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 Expert  728723

Expert in Infectious Diseases, Systems Biology, Genetics and Bionanotechnology

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's has more than 20 years research experience. Most of his research has been in the area of infectious diseases, particularly meningococcal meningitis and tuberculosis. Work in these areas has focussed on finding genetic basis of bacterial virulence and then using this information to identify novel drug targets or candidate vaccine antigens. In recent years Expert's research interests have shifted towards systems biology of infectious diseases where Expert's group has made notable achievements, for instance, constructing the first in silico model of the pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He has already recently entered the area of bionanotechnology where his work has focussed on the development of carbon nanotubes for biomedical application. Recent successes include, for instance, the construction of a system for cancer drug delivery to cells. Expert is also a popular science writer who writes on a wide range of subjects for the media, including genetics, synthetic biology and evolution.

carbon nanotube


meningococcal meningitis


microbial genetics






computer modeling


gene expression




systems biology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   PhD   Biochemistry   Imperial College, University of London  
1977   BSc   Biochemistry   Bedford College, University of London  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to


(Undisclosed University)


Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Professor of Molecular Genetics


Expert is Strategy Leader for Interdisciplinary Research

1985 to 1990


St George's Hospital Medical School




Research Fellow


Career Accomplishments:

Society of General Microbioology, Americal Microbiological Society, Acid-Fast Club, Genetical Society, Veterinary Club.

Professional Appointments

Panel member of UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Publications and Patents Summary

Professor Mcfadden has three patents in infectious diseases diagnostics.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Carbon  
 - PlosOne  
 - Genome Biology  
 - ACS Nano  
 - Journal of Bacteriology  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2007 to   BBSRC   Expert Panel Member   Expert is a panel member of grants Committee B.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Professor Mcfadden was hired as a consultant for a television company to provide advice of genetics program.
  • Expert was hired by a vaccine company to evaluate a vaccine preparation.
  • Professor Mcfadden was hired by a pharamceutical company to evaluate the potential of a meningitis vaccine.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert was employed as an Expert witness on the UK MMR/Autism trial. He was commissioned to produce a report on the genetic component of autism.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Clean room testing expert for consulting on contamination issue.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Some of Expert's research is sponsored by industrial sponsors.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Professor Mcfadden has organized several workshops and conferences on systems biology both in the UK and abroad.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is an excellent popular science writer who has written articles published in the Guardian in the UK and the Washinton Post in the US on a wide range of topics from genetically modified crops to synthetic biology.


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