Colin P. McCoy

Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom


Colin P. McCoy is a Reader at the School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast. Following completion of his Ph.D. degree in chemistry, he undertook two years of postdoctoral research with Nobel Laureate Professor Jean-Marie Lehn, at the Collège de France. He was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 1999, which he held for 8 years in the School of Pharmacy, and was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in 2006 and a Reader in 2009. His expertise is in the design of triggered drug delivery systems, the development of infection-resistant biomaterials, and the design of sensor technologies for drugs and biologically relevant species. His research has attracted in excess of £3M of funding, and he is the author of more than 100 publications and 3 patents in the areas of chemical synthesis, chemical signaling, and biomaterials. His work has received media attention from sources such as the BBC World Service, New Scientist, The Sunday Times, Chemistry in Britain, and Chemistry and Engineering News.

Biography Updated on 27 May 2012

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