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]

125 Fatty-Acid Uptake in Prostate Cancer Cells Using Dynamic Microfluidic Raman Technology
Nga-Tsing Tang, Richard D. Snook, Mick D. Brown, Bryan A. Haines, Andrew Ridley, Peter Gardner and Joanna L. Denbigh
Molecules 25(7) (2020) 1652
124 A novel FTIR analysis method for rapid high-confidence discrimination of esophageal cancer
James Ingham, Michael J. Pilling, David S. Martin, Caroline I. Smith, Barnaby G. Ellis, Conor A. Whitley, Michele R.F. Siggel-King, Paul Harrison, Timothy Craig, Andrea Varro, D. Mark Pritchard, Akos Varga, Peter Gardner, Peter Weightman and Steve Barrett
Infrared Physics & Technology 102 (2019) 103007
123 Live single cell analysis using synchrotron FTIR microspectroscopy: development of a simple dynamic flow system for prolonged sample viability
James Doherty, Alan Raoof, Ansaf Hussain, Magda Wolna, Gianfelice Cinque, Michael Brown, Peter Gardner and Joanna Denbigh
Analyst 144 (2019) 997-1007
122 Anticancer drug impact on DNA – a study by neutron spectroscopy coupled with synchrotron-based FTIR and EXAFS
Ana L. M. Batista de Carvalho, Adriana P. Mamede, Asha Dopplapudi, Victoria Garcia Sakai, James Doherty, Mark Frogley, Gianfelice Cinque, Peter Gardner, Diego Gianolio, Luís A. E. Batista de Carvalho and M. Paula M. Marques
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21 (2019) 4162-4175
121 Increased optical pathlength through aqueous media for the infrared microanalysis of live cells
James Doherty, Zhe Zhang, Katia Wehbe, Gianfelice Cinque, Peter Gardner and Joanna Denbigh
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 410(23) (2018) 5779–5789
120 Exploiting CELLULOSE SYNTHASE (CESA) class-specificity to probe cellulose microfibril biosynthesis
Manoj Kumar, Laxmi Mishra, Paul Carr, Michael Pilling, Peter Gardner, Shawn D. Mansfield and Simon R. Turner
Plant Physiology 177 (2018) 151–167
119 Clinical Applications of Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy: State of Play and Future Challenges
Matthew J. Baker, Hugh Byrne, John M. Chalmers, Peter Gardner, Royston Goodacre, Alex Henderson, Sergei Kazarian, Francis L. Martin, Julian Moger, Nick Stone and Josep Sulé-Suso
Analyst 143 (2018) 1735–1757
118 An evaluation of the application of the aperture infrared SNOM technique to biomedical imaging
J Ingham, M J Pilling, T Craig, M R F Siggel-King, C I Smith, P Gardner, A Varro, D M Pritchard, S D Barrett, D S Martin, P Harrison, P Unsworth, J D Kumar, A Wolski, A Cricenti, M Luce, M Surman, Y M Saveliev and P Weightman
Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express 4 (2018) 025011
117 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
116 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

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