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Professor John Mitchell is Emeritus Professor and Pharmaceutical Sciences Cluster Leader in the School of Science. An internationally recognised expert in pre-formulation and formulation science, he has published over 130 refereed papers in aspects of drug delivery, synthesis and analysis of novel drug carrying polymers, drug transport, drug formulation and the chemical stability of drug substances using spectroscopy and calorimetry as major tools.
Professor Mitchell has over 1,590 citations with an average citation of 12.2 per paper and an h index of 23. Please see www.researcherid.com/rid/C-3754-2008.
Professor Mitchell has excellent industry links having had over 25 collaborative post-doctoral fellows with Pfizer UK and PhD students supported by both GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer. The interdisciplinary nature of his work, based in both physical organic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry, is best expressed in a range of publications in journals ranging from Thermochimica Acta to International Journal of Pharmaceutics and interdisciplinary invited lectures including: 'Pharmaceutical Nanomaterials: The preparation of solid core drug delivery systems' to the Delivery Technologies for Biotherapeutics Section at the APS PharmSci 2010.
1999: Present Professor of Biological Chemistry, University of Greenwich
1991–99: Senior Lecturer in Bio-organic Chemistry, University of Kent
1987–91: Senior Lecturer, University of Greenwich
1983–87: Teaching Fellow, University of London
1983: PhD, Physical Organic Chemistry, Duke University, USA
1979: MSc, Organic Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, USA
1977: BA Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, USA
Over the past five years, Professor Mitchell has maintained his international reputation as a researcher by:
Professor Mitchell has attracted funding from both research councils (EPSRC) and industry (Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and many SMEs) and has been an advisory consultant to GlaxoSmithKline, Procter and Gamble, Pfizer UK and Colorcon.
Professors Snowden and Mitchell jointly managed the Medway Sciences-Pfizer Postdoctoral Scheme, an innovative post-doctoral scheme involving a total of 24 post-doctoral research fellows, who were employed by the university but located within the Pfizer research and development laboratories at Sandwich. The programme resulted in 27 refereed publications, 25 conference presentations, and 16 podium presentations.
Pharmaceutical Nanomaterials: The preparation of solid core drug delivery systems. Invited Podium Presentation: Delivery Technologies for Biotherapeutics, APS PharmSci 2010.
Pharmaceutical Nanomaterials: Novel Delivery Systems for Sensitive Bio-Materials. Invited Lecture: 13th IACIS International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science and 83rd ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium (June 2009), USA.
Pharmaceutical Nanomaterials; New Materials, Novel Products. Keynote Lecture: RSC Biomaterials Group, January 2009.
Formulating for the Large and Sensitive. Invited Lecture: 35th Interpharm Research Conference, Barnsley, May 2007.
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Ayensu, I., Mitchell, J.C., and Boateng, J.S. (2010) Freeze-dried thiolated chitosan formulations for protein delivery via the buccal mucosa. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 62 (10), pp. 1273–74.
Mitchell, J.C., and Trivedi, V. (2010) Pharmaceutical nanomaterials: The preparation of solid core drug delivery systems (SCDDS). Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 62(10), pp. 1457–58.
Waters, L.J., Bedford, S., Parkes, G.M.B., and Mitchell, J.C. (2010) Influence of lipophilicity on drug-cyclodextrin interactions: a calorimetric study. Thermochimica Acta, doi:10.1016/j.tca.2010.07.031.
Mitchell, J.C. et al. (2010) Synthesis and properties of polyelectrolyte microgel particles. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, doi:10.1016/j.cis.2009.07.008.
Mitchell, J.C. Vibrational spectra and crystal structure of the di-amino acid peptide cyclo(L-Met-L-Met): comparison of experimental data and DFT calculations. J. Raman Spectrosc., 41, pp. 148–59, doi:10.1002/jrs.2426.