Dr Valerie Ferro

Senior Lecturer

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

Val Ferro read Biochemistry at the University of Aberdeen (BSc Hons 1985) and carried out postgraduate research into Tumour Biology at the University of St. Andrews. (PhD, 1989). She moved to the University of Strathclyde in 1989 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, managing commercially-funded projects on vaccine development. She became a lecturer in 2006 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2018.

Publications

Proof of concept studies for siRNA delivery by non-ionic surfactant vesicles : in vitro and in vivo evaluation of protein knockdown
Obeid Mohammad A, Dufès Christine, Somani Sukrut, Mullen Alexander B, Tate Rothwelle J, Ferro Valerie A
Journal of Liposome Research (2018)
Towards a characterisation of the wild legume bitter vetch (Lathyrus linifolius L. (Reichard) Bässler) : heteromorphic seed germination, root nodule structure and N-fixing rhizobial symbionts
Jacovo E Dello, Valentine T A, Maluk M, Toorop P, Lopez del Egido L, Frachon N, Kenicer G, Park L, Goff M, Ferro V A, Bonomi C, James E K, Iannetta P P M
Plant biology (Stuttgart, Germany) (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1111/plb.12902
Methods of sterilization and contraception in mammals
Ferro Valerie A, Sliwowska Joanna H, Al-Qaraghuli Mohammed, Alsaadi Manal
Encyclopedia of Reproduction (2018) (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.20634-1
Exosomes : fighting cancer with cancer
Alyamani Hanin, Obeid Mohammad A, Tate Rothwelle J, Ferro Valerie A
Therapeutic Delivery Vol 10 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.4155/tde-2018-0051
Rationalising drug delivery using nanoparticles : a combined simulation and immunology study of GnRH adsorbed to silica nanoparticles
Connell David J, Gebril Ayman, Khan Mohammad A H, Patwardhan Siddharth V , Kubiak-Ossowska Karina, Ferro Valerie A, Mulheran Paul A
Scientific Reports Vol 8 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35143-7
Evaluation of bactericidal activity of monoclonal antibodies obtained from Neisseria meningitidis
Madariaga S, Cedré B, García M, González E, Ferro Valerie, Acevedo R
Clinical Infectious Diseases: Open Access Vol 2 (2018)

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Teaching

Val teaches at both undergraduate (Years 1, 2 and 4) and postgraduate level.

Research interests

Current research interests within Dr Ferro's group focuses on three main areas: development of non-invasive human and veterinary vaccines, development of anti-fertility vaccines and natural product research.

 

Professional activities

South African Medical Research Council (External organisation)
Advisor
2017
University of Stirling (External organisation)
Advisor
11/2017
First International Convention IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY–VACCIPHARMA Conference
Invited speaker
14/6/2015
First International Convention IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY–VACCIPHARMA Conference
Member of programme committee
14/6/2015
Technology Strategy Board (External organisation)
Advisor
2013
Virgil Schjins
Host
2013

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Projects

Design of self-peptide adjuvant couples for enhanced immunogenicity
Mulheran, Paul (Principal Investigator) Ferro, Valerie (Co-investigator) Mullen, Alexander (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2022
KTP-AB Vista
Mullen, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Ferro, Valerie (Co-investigator)
05-Jan-2018 - 04-Jan-2020
Optimal conjugation routes for antibody-based point-of-care testing kits
Mulheran, Paul (Principal Investigator) Ferro, Valerie (Academic)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2017
Impact Acceleration Account - University of Strathclyde 2017 / R170483-100
Mulheran, Paul (Principal Investigator) Ferro, Valerie (Academic)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020
Nanoparticles for agricultural pest control: new market sector engagement
Ferro, Valerie (Principal Investigator) Lamprou, Dimitrios (Co-investigator)
KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE DEVELOPMENT FUND (KEDF)
01-Jan-2014 - 12-Jan-2014
KE Development Fund, Nanoparticles for agricultural pest control
Ferro, Valerie (Principal Investigator) Lamprou, Dimitrios (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2014

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Address

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Hamnett Wing

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