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Susan Shawcross


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Deputy Chair of Medicine Local GM/Bio-Safety Committe (expert BSA - tissues and blood)

Biological Safety Advisor (FMHS)

Research Associate in the Blond McIndoe Laboratories

Blond McIndoe Laboratories Manager

 Person Designate for HTA


External to the UoM

Molecular ecology:  'The Molecular Genetic Analysis of Black Rhinoceros Populations and its Application to Specific Conservation Problems'  in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University (Dr Bradley Cain), the University of Liverpool (Genetics, Prof. Steve Kemp et al.), Chester Zoo, the Natural History Muesum (London) and The Smithsonian Museum (Washington DC).

Molecular biology of Toxic Shock Toxin Production by Staphylococcus aureus (Prof. Val Edwards-Jones) 

Advisory Board member for Future Health Biobank, Nottingham

Fellow of the Society of Biology


1984: Univeristy of Sheffield (BSc Hons)

1985: Middlesex Hospital Medical School (MSc)

1988: University of Liverpool  (PhD)

1988 - 1989: University of Mancester (Research Assistant)

1989 - 1992: Univeristy of Liverpool (Research Associate)

1994 - 2002: Manchester Metropolitan University (Senior Research Fellow (Molecular Biology)

2002 - 2009: University of Manchester (Experimental Officer/Lab Manager)

2009 - present: University of Manchester (Research Associate/Laboratory Manager)

Research interests

Current Projects

1. Infant Deciduous Tissue-derived Stem Cells for Nerve Regeneration and Repair, in collaboration with Future Health Ltd, Nottingham, UK, Cell Factory, Milan, Italy & Prof John Aplin, UoM.

2. An Investigation of The Characteristics of Schwann Cells and Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) of Different Age Origins.

3. Schwann cells & Mesenchymal Stem Cells as Promoters of Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

4. Corneal repair and regeneration using adult and decidous tissue-derived MSCs

My collaborations

Nerve and Cornea Repair

Dr Chantal Hillarby, University of Manchester

Professor Julian Yates, University of Manchester Denatl School

Future Health Technolgies, Nottingham, UK

Cell Factory, Milan, Italy

Prof. John Aplin St Mary's Hospital, Manchester

Prof. Mikael Wiberg, University of Umea, Sweden


Other projects

Prof. Valerie Edwards-Jones, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Barry Stevens-Woods, Manchester Metropoloitan University

Dr Bradley Cain, Manchester Metropolitan University

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

British Neuroscience Association

The Genetic Society

Society for General Microbiology

Society of Biology

Association of Radiation Research

International Institute of Risk & Safety Management

British Science Association

Institue of Safety in Technology & Research


BSc (Hons) Genetics

MSc Radiation Biology

PhD Genetics

CBiol and CSci (Chartered Biologist & Scientist)

FSB (Fellow of the Society of Biology)

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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