Group Leader – Prof. Peter Gardner

Group Leader – Prof. Peter Gardner

Professor of Analytical and Biomedical Spectroscopy



peter.gardner@manchester.ac.uk 

tel: +44 (o) 161 306 4463


Peter Gardner  


Ph.D. in surface vibrational spectroscopy, The 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 that has focussed on using vibrational spectroscopy in the diagnosis of prostate and other cancers. His group also has a keen interest in understanding the fundamental causes of spectroscopic discrimination and separating biochemical and physical spectral influences.

Recent Publications [All Publications]

129 Image fusion of IR and optical microscopy for mapping of biomolecules in tissue
Safaa Al Jedani, Conor A. Whitley, Barnaby G. Ellis, Asterios Triantafyllou, Caroline I. Smith, Philip J. Gunning, Peter Gardner, Janet M. Risk, Peter Weightman and Steve D. Barrett
Analyst (2021)
128 Exploring AdaBoost and Random Forests machine learning approaches for infrared pathology on unbalanced data sets
Jiayi Tang, Alex Henderson and Peter Gardner
Analyst 146 (2021) 5880–5891
127 Breast cancer detection using infrared spectral pathology from H&E stained tissue on glass slides
Jiayi Tang, Daniela Kurfürstová and Peter Gardner
Clinical Spectroscopy 3 (2021) 100008
126 Analysis of Fixed and Live Single Cells Using Optical Photothermal Infrared with Concomitant Raman Spectroscopy
Alice Spadea, Joanna Denbigh, M. Jayne Lawrence, Mustafa Kansiz, and Peter Gardner
Analytical Chemistry 93(8) (2021) 3938–3950
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

 

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