Professor Yvonne Perrie

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 prior to 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. I am currently Associate Dean (Research) within the Faculty of Science. Previously roles I have effectively delivered in include Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, Director of the Medicines Research Unit, and Head of Pharmacy. 

My research is multi-disciplinary and is focused on the development of 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 with a strong track-record of high impact publications, with approximately 130 peer reviewed manuscripts plus 5 textbooks. To ensure an effective knowledge exchange and application of my research, to date I have translated my research into 6 patents. My laboratory is fully equipped for the manufacture and analysis of a wide range of nanoparticles including a suite of microfluidics systems which will provide the underpinning support for this project. I maintain a steady funding stream to support my research team through a range of sources including Government Research Councils, European Framework Funding, Industrial Partners and Charities. I have supervised 31 PhD students to successful completion, all of whom are now further developing their careers in either Academic or Industrial positions. 

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

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
50th Anniversary Chair in Drug Delivery

More prizes and awards


Rational design of adjuvants for subunit vaccines : the format of cationic adjuvants affects the induction of antigen-specific antibody responses
Anderluzzi Giulia, Schmidt Signe Tandrup, Cunliffe Robert, Woods Stuart, Roberts Craig W, Veggi Daniele, Ferlenghi Ilaria, O'Hagan Derek T, Baudner Barbara C, Perrie Yvonne
Journal of Controlled Release Vol 330, pp. 933-944 (2021)
Applying microfluidics for the production of the cationic liposome-based vaccine adjuvant CAF09b
Schmidt Signe Tandrup, Christensen Dennis, Perrie Yvonne
Pharmaceutics Vol 12 (2020)
Manufacturing considerations for the development of lipid nanoparticles using microfluidics
Roces Carla B, Lou Gustavo, Jain Nikita, Abraham Suraj, Thomas Anitha, Halbert Gavin W, Perrie Yvonne
Pharmaceutics Vol 12 (2020)
Silk nanoparticle manufacture in semi-batch format
Matthew Saphia A L, Totten John D, Phuagkhaopong Suttinee, Egan Gemma, Witte Kimia, Perrie Yvonne, Seib F Philipp
ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering (2020)
Scalable solvent-free production of liposomes
Khadke Swapnil, Roces Carla B, Donaghey Rachel, Giacobbo Valeria, Su Yang, Perrie Yvonne
Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol 72, pp. 1328-1340 (2020)
Delivery of self-amplifying mRNA vaccines by cationic lipid nanoparticles : the impact of cationic lipid selection
Lou Gustavo, Anderluzzi Giulia, Schmidt Signe Tandrup, Woods Stuart, Gallorini Simona, Brazzoli Michela, Giusti Fabiola, Ferlenghi Ilaria, Johnson Russell N, Roberts Craig W, O'Hagan Derek T, Baudner Barbara C, Perrie Yvonne
Journal of Controlled Release Vol 325, pp. 370-379 (2020)

More publications


Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Chambers, Greg
Ter Horst, Joop (Principal Investigator) Perrie, Yvonne (Co-investigator) Chambers, Greg (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Daramy, Karim
Rattray, Zahra (Principal Investigator) Perrie, Yvonne (Co-investigator) Daramy, Karim (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Microfluidic-assisted manufacture of self-assembling silk nanoparticles
Seib, Philipp (Principal Investigator) Perrie, Yvonne (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2023
One-step and scalable manufacture of lymphatic-targeting liposomal vaccines.
Perrie, Yvonne (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2022
David Begg / NSF Studentship | Webb, Cameron
Perrie, Yvonne (Principal Investigator) MacKay, Simon (Co-investigator) Webb, Cameron (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Leveraging Pharmaceutical Sciences and Structural Biology Training to develop 21st Century Vaccines PHA-ST-TRAIN-VAC (H2020 MCSA EID) | Lou Ramirez, Gustavo
Perrie, Yvonne (Principal Investigator) Roberts, Craig (Co-investigator) Lou Ramirez, Gustavo (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 28-Jan-2020

More projects


Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Robertson Wing

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