Professor Yvonne Perrie

Head Of Institute

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

My current position is Professor in Drug Delivery within the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. In 1998 I gained my PhD from the University of London investigating the role of liposomes for DNA vaccines and drug delivery. I then worked within a newly established Drug Delivery Company (Lipoxen Technologies Ltd) for two years, developing their liposome drug delivery platform technology before moving into Academia to set up my own research group. I joined Aston University in 2000 and was appointed Professor in Drug Delivery in 2007. In 2016, I moved to the University of Strathclyde as Professor in Drug Delivery as part of the Global Talent Appointment Programme where I continue to develop and advance my research strategies.

My research is multi-disciplinary and focuses on developing drug delivery systems to facilitate the delivery of drugs and vaccines, thus providing practical solutions for current healthcare problems. I am an internationally recognised expert in the field of liposomes and particulate drug delivery research. My laboratory is fully equipped to manufacture and analyze a wide range of nanoparticles, including a suite of microfluidic systems that will provide the underpinning support for this project. I maintain a steady funding stream to support my research team through various sources, including Government Research Councils, European Framework Funding, Industrial Partners, and Charities.

My research and academic leadership has been recognised via a range of fellowships and awards including the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Harrison Memorial Medal (2019),  50th Anniversary Chair in Drug Delivery (2016), membership of the Controlled Release Society College of Fellows (2015), Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (2014), Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (2012), Eminent Fellow of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012), the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year (2012), the British Science Festival Collaboration in Formulation Award (2011) and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Science Conference Medal (2007).

Prizes and awards

Commissioner of the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM)
Royal Pharmaceutical Society Harrison Medal
President-elect of the Controlled Release Society
Science Chair: Improving Health: Personalisation or Globalisation? 46th Interpharm Conference
Secretary for the Controlled Release Society
Science Chair: Reverse Engineering Shakespeare: Creating order and stability? 45th Interpharm Conference

More prizes and awards


Volumetric scalability of microfluidic and semi-batch silk nanoprecipitation methods
Matthew Saphia A L, Rezwan Refaya, Perrie Yvonne, Seib F Philipp
Molecules Vol 27 (2022)
Current status and future perspectives on MRNA drug manufacturing
Webb Cameron, Ip Shell, Bathula Nuthan V, Popova Petya, Soriano Shekinah K V, Ly Han Han, Eryilmaz Burcu, Nguyen Huu Viet Anh, Broadhead Richard, Rabel Martin, Villamagna Ian, Abraham Suraj, Raeesi Vahid, Thomas Anitha, Clarke Samuel, Ramsay Euan C, Perrie Yvonne, Blakney Anna K
Molecular Pharmaceutics Vol 19, pp. 1047-1058 (2022)
Mixing and flow-induced nanoprecipitation for morphology control of silk fibroin self-assembly
Matthew Saphia A L, Rezwan Refaya, Kaewchuchuen Jirada, Perrie Yvonne, Seib F Philipp
RSC Advances Vol 12, pp. 7357-7373 (2022)
The role of nanoparticle format and route of administration on self-amplifying mRNA vaccine potency
Anderluzzi Giulia, Lou Gustavo, Woods Stuart, Schmidt Signe Tandrup, Gallorini Simona, Brazzoli Michela, Johnson Russell, Roberts Craig W, O'Hagan Derek T, Baudner Barbara C, Perrie Yvonne
Journal of Controlled Release Vol 342, pp. 388-399 (2022)
Characterization of polymeric nanoparticle-protein interactions
Daramy Karim, Minelli Caterina, Perrie Yvonne, Rattray Zahra
The JPAG Pharmaceutical Analysis Research Awards 2021, pp. 1 (2021)
Investigation into the use of microfluidics in the manufacture of metallic gold-coated iron oxide hybrid nanoparticles
Oluwasanmi Adeolu, Man Ernest, Curtis Anthony, Yiu Humphrey H P, Perrie Yvonne, Hoskins Clare
Nanomaterials Vol 11 (2021)

More publications

Professional activities

Characterisation of Polymeric Nanoparticle-Protein Interactions

More professional activities


Micropore project - phase 3
Perrie, Yvonne (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2022
Biofoundry-in-A-Box: Modular Microfactories for Powering the Global RNA Production Network
Perrie, Yvonne (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2022
De-risking and upskilling Lipid Nanoparticle production
Perrie, Yvonne (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2024
2021 REA studentship (PNI Industrial sponsor) - SAM@SCALE Microfluidic production of self-amplifying RNA-based therapeutics vaccines
Perrie, Yvonne (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2025
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Ugorenko, Agata
Perrie, Yvonne (Principal Investigator) Halbert, Gavin (Co-investigator) Ugorenko, Agata (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
Multiscale Metrology Suite for Next-generation Healthcare Technologies (EPSRC Strategic Equipment)
Rattray, Zahra (Principal Investigator) Bruns, Nico (Co-investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Halbert, Gavin (Co-investigator) Hoskins, Clare (Co-investigator) McArthur, Stephen (Co-investigator) Perrie, Yvonne (Co-investigator) Reid, Stuart (Co-investigator) Seib, Philipp (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Robertson Wing

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