Dr. Rheinallt Parri
B4 7ET Birmingham
The exceptional quality of research in the School of Life and Health Sciences (LHS) has been confirmed by Aston University being placed 1st in the UK for Subjects Allied to Medicine in 2010-12 Research Assessment Exercise. Aston University has a celebrated involvement in the development of therapeutic molecules and “bench-to-bedside” knowledge translation. For example, the integrated anti-cancer drug research group, headed by Prof. Malcolm Stevens, synthesized lead compounds that went on to have a major impact in the development of cancer treatment worldwide. The drug methazolastone (temozolomide) become a first line therapy in the treatment of gliomas, with worldwide sales exceeding $1 billion, giving it blockbuster status.