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Philip Bonner

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Dr Bonner is Programme Leader for the MRes in Applied Biosciences.

Research areas

Dr Bonner is a member of the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Centre, Protein Purification and Proteomics Research Group

Research Assistant / Technician:

  • Mr Wayne Harris
  • Mrs Imelda Borland

Research students:

  • Ibtesam Almami
  • Maha Aldubayan

Dr P Bonner's primary area of research is transglutaminase, with research being undertaken in three key areas:

  • The role of transglutaminase in plant tissue and the isolation of inhibitors of this enzyme from plant tissue
  • The role of mammalian transglutaminases in brain and heart function
  • The industrial uses of transglutaminases

Additional projects include the following:

  • The use of Information Computer Technology (ICT) to support molecular sciences teaching is being developed to enhance student learning.

Dr Bonner has specific expertise in the fields of protein/peptide purification and enzymology.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD by research exist in all the areas identified above. Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

  • Member of the Biochemistry Society
  • External Examiner for Bournemouth University (Somerset, 2002-2006)

Sponsors and collaborators

Current and recent research is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and/or support of:

  • The Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF)

University collaborations include Bologna and Derby.

Research funding in the period since 2002 includes:

  • Enzyme Inhibitors, HEIF (2011), £16,000
  • EEC Framework 5, Dr P Bonner and Dr A Hargreaves in collaboration with Professor P Lynch, University of Derby CRYMECEPT (2002 to 2005)
  • Identification of MHC peptides, Professor R Rees, Professor C Creaser and Dr P Bonner, Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund (2001 to 2004), £300,000
  • Enzymes in the textile industry, Professor M Griffin and Dr P Bonner, BBRC (2001 to 2004), £150,000
  • Novel Luciferase purification procedures, Lumitech UK (2001 to 2002), £30,000


Selected publications

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