Drug Discovery, Delivery and Patient Care (DDDPC)

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Areas covered: pharmacology, chemistry, drug discovery, delivery and development, pharmaceutical formulation, pharmaceutical analysis, nanotechnology, regulatory affairs.

Welcome to the official web page of the Drug Discovery, Delivery and Patient Care (DDDPC) Research Group at Kingston University London. The group's interdisciplinary research aims at improving the quality of life by providing safe, effective, and innovative products and services. The research undertaken spans the diverse yet inter-connected areas of new drug and biological target discovery, pharmaceutical formulation and development of new drug delivery systems and patient care.

Many of the DDDPC group members have world-class expertise in the synthesis and biological screening of new chemical entities, identification of new biological / drug targets, development of promising new molecules into usable medicines and monitoring how patients respond to such new medicines. The DDDPC group members are actively involved in national and international research collaboration; they work synergistically with charities, non-profit organisations, human and veterinary pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and nutraceutical industry.

Our research is focused into three main themes, namely:

  1. Pharmacology, chemistry and drug discovery
    Mark Carew, Nick Freestone, Francesca Arrigoni, Adam Le Gresley, Reem Kayyali, Helmout Modjtahedi, Barbara Pierscionek, Ali Ryan, Edith Sim, Alex Sinclair
  2. Drug delivery, pharmaceutical analysis and regulatory affairs
    Raid Alany, James Barker, Stephen Barton, Gianpiero Calabrese, Amr Elshaer, John Fletcher, Dhaya Perumal, Richard Singer, Lori Snyder, Anil Vangala
  3. m-Health, innovative technologies and patient care
    Reem Kayyali, Shereen Nabhani, Nilesh Patel, Nada Philip, David Wertheim


Core MembersAssociate Members
Raid Alany (Pharmacy and Chemistry)Mark Carew (Pharmacy and Chemistry)
Francesca Arrigoni (Pharmacy and Chemistry)John Fletcher (Pharmacy and Chemistry)
James Barker (Pharmacy and Chemistry)Nick Freestone (Pharmacy and Chemistry)
Stephen Barton (Pharmacy and Chemistry)Baljit Ghatora (Pharmacy and Chemistry)
Gianpiero Calabrese (Pharmacy and Chemistry)Caroline Kim (Pharmacy and Chemistry)
Amr ElShaer (Pharmacy and Chemistry)Helmout Modjtahedi (Pharmacy and Chemistry)
Reem Kayyali (Pharmacy and Chemistry)Declan Naughton (Life Sciences)
Adam Le Gresley (Pharmacy and Chemistry)Nada Philip (Computing)
Shereen Nabhani (Pharmacy and Chemistry)Alex Sinclair (Pharmacy and Chemistry)
Dhayaneethie Perumal (Life Sciences)Lori Snyder (Life Sciences)
Ali Ryan (SEC)David Wertheim (Computing)
Edith Sim (Pharmacy and Chemistry)
Anil Vangala (Pharmacy and Chemistry)

If you wish to contact the group please email the group leaders Raid Alany or Reem Kayyali.



CBC talk “CNS drug discovery targeting Alzheimer’s disease” Professor Rashid Deane, University of Rochester, USA

Date:              Wednesday 15/06/2016 Time:             12-1 …

Digital Information Research Centre (DIRC) Seminar – 15 June

Digital Information Research Centre (DIRC) Seminar Date:                     Wednesday 15th June 2016 Time:                    15.00-16.00 Venue:                 PRJG2008 Speaker: …

RPS poster meeting


Dr ElShaer and his group attended the Royal Pharmaceutical Society meeting on Tuesday 10 November 2015. …

ERS presentation:


Dr. Reem Kayyali presented an oral presentation in the European Respiratory Conference in Amsterdam in September …

SWLS Funding:


Dr. Roshan Siva, a respiratory consultant from Croydon NHS Trust and Dr. Reem Kayyali, associate professor …

Kingston Researchers Present at the 2015 Controlled Release Society Conference in Edinburgh

Ali Athab Al-kinani (PhD student) and Dr. Hamdy Abdelkader (Visiting Research Fellow) presented at the 2015 …

DDDPC students win prizes at the 3rd IhSHA conference

Zeinab Fathalla and Dr Anil Vangala

Congratulations to Zeinab Fathalla who won 1st prize for her research poster at the Interdisciplinary Hub …

UK Pharmacists Role in Mobile Health Being Recognised in Europe

Pharmacy research in the field of telehealth and mobile health was finally recognised and for the …