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)
Chair of the Chemistry, Pharmacy and Standards Expert Advisory Group of the Commission on Human Medicines
Commission on Human Medicines COVID-19 Vaccines Benefit-Risk Expert Working Group
President of the Controlled Release Society (CRS)
COVID-19 Register of Experts for Scottish Government
Royal Pharmaceutical Society Harrison Medal

More prizes and awards


Understanding protein corona formation under shear flow conditions
Daramy Karim, Perrie Yvonne, Rattray Zahra
JPAG Pharmaceutical Analysis Research Awards and Careers Fair 2022 (2022)
Investigating the impact of shear flow on nanoparticle-protein interactions
Daramy Karim, Walker Joshua, Pei Yiwen, Minelli Caterina, Perrie Yvonne, Rattray Zahra
British Journal of Pharmacy Vol 7, pp. 51-52 (2022)
Erratum : 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. 25006-25009 (2022)
Development of a rapid in vitro pre-screen for distinguishing effective liposome-adjuvant delivery systems
Feather Laura A J, Nadella Vinod, Kastner Elisabeth, Perrie Yvonne, Hilton Anthony C, Devitt Andrew
Scientific Reports Vol 12 (2022)
Preparation of zein-based nanoparticles : nanoprecipitation versus microfluidic-assisted manufacture, effects of PEGylation on nanoparticle characteristics and cellular uptake by melanoma cells
Meewan Jitkasem, Somani Sukrut, Almowalad Jamal Mohammed J, Laskar Partha, Mullin Margaret, MacKenzie Graeme, Khadke Swapnil, Perrie Yvonne, Dufès Christine
International Journal of Nanomedicine Vol 17, pp. 2809-2822 (2022)
Freeze-drying microscopy unravelling the complexities of freeze-drying pharmaceuticals with advanced microscopy techniques
Matejtschuk Paul, Perrie Yvonne, Stacey Duncan
22 (2022)

More publications

Professional activities

Optimising the next generation of Lipid nanoparticles
Breaking Barriers
New Challenges for lipid nanoparticles
LNPs and Liposomes: formulation and manufacture
LNP Design and Manufacturing considerations
Lipid nanoparticles particles – what’s next?.

More professional activities


KTP - Target Healthcare Limited. Development of platform capability and creation of a robust framework for the assessment of shelf life and stability of a range of aseptically prepared Monoclonal Anti-Bodies (MABs) for patient use.
Perrie, Yvonne (Principal Investigator) Halbert, Gavin (Co-investigator)
24-Jan-2022 - 23-Jan-2024
Developing low temperature sensitive liposomes to deliver thrombolytics to venous thromboses, mediated by non-invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
Robertson, Craig (Principal Investigator) Perrie, Yvonne (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2022 - 02-Jan-2023
Novel analytical pipelines for understanding oligonucleotide-loaded lipid nanoparticle critical quality attributes
Rattray, Zahra (Principal Investigator) Perrie, Yvonne (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2026
Impact on formulation composition on efficacy and properties of LNPs for delivery
Perrie, Yvonne (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2026
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

More projects


Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Robertson Wing

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