Head of Nutural Drug Discover Group,
Queen's University Belfast,
Dr Tianbao Chen is a Professor at the School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, UK. His research interests are focused on studying the proteins/peptides that occur in the venoms of many venomous species and the genes that encode them, with the view to finding new drug leads. Also his work involves finding and characterising biologically active agents within Nature, such as venom from frogs and toads, which can help in the treatment of major diseases and lead to the development of new therapeutics. His research is characterized by a fusion of biochemistry and cell and molecular biology.
Drug discovery and design; Natural medicines; Venoms and toxins; Peptides and protein; Molecular biology; Pharmacology