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I am a Lecturer with multidisciplinary teaching experience in Bioscience. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Biochemical Society, and maintain my registration with the HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist via appropriate continuing professional development activities. 

Teaching

Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Research

Research expertise and interests: Application of Computational biochemistry, molecular modelling and bioinformatics methods to investigate viral proteins and proteins of biomedical importance, 

Publications:

Rivera, J.F.,Baral, A.J., Nadat, F., Boyd,G., Smyth, R., Patel, H., Burman, E.L., Alameer, G., Boxall, S.A., Jackson, B.R., Baxter, E. J.,Laslo,P., Green,A.R., Kent, D.G.,Mullally, A.,& Chen, E. (2021). Zinc-dependent multimerization of mutant calreticulin is required for MPL binding and MPN pathogenesis. Blood Advances, 5(7): 1922–1932. doi: https://doi.org/10.1182/bloodadvances.2020002402

Patel, H., & Kukol, A. (2020). Integrating molecular modelling methods to advance influenza A virus drug discovery. Drug Discovery Today, 26(2), 503-510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drudis.2020.11.014.

Patel, H.,& Kukol, A. (2019).Prediction of ligands to universally conserved binding sites of the influenza A virus nuclear export protein. Virology, 537, 97-103.

Patel, H., & Kukol, A. (2017). Evolutionary conservation of influenza A PB2 sequences reveals potential target sites for small molecule inhibitors. Virology, 509, 112-120.

Patel, H., & Kukol, A. (2016). Recent discoveries of influenza A drug target sites to combat virus replication. Biochemical Society Transactions, 44(3), 932–936.

Patel, H., & Kukol, A. (2016). Evaluation of a novel virtual screening strategy using receptor decoy binding sites. Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine15(15). 

Kukol, A.,Patel, H. (2014). Influenza A nucleoprotein binding sites for antivirals: current research and future potential. Future Virology, 9(7), 625-627.