Group Leader – Prof. Peter Gardner

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Professor of analytical and Biomedical Spectroscopy

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Peter Gardner  

  • PhD in surface vibrational spectroscopy, University of East Anglia, 1988

Peter Gardner is a Professor of Analytical and Biomedical Spectroscopy and a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He obtained a Ph.D. in surface vibrational spectroscopy in 1988 from the University of East Anglia. This was followed by postdoctoral appointments at the Fritz Haber Institute (MPG) in Berlin and Chemistry Department at the University of Cambridge where he was involved in the development of surface infrared spectroscopic methods. In 1994 he was appointed as a Lecturer in Chemistry Department at UMIST and he was promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 2000 and a Reader in 2010. In 2004, with the formation of the University of Manchester he joined the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. Since 2000 he has built a successful biomedical spectroscopy group which has focussed on using vibrational spectroscopy in the diagnosis of prostate and other cancers. His group also have a keen interest in understanding the fundamental caused of spectroscopic discrimination and separating biochemical and physical spectral influences.

Recent Publications [All Publications]

116 Quantum Cascade Laser Spectral Histopathology: Breast Cancer Diagnostics Using High Throughput Chemical Imaging
Michael J. Pilling, Alex Henderson and Peter Gardner
Analytical Chemistry 89(14) (2017) 7348–7355
115 Infrared spectral histopathology using haematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained glass slides: a major step forward towards clinical translation
Michael J. Pilling, Alex Henderson, Jonathan H. Shanks, Michael D. Brown, Noel W. Clarke and Peter Gardner
Analyst 142 (2017) 1258-1268
114 FTIR imaging of the molecular burden around Aβ deposits in an early-stage 3-Tg-APP-PSP1-TAU mouse model of Alzheimer's disease
Artur Dawid Surowka, Michael Pilling, Alex Henderson, Herve Boutin, Lidan Christie, Magdalena Szczerbowska-Boruchowska and Peter Gardner
Analyst 142 (2017) 156-168
113 Single cell analysis using Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy
James Doherty, Gianfelice Cinque and Peter Gardner
Applied Spectroscopy Reviews 52(6) (2017) 560-587
112 Fundamental developments in infrared spectroscopic imaging for biomedical applications
Michael Pilling and Peter Gardner
Chem. Soc. Rev. 45 (2016) 1935-1957
111 Chemotherapeutic Response to Cisplatin-like Drugs in Human Breast Cancer Cells Probed by Vibrational Microspectroscopy
Ana L. M. Batista de Carvalho, Mike Pilling, Peter Gardner, James Doherty, Gianfelice Cinque, Katia Wehbe, Chris Kelley, Luis A. E. Batista de Carvalho and Maria Paula M Marques
Faraday Discuss. 187 (2016) 273-298
110 High throughput Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) spectral histopathology : a practical approach towards clinical translation
Michael J Pilling, Peter Gardner, Alex Henderson, Michael D Brown, Benjamin Bird and Noel William Clarke
Faraday Discuss. 187 (2016) 135-154
109 Automated analysis of single cells using Laser Tweezers Raman Spectroscopy
S. Casabella, P. Scully, N. Goddard and P. Gardner
Analyst 141 (2016) 689-696
108 Characterising cytotoxic agent action as a function of the cell cycle using Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy
M. Jimenez-Hernandez, M.D. Brown, C. Hughes, N.W. Clarke and P. Gardner
Analyst 140 (2015) 4453-4464
107 Enhanced FTIR benchtop imaging of single biological cells
Caryn Hughes, Alex Henderson, Mustafa Kansiz, Konrad Dorling, Melody Jimenez-Hernandez, Michael D Brown, Noel William Clarke and Peter Gardner
Analyst 140 (2015) 2080-2085

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