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 Peter Reader

Peter Reader

PhD Student

 Geoffrey Pope 227


Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK


I graduated from the University of Exeter in June 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry. My past research has involved protein characterisation and the development of synthetic biology as a tool to combat explosive waste pollution.

Currently my research is focused on biomarker screening to provide rapid diagnosis of infection and insightful antibiotic selection. In September 2015 I began my EPSRC funded PhD in biotechnology, under the supervision of Dr Chris Hyde and Professor Andrew Shaw. 


BSc Biological and Medicinal Chemistry


Research interests

My PhD project is based on the development and application of a novel biophotonic array sensor, designed for observing specific antibody / antigen interactions. I am predominantly interested in a subset of blood plasma proteins known as the Complement cascade.

Rapid quantification of Complement proteins in patient blood could provide an early warning of infection, the nature of the causative organism and even identify individuals predisposed to higher risk of post-operative complications. 

External Engagement and Impact


2015 | College Commendation for Academic Excellence 

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