Dr Peter J. Hanson


Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry

School of Life and Health Sciences

Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham B4 7ET

email: p.j.hanson@aston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3952
Fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4187

Research Group

Cell & Tissue Biomedical Research 

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) 

Teaching Activity on the Biology/BMS Programmes

Teaching of Biochemistry at levels 4-6, Statistics at level 5, and Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract at level 6

Teaching Activity on the MPharm Programme

Teaching on second year pharmacology modules 

Career History

Research Interests

  • Applications of preparations of gastric and colonic epithelial cells grown on porous polycarbonate support membranes (Transwells) in biopharmaceutical screening
  • Effects of endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide)  on apoptosis and barrier function in gastric and colonic epithelial monolayers
  • The pharmacology and biochemistry of signal transduction mechanisms in the gastrointestinal tract

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Biochemical Society