed gas sensor arrays for sensing odours based on conducting polymers that became commercialised by Aromascan plc and is currently a director of Multisensor Systems Ltd. He has had a wide number of external activities and is currently Executive secretary and Treasurer of the European Chemoreception Organisation (ECRO), and past President of the International Society for Olfaction and Chemical Sensing (ISOCS). He has received a number of awards that include the Prince of Wales Award for Technological Innovation Certificate 1995, European Space Agency Certificate of Achievement in 1997, Silver Medal Royal Academy of Engineering, 1999, Water Industry Impact Award 2015. He has over two hundred and fifty publications in the field of chemical sensing.

Research interests

Gas and odour sensing, olfaction, organic conducting polymers, Instrumentation, Biosensors, Chemometrics, Pattern recognition

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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