Chev. Dr Renald Blundell

Chev. Dr Renald Blundell

Chev. Dr Renald Blundell

 B.Sc.(Melit.),M.Phil.(Melit.),Ph.D.(Edin.),MSB(Lond.),C.Biol.,EurProBiol.,M.I.B.M.S.,F.R.S.P.H.(Lond.),K.L.J.,C.M.L.J.

Senior Lecturer

Room 409
Centre for Molecular Medicine
Biomedical Sciences Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3185
Dr. Blundell graduated BSc in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Malta in 1994. In 1998 he attained an M. Phil in Molecular Genetics and in 2002 he successfully defended his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pathology at the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Blundell has been lecturing at the University of Malta on full time basis since 1995.
Dr. Blundell has also participated in various training courses at the Universities of Zaragoza, Padova and Genoa. He has also represented Malta at the European Commission on the European Consumers Consultative Group in Brussels between 2010 and 2013.
Dr. Blundell is an editorial board member on various international journals. He has published over forty peer reviewed articles in international journals, has published ten books and over ninety articles in local newspapers. He is the author of the first Maltese book on natural medicine entitled “DNA, Celloli Staminali u Kura b’Mod Naturali”. Dr. Blundell is also a scientific court expert.
Dr. Blundell in the Member of the European Society of Human Genetics and of the Society of Biology, London. He is also a Chartered Biologist, a European Professional Biologist, a Member of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as a Member of the Institute of Biomedical Science, London, UK. Dr. Blundell is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, London, UK. In 2013 he was elected as the Grand Prior of the Grand Priory of Gozo within the Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem. In 2014, he was elected as the president of the Consumers' Organisation of Malta.
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Cell Cycle
  • Stem Cells
  • Forensic DNA analysis
  • Cloning

Blundell, R. 2013, Cancer, ISBN 978-3-659-42566-0. edn, Lambert Academic Publishing., Malta.

Blundell, R. 2013, Stem Cells Technology, ISBN 978-3-659-42303-1. edn, Lambert Academic Publishing.

Blundell, R. 2011, DNA, Celloli Staminali u Kura b'mod naturali. , ISBN 978-9990-94449-5. edn, Malta University Publishing., Malta.

Blundell, R. 2011, L'imhabba taht il-lenti. ISBN 978-9990-94451-8. edn, Malta University Publishing., Malta.

Blundell, R., Harrison, D.J. 2007, " Effect of changes in the Extracellular Matrix (ECM) composition on Clara cell differentiation through p21 regulation.  ", Research Journal of Biological Sciences, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 183-187.

Blundell, R., Harrison, D.J. 2007, "Effect of changes in the Extracellular Matrix (ECM) composition on Clara cell proliferation and death through p21 regulation.", Research Journal of Medical Sciences, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 62-69.

Blundell, R., Harrison, D.J. 2007, "Effect of ECM on Clara cell's expression of p21, p27 and p53.  ", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 327-334.

Blundell, R., Harrison, D.J. 2006, " Increase in apoptosis by beta-1 integrin blocking through p21 -dependent and -independent mechanisms.", International Journal of Molecular Medicine and Advance Science, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 312-318.

Blundell, R., Harrison, D.J. 2005, "Integrin characterisation in pulmonary bronchioles.  ", Experimental and Molecular Pathology, vol. 79, no. 1, pp. 74-78.

Blundell, R., Harrison, D.J., O'Dea,S 2004, "p21Waf1/Cip1 regulates proliferation and apoptosis in airway epithelial cells and alternative forms have altered binding activities.  ", Experimental Lung Research., vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 447-464.

  • PHB2042 - Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Member of the European Society of Human Genetics
• Member of Society of Biology, London, UK
• Chartered Biologist
• Member of the British Association for Lung Research
• European Professional Biologist
• Member of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
• Member of the Institute of Biomedical Science, London, UK
• Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, London, UK
• Member on the European Consumer Consultative Group (ECCG), Directorate
General for Health and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
• Council Member of the Consumers’ Association, Malta (2002 – present)
• Member of ITERA (International Tissue Engineering Research Association) Life
Sciences (2006 – present)
• Member of Competitiveness and Consumers Affairs Committee – MEUSAC – Malta-EU
Steering and Action Committee (2010 – present)
• Member of Working Committee on the Pricing of Medical Products – Malta.
(2009-2012)

• Board Member of the Consumer Affairs Council - Malta. (2011-2013)
• Editorial Board Member, Archives of Cytology, Herbert Publications (2013 –
present)
• Reviewer Editor – Journal of Molecular Histology. Springer Journals – USA
(2009 – present)
• Review Editor – African Journal of Biotechnology, Academic Journals – Kenja.
(2013 – present)
• Review Editor – Edorium Journal of Biomolecules, USA (2013 – present)
• Editorial Board Member of Chronicles of Young Scientists - India. (2008 –
present)
• Editor – Open Journal of Pathology, Scientific Research Publishing - USA.
(2008 – present)
• Review Editor – Applied Reports, Herberts Publications (2013 – present)

• 2013 - present Grand Prior, Grand Priory of Gozo, Hospitallier Order of St.
Lazarus
• 2013 - present – Selection committee, MASTER IT program, Ministry of
Education, Government of Malta
• 2011 - present – Board members Committee on the pricing of medicinal
products, Government of Malta
• 2011 - 2013 - Board member Consumers Affairs Council, Government of Malta
• 2010 - 2103 - Council member, European Consumers Consultative Group (ECCG),
EU Commission, Brussels
• 2010 – Founder Member of World Stevia Organisation (WGO)
• 2010 - Board Member Organising and Scientific Committee Malta Stevia and
Stevia Growing Conference
• 2009 – Board Member Organising and Scientific Committee – Malta Polyphenols
and Pomegranate extracts Conference
• 2007 – Board Member Organising and Scientific Committee – Functional Food
Symposium, ILSI International Life Sciences Institute
• 2006 - Board Member Organising Committee 6th Medical School Conference
• 2003 - present Council member Consumer Association, Malta

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