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Dr Alan McGown
Dr Alan McGown
postal addressCockcroft.
email addressA.McGown@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 4851
Key Memberships
Head of Research Centre: Biomedical Research Centre
From October 2011 to December 2013.
From October 2009 to December 2013.
Student Member of Research Centre: Biochemistry, Drug Design & Cancer Research Centre
From October 2009 to December 2013.
Profile Summary

-Alan McGown is the Professor of Molecular Drug Design at the University of Salford and the Scientific Director of the Kidscan Centre for Children’s Cancer Research. He is involved in the design and testing of novel anticancer agents with a particular interest in agents that target tumour vasculature.

Key Qualifications
1975
1979
Key Projects
2012
Jun
Kidscan Research (extension to ELRA40)
Kidscan, £10,000.00.
Principal Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2011
Aug
Kidscan Research Support (Extension to ELRA37)
Kidscan, £10,000.00.
Principal Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2011
Aug
Investigation of the effects of glutamine depletion on selected cancer cell lines
Kidscan, £5,000.00.
Principal Investigator: I Podmore (90%). Co-Investigator: A McGown (10%).
2011
May
Oncoprobe 5 (Extension to Oncoprobe 1)
Oncoprobe Ltd., £54,576.00.
Principal Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2010
Apr
Kidscan Research Support
Kidscan, £10,000.00.
Principal Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2009
Dec
Oncoprobe 4
Oncoprobe Ltd., £8,904.00.
Principal Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2009
Oct
Oncoprobe (3)
Oncoprobe Ltd., £8,903.00.
Principal Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2009
Jul
Two-photon activation of stilbene-based drugs targeted at the vasculature.
STFC, £30,420.00.
Principal Investigator: R Bisby (50%). Co-Investigators: J Hadfield (25%), A McGown (25%).
2009
May
Extension of Jean Taylor Grant (STRN51)
Kidscan, £10,000.00.
Principal Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2009
Apr
Oncoprobe (2)
Oncoprobe Ltd., £25,914.00.
Principal Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2009
Mar
The effects of glutamine depletion on selected cancer cell lines
Kidscan, £10,000.00.
Principal Investigator: I Podmore (75%). Co-Investigator: A McGown (25%).
2009
Jan
Oncoprobe
Oncoprobe Ltd., £130,000.00.
Principal Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2008
Sep
Use of Tissue Models in Predicting Oral Drug Absorption
BBSRC, £117,952.00.
Investigators: A McGown (50%), G Warhurst (50%).
2008
May
2008
Feb
Evaluation of novel anti-cancer agents
University of Manchester Intellectual Property Limited, £8,000.00.
Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2006
Dec
Auraura Research & Licensing Project
Pimco 2501 Limited, £37,665.00.
Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2005
Jul
Evaluation of novel anti-vascular agents (extension to STRN47)
Cancer Research UK, £60,453.00.
Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2004
Jun
2004
May
Evaluation of Novel Anti-Vascular Agents
Cancer Research UK, £46,118.00.
Investigators: A McGown (35%), J Hadfield (35%), J Butler (30%).
2004
Feb
Equipment Grant
Kidscan, £62,342.00.
Investigators: J Butler (50%), A McGown (50%).
2003
Mar
EPSRC Case Studentship - Nicholas Hirst
AstraZeneca, £5,250.00.
Investigator: A McGown (100%).
2003
Feb
CASE Studentship, AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca, £5,250.00.
Investigator: A McGown (0%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Patents
Key Presence
Consultancy Roles
2010
Jun
External Examiner Duties
2008
Jun

Nominated examiner for Clinical Pharmacology 2011 and 2013.

Honorary Posts (e.g. Visiting Appointments)
2011
Jan
Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
2011
Jul
Invited Papers and Lectures
2010
Nov
Memberships of External Bodies
2006
Jan
Member of United Kingdom Children's Cancer Division of Therapeutics Group
2002
Feb

Scientific Director

2001
Jan
United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group- Biological Studies Committee (UKCCSG-BSC).
2000
Jan
United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group ¿Pharmacology Group. (UKCCSG-PKG
1998
Jan
Member of United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group ¿New Agents Group. (UKCCSG-NAG).
1990
Jan
Member of the British Association for Cancer Research, Executive Committee.
1980
Jan
Member of the British Association for Cancer Research.
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2003
Scientific Director of Kidscan, a cancer charity.