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Prof Abdul Basit
UCL School of Pharmacy
29/39 Brunswick Square
Tel: 020 7753 5865
Fax: 020 7753 5942
  • Professor
  • Pharmaceutics
  • UCL School of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Life Sciences

Professor Abdul Basit holds the position of Professor of Pharmaceutics at the UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Chile. He further holds an Honorary Lectureship in Gastroenterology at the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, Queen Mary College, University of London. Professor Basit read Pharmacy at the University of Bath and graduated in 1993 with a first class honours degree. Following a pre-registration position with Pfizer, he undertook post-graduate studies in Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy, University of London and was awarded his PhD in 1999. In recognition of his research achievements Professor Basit was the recipient of the 2004 Young Investigator Award in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). He is the first and only scientist based outside of North America to receive this award.

Research Summary

Professor Basit's research sits at the interface between pharmaceutical science and gastroenterology and is focused on oral delivery. This encompasses fundamental studies on gastrointestinal physiology through formulation and modified release issues to the clinical evaluation of dosage forms using gamma scintigraphy. He is particularly interested in modulating gastrointestinal transit and membrane permeability through physiological and pharmaceutical means, as well as establishing the potential of the colon as a site for macromolecule delivery, metabolism and absorption.

Professor Basit leads a large and multi-disciplinary research group of 10 PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. He has published extensively and has a large number of papers, patents, book chapters and abstracts to his name. He has been involved in the conceptualisation and development of a number of advanced drug delivery technologies, including COLAL™, PHLORAL™, ProRelease™ and DuoCoat™. These technologies have been licensed to pharmaceutical companies and are at various stages of clinical development.

Professor Basit sits on the scientific advisory board of several pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and is on the editorial board of scientific journals. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and is a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. To date Professor Basit has attracted more than £3 million in grant income from various funding bodies, including research councils, charitable organisations and industrial concerns.

01-OCT-2010 Professor of Pharmaceutics UCL School of Pharmacy University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2005 – 30-SEP-2010 Senior Lecturer The School of Pharmacy University of London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1999 – 30-SEP-2005 Lecturer in Pharmaceutics The School of Pharmacy University of London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1997 – 30-SEP-1999 Teaching and Research Fellow The School of Pharmacy University of London, United Kingdom
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