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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. 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. He was the recipient of the Young Investigator Award in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and is the only non-North American scientist to receive this award, and was also the recipient of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS) award. Abdul is an international authority in the field of oral drug delivery and absorption. 

Research Summary

Professor Basit's research sits at the interface between pharmaceutical science, gastroenterology and is focused on forging links between basic science and clinical outcomes, as well as establishing the potential of the colon as a site for macromolecule delivery, metabolism and absorption. Abdul's research spans the personalisation of medicines where his group stands at the fore of developing modern pharmaceutical manufacturing techniques using three-dimensional (3D) printing. He has further been involved in the conceptualisation and development of a number of advanced drug delivery technologies, including COLAL™, PHLORAL™, ProRelease™, DuoCoat™ and Soteria™. So far, this knowledge has been translated into the design of new technologies and improved disease treatments, many of which have been commercialised. 

Professor Basit leads a large and multi-disciplinary research group of 12 PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. He has published over 350 papers, book chapters and abstracts, co-edited 3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals and delivered more than 250 invited research presentations. Abdul is also a serial entrepreneur and has filed multiple patents and founded 3 pharmaceutical companies (Kuecept, Intract Pharma, FabRx). Abdul is a frequent speaker at international conferences, serves as a consultant to many pharmaceutical companies and is on the advisory boards of scientific journals, healthcare organisations and charitable bodies. He is the European Editor of the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. To date, Professor Basit has been awarded over 80 research grants totalling over £20 million as a principal investigator (PI) or co-PI from over 45 different funding sources including industry, UK based organisations and international funding bodies. 

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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