Dr Erum Erum
Knowledge Spa S10
University of Exeter Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, TR1 3HD
Dr Erum joined the University of Exeter Medical School in May 2020. She obtained her PhD from the University of Central Lancashire in discovering antimicrobial peptides and their mechanism of action against pathogenic bacteria. Dr Erum also got her Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and in Biochemistry. Her subject areas are biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and genetics.
- PhD Antimicrobial peptides (University of Central Lancashire)
- MSc Biomedical Engineering (University of Bedfordshire)
- MSc Biochemistry (SALU, Pakistan)
Dr Erum’s research interest lies in discovering new antimicrobial agents. Antimicrobial resistance is a major health problem throughout the world and antimicrobial peptides provide a promising alternative strategy to this health problem. Dr Erum investigated the pre-clinical drug potency of the peptides, their interaction with the membrane of host cells (cancerous & bacterial cells) and mechanism of action of these peptides.