Valerie Ferro

Senior Lecturer

Personal Statement

Val Ferro read Biochemistry at the University of Aberdeen (BSc Hons 1985) and carried out postgraduate research into Tumour Biology at the University of St. Andrews. (PhD, 1989). She moved to the University of Strathclyde in 1989 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, managing commercially-funded projects on vaccine development. She became a lecturer in 2006 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2018.

Research Interests

Current research interests within Dr Ferro's group focuses on three main areas: development of non-invasive human and veterinary vaccines, development of anti-fertility vaccines and natural product research.

 

Teaching Interests

Val teaches at both undergraduate (Years 1, 2 and 4) and postgraduate level.

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  1. Delivering natural products and biotherapeutics to improve drug efficacy

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

  2. Where traditional drug discovery meets modern technology in the quest for new drugs

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

  3. Brain changing tubers: gene expression changes following mediaeval tuber consumption

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewMeeting abstract

  4. Effects of crude extracts from mushrooms on different cancer cell lines

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewMeeting abstract

  5. Choice and design of adjuvants for parenteral and mucosal vaccines

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewLiterature review

  6. Vaccines Against Non-Infectious, Non-Cancer Novel Targets

    Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

  7. Fertility control in wildlife: review of current status, including novel and future technologies

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)

  8. Bacterial outer membrane vesicles and vaccine applications

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewSpecial issue

  9. An update on the potential for male contraception: emerging options

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  10. Optimizing efficacy of mucosal vaccines

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  11. An update on developments in female hormonal contraception

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  12. Adjuvants and vaccine delivery systems

    Research output: ResearchChapter (peer-reviewed)

  13. Adjuvant strategies required for targeting mucosal tissues

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  14. Delivery systems: a vaccine strategy for overcoming mucosal tolerance?

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  15. Adjuvants: an essential component of neisseria vaccines

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  16. Natural product research: the challenges facing the modern researcher

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  17. Mucosal immunisation: successful approaches to targeting different tissues

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  18. Peptide vaccines in immunocontraception

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Activities

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  1. South African Medical Research Council (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of peer review panel or committee

  2. University of Stirling (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of board

  3. First International Convention IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY–VACCIPHARMA Conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

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Impact

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  1. Economic benefit and competitive advantage from commercial adoption of an innovative non-invasive delivery method for drugs and vaccines

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

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