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Samuel White

Senior Lecturer

Animal and Equine Science

Staff Group(s)
Animal and Equine


Dr Samuel White joined the faculty at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in 2019 as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Equine Science, and teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including:

  • Equine Management and Health
  • Diseases and Diagnostics
  • Equine Health

Career overview

Dr Samuel White is an applied immunologist, specialising in equine asthma and allergies, focusing on the identification of biomarkers, protein allergenicity, and the development of novel diagnostic techniques.

Prior to joining NTU, Samuel was a Technical Researcher at the University of Nottingham, identifying sensitisation profiles associated with Insect Bite Hypersensitivity for active immunotherapy development in collaboration with University of Bern, Switzerland. Previous to this, Samuel worked as a Quality Manager for North Somerset Council Laboratory. Samuel holds a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science from University of the West of England, an MSc in Applied Equine Science from the Royal Agricultural University, and studied for a PhD in Applied Immunology from the Royal Agricultural University/University of Nottingham.

Research areas

Dr White’s research spans a wide range of different equine allergies and inflammatory diseases, but the overarching theme is the novel development of diagnostics, and advancing treatments. Ongoing/current research interests include:

  • Protein expression
  • Protein allergenicity
  • Protein microarray development
  • Lateral flow assay development
  • Immunoglobulin isotype profiling
  • Multiple hypersensitivities
  • Metabolic profiling
  • Microbial identification through 16s and ITS sequencing
  • Environmental sample allergenicity
  • Management techniques to reduce animal: allergen interaction
  • Active immunotherapy


Novotny EN,  White SJ,  Wilson AD, et al.  Component‐resolved microarray analysis of IgE sensitization profiles to Culicoides recombinant allergens in horses with insect bite hypersensitivity. Allergy.  2020; 00: 1– 11.

White SJ, Moore-Colyer M, Marti E, et al. Antigen array for serological diagnosis and novel allergen identification in severe equine asthma. Sci Rep. 2019;9(1):15170.

White, SJ, Moore‐Colyer, M, Marti, E, et al. Development of a comprehensive protein microarray for immunoglobulin E profiling in horses with severe asthma. J Vet Intern Med. 2019; 33: 2327– 2335.

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Press expertise

Equine Health


Allergy diagnostics

Diagnostic developments

Course(s) I teach on