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Research area
Functional investigation of genetic loci which are associated with specific phenotypic characteristics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and its management

Project co-ordinators
Prof. Anthony Fenech, Prof Roger Ellul-Micallef
Prof. Godfrey Grech, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Collaborator
Prof. Ian Hall, Division of Therapeutics and Molecular Medicine, Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham.

Ongoing projects

  • 2 ongoing Ph.D. projects; candidates: Mr Godwin Grech, Ms Edwina Bajada


Research areas
Molecular pharmacology of the Chemokine Receptor type 4 and its variants
Transcriptional regulatory targets of roflumilast, alone and in combination with other COPD drugs

Project co-ordinators
Prof. Anthony Fenech, Dr Vanessa Petroni
Prof. Godfrey Grech, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Ongoing projects
  • 2 ongoing Masters projects; candidates: Ms Francesca Camilleri, Ms Alessia Carta 


Research area
Novel molecular approaches to non-small cell lung cancer pharmacology

Project co-ordinators
Dr Vanessa Petroni Magri, Prof Anthony Fenech

Collaborators
Prof. Palma Rocchi, Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Marseille, France
Prof. Joseph Galea, Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

Ongoing projects
  • Post-doctoral programme; Dr Vanessa Petroni Magri 


Research area
Analytical pharmacology, clinical pharmacokinetics and molecular pharmacology of drugs used in neurological disorders

Project co-ordinator
Prof. Janet Mifsud

Collaborators 

Dr Doriette Soler, Department of Paediatrics, Mater Dei Hospital
Dr Malcolm Vella, Department of Neurology, Mater Dei Hospital
Dr Josanne Aquilina, Department of Neurology, Mater Dei Hospital
Dr Norbert Vella, Department of Neurology, Mater Dei Hospital
Dr Maria Mallia, Department of Neurology, Mater Dei Hospital
Prof. Godfrey Grech, Dr Christian Saliba, Department of Pathology, University of Malta
Dr Chris Barbara and Mr Carmel Sammut, Toxicology Lab, Department of Pathology, Mater Dei Hospital
Prof. Sanjay Sisodya, Institute of Neurology, Queen’s Square University College, London, UK
Prof. Iztok Grabner, Faculty of Pharmacy University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ongoing projects

  • 1 ongoing Ph.D. project; Candidate: Ms Hana Shabbi
  • Modelling data from therapeutic Drug Monitoring of antiepileptic drugs – Prof Janet Mifsud


Research area
Pharmacology of drugs used in chronic neurological disorders

Project leader
Prof. Janet Mifsud

Collaborators
Dr Doriette Soler, Department of Paediatrics, Mater Dei Hospital
Dr Malcolm Vella, Department of Neurology, Mater Dei Hospital
Dr Josanne Aquilina, Department of Neurology, Mater Dei Hospital
Dr Norbert Vella, Department of Neurology, Mater Dei Hospital
Dr Maria Mallia, Department of Neurology, Mater Dei Hospital
DESIRE consortium led by Prof. Renzo Guerrini, Department of Neurology, University of Florence, Italy
EPIPICTO consortium led by Ms Caroline Morton, SEIN Epilepsy Centre, Netherlands

Ongoing projects

 

Research area
Pharmacotoxicology

Project co-ordinators

Prof. Janet Mifsud

Collaborators
Dr Chris Barbara and Mr Carmel Sammut, Toxicology Lab, Department of Pathology, Mater Dei Hospital
Dr Anna McElhatton, Faculty of Health Sciences, University  of Malta
Mr Mark Zammit. Mater Dei Hospital
Prof. Noha Fawzy Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cairo, Egypt
Prof. Matthew Wright, Institute of Molecular Medicine Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle, UK
Prof. Kim Wolff, Insitute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kings College London, UK

Ongoing projects

 

Research area
Medicines wastage and its impact in the community, primary and tertiary healthcare system

Project co-ordinators
Prof. Maria Cordina
Dr Lorna M. West 

Collaborators
Prof. Derek Stewart School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
Ms Ruth Borg Theuma, Medicines Use Resarch Group 

Ongoing projects

  • Reach High Post-doctoral programme: Dr Lorna West

 

Research areas
Medication literacy, beliefs and attitudes towards medication

Project co-ordinators
Prof. Maria Cordina
Dr Katri Hameen Anttila 

Collaborators
Dr Katri Hameen Anttila, Finnish Medicines Agency, FIMEA, Finland
Prof. Hannes Enlund, Finnish Medicines Agency, FIMEA, Finland
Prof. Josef Lauri, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science
Ms Sarah Tabone, Medicines Use Research Group

Ongoing projects

  • Medicines Use Research Group Project: Ms Sarah Tabone

 

Research area
Optimisation of medicines use in the community, pharmaceutical care

Project co-ordinators
Prof. Maria Cordina 

Collaborators
Dr. Regis Vaillancourt, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Canada and International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Foundation
Ms Anne Trinneer, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Canada
Prof. Derek Stewart, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
Prof. Janet Krska , Medway School of Pharmacy, Universities of Greenwich and Kent, Chatham Maritime, Kent, UK

Ongoing projects
2 Ongoing Masters Projects; Candidates: Ms Nicole Farrugia, Ms Katya Sacco


Research area
Medication safety

Project co-ordinators
Prof. Maria Cordina

Collaborators
Prof. Neville Calleja, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
Ms Anne Marie Cassar Flores,  Medicines Use Research Group
Dr Hannah Family, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath, UK

Ongoing projects

  • 1 Ongoing Masters project; Candidate Ms Maria Caruana
  • Medicines Use Research Group Project: Ms Lauren Marie Grech
  • Medicines Use Research Group Project: Dr Corinne Bowman


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Last Updated: 29 May 2018

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