Research Team Leader - Coordinator of the Project Frederick Rowell, Professor and Head of Pharmaceutical and Environmental Analysis Group
Institution Centre for Pharmaceutical and Environmental Analysis, School of Science, University of Sunderland
Postal Address  Warncliff Street, Sunderland SR1 3SD, United Kingdom

Professor Rowell is Director of the Pharmaceutical and Environmental Analysis group at the University of Sunderland, UK. The group has expertise in development of simplified analytical systems for analysis of pharmaceutical agents in formulated products, biological fluids and environmental samples. The systems are based on dip strip ELISA, flow injection immunoassay, flow injection enzymatic assay and separative methods based on physico-chemical interactions. Various biosensing systems have been employed including those based on antibodies, enzymes, receptors and semi-synthetic polymer receptor. The bio-analysis team headed by Professor Rowell consists of two post doctoral workers, six PhD students and one research technician.

Main references in the Project area

1.  Rowell, F.J.,  Miao, Z-F., Reeve, R.H and Cumming, R.H., Direct on-filter immunoassay of some lactams for rapid analysis of drug captured from the workplace atmosphere. Analyst, 122, 1505-1508 (1997).

2.  Hassan, S.S., Rowell, F.J., Hambleton, P. and Jackson, L.S., A rapid on-filter immunoassay screen for dexamethasone in equine urine, Anal.Comm.35, 249-252 (1998).

3.  Miao, Z-F., Rowell, F.J., Reeve, R.N. and Cumming, R.H., Simple on-filter enzyme assay for some protease enzymes, Accepted for publication J. Environmental Monitoring 2 (2000) 451-454.

4.  Miao, Z-F., Rowell, F.J., Reeve, R.N. and Cumming, R.H., Simple on-filter assays for airborne steroid estrogens, in “Endocrine Disrupters in the Environment: The Analytical Challenge”, Ed. M. Tombs, Royal Society of Chemistry, in press.

5.  Armstrong, S., Miao, Z-F.,  Rowell, F.J. and Ali, Z., A simple dip strip ELISA for airborne estrogenic steroids, Accepted for publication, Analytica Chimica Acta 444 (2001)79-86.

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