Dr Dan Rathbone

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences

PG Programme Director 

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University

Aston Triangle
B4 7ET

telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4002
Email: D.L.Rathbone@aston.ac.uk

Research Group

Molecular Biomedical Research

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)
Dan Rathbone

PH1405: Heterocyclic chemistry
PH1408: IT training
PH3602: Various drug/disease lectures
PH3605: Drug analysis, QSAR, combinatorial chemistry

2007 to date  Senior Lecturer, Aston University
1999-2007 Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aston University
1996-99 Research Fellow, Aston University
1990-95 Senior Chemist, Aston Molecules Ltd
1989 Postdoctoral Fellow, Warwick University
1988 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut fur Organische Chemie und Biochemie, Bonn
1984-87 PhD, University of Warwick
1980-84 BA, Chemistry, St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

  • Design, synthesis and screening of libraries of new antimycobacterial compounds
  • Computer aided drug design
  • Molecular recognition in fluorescent imprinted polymers and their use as sensors and receptor mimics
  • Design and synthesis of transglutaminase inhibitors
  • MPharm course - medicinal chemistry and drug design
  • MSc Drug Design (programme director) – computer-aided drug design

Recent Publications

Rachel Huey, Dan Rathbone, Paul McCarron & Susan Hawthorne, 2019, Design, stability and efficacy of a new targeting peptide for nanoparticulate drug delivery to SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells, Journal of Drug Targeting, Accepted author version posted online: 09 Jan 2019, Published online: 31 Jan 2019, https://doi.org/10.1080/1061186X.2019.1567737