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Dr Jeremy Allen
Dr Jeremy Allen
postal addressPeel Building, University of Salford, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT.
email addressj.t.allen@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 0728
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Biomedical Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
Profile Summary
- Pathophysiology of tissue repair. The cell and molecular biology of abnormal tissue repair (scarring/fibrosis) during host-parasite interactions and disease development. The overall aim of these studies is to better define the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate fibrogenesis, the wound healing responses to tissue injury, understand how they are altered leading to excessive or continuous healing in scarring/fibrosis, and ultimately to modify these processes giving potential therapeutic benefit. Several different experimental systems including cell cultures, ex vivo human samples and parasite models or antigenic materials, as well as a range of cellular, molecular and biochemical techniques are in use to elucidate the pathogenesis of medically important fibrosis disorders. The core theme between different tissue repair disorders is that although there is involvement of different organs and initiating injuries, they share key components of tissue injury and repair and typically there are epithelial and mesenchymal cellular components, such as the myofibroblast. This mesenchymal cell is a central regulator of tissue degradation and repair whose activities are closely regulated by key cytokines and growth factors within the microenvironment and it is the expression and regulation of these molecules that are the main focus of research.
Key Projects
2017
Apr
Kidscan Placement Scheme
Kidscan, £1,000.00.
Principal Investigator: J Allen (100%).
2015
Jun
Kidscan Student Placement Award
Kidscan, £2,000.00.
Principal Investigator: J Allen (100%).
2009
Jan
British Association for Lung Research - Vacation Scholarship
British Association for Lung Research, £1,520.00.
Principal Investigator: L Smyth (75%). Co-Investigator: J Allen (25%).
Key Presence
External Examiner Duties
2011
Apr
Internal University Support Received
2009
Oct

£300k approx. (laboratory refurbishment, with D. Storey, G. Hide)

2008
Dec

£50k (cell culture equipment)

2008
Oct

£50k approx. studentship (3 years)

2008
Apr

£113k equipment (histology)

2007
Dec

£2.5k (code STGG69)

2006
Dec

£3k (code STGG78)

2006
Apr

£2k (code STGG80)

2006
Apr

£20k equipment (cell stretch)

Memberships of External Bodies
2011
Jan

mem number: 381593

2010
Jun

mem number: 120129

2008
Dec
2008
Jan
2004
Oct

mem number: 5067

2004
Aug

mem number: 51848

Other Evidence of External Esteem
2011
Aug

Medical research Council

2010
Nov

Wellcome Trust