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Dr Gianpiero Calabrese

Senior Lecturer

About

I was born in Salerno, Italy, where I completed my MSc in Organic Chemistry at Universita' degli Studi di Salerno. In 2004, I joined the Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Group at University of Portsmouth where I read for a PhD on the "Design, synthesis and preliminary in vitro evaluation of potential agents for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT)". In 2008, I joined the Department of Pharmacy at Kingston University, London, where I currently am Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Admissions Tutor for Pharmacy.

Areas of specialism

  • Drug delivery
  • Formulation
  • Electronic cigarettes: analysis, public health, pharmacology/toxicology, formulation.
  • Synthetic chemistry

Qualifications

  • PGCert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University
  • PhD in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry at University of Portsmouth
  • MSc in Organic Chemistry at Universita' degli Studi di Salerno, Italy

Professional membership

2011   Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

2007   Member of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.

Research

Drug delivery: polymeric nanoparticles, liposomes and carbon nanotubes for the targeting of the Central Nervous System. Design, synthesis and formulation of boron-containing compounds for selective mitochondrial targeting in the Boron Neutron Capture Therapy of brain cancers. Electronic cigarettes: analysis of content, public health issues related to pharmacy practice, pharmacology/toxicology, formulation. Peer reviewer for 5 scientific journals of high impact factor.

Publications

Number of items: 20.

Article

Calabrese, Gianpiero, Daou, Anis, Rova, Aikaterini, Tseligka, Eirini D., Vizirianakis, Ioannis S, Fatouros, Dimitris and Tsibouklis, John (2017) Boron-containing delocalised lipophilic cations for the selective targeting of cancer cells. MedChemComm, 8(1), pp. 67-72. ISSN (print) 2040-2503

Calabrese, Gianpiero, Daou, Anis, Barbu, Eugen and Tsibouklis, John (2017) Towards carborane-functionalised structures for the treatment of brain cancer. Drug Discovery Today, ISSN (print) 1359-6446 (Epub Ahead of Print)

ElShaer, Amr, Calabrese, Gianpiero, Casanova, Diogo and Huet, Isabel (2016) Building a community of practice for engaging pharmacy students to learn in a collaborative research environment. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, ISSN (print) 1877-1297 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Buonocore, Federico, Marques Gomes, Ana C N, Nabhani-Gebara, Shereen, Barton, Stephen J. and Calabrese, Gianpiero (2016) Labelling of electronic cigarettes: regulations and current practice. Tobacco Control, ISSN (print) 0964-4563 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Tseligka, Eirini D., Rova, Aikaterini, Amanatiadou, Elsa P., Calabrese, Gianpiero, Tsibouklis, John, Fatouros, Dimitrios G. and Vizirianakis, Ioannis S. (2016) Pharmacological development of target-specific delocalized lipophilic cation-functionalized carboranes for cancer therapy. Pharmaceutical Research, 33(8), pp. 1945-1958. ISSN (print) 0724-8741

Marques Gomes, Ana C N, Nabhani-Gebara, Shereen, Kayyali, Reem, Buonocore, Federico and Calabrese, Gianpiero (2016) Survey of community pharmacists' perception of electronic cigarettes in London. BMJ Open, 6(11), e013214. ISSN (online) 2044-6055

Al-Kinani, Ali Athab, Naughton, Declan P., Calabrese, Gianpiero, Vangala, Anil, Smith, James R., Pierscionek, Barbara K. and Alany, Raid G. (2015) Analysis of 2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid by hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography: application for ocular delivery using chitosan nanoparticles. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 407(9), pp. 2645-2650. ISSN (print) 1618-2642

Vimalarasa, Rubini, Foot, P. J. and Calabrese, Gianpierro (2014) Evaluation of a smart polymer nanosphere for potential use in anticancer drug delivery. Polymers and Polymer Composites, 22(9), pp. 753-762. ISSN (print) 0967-3911

Theodoropoulos, Dimitrios, Rova, Aikaterini, Smith, James R., Barbu, Eugen, Calabrese, Gianpiero, Vizirianakis, Ioannis S., Tsibouklis, John and Fatouros, Dimitrios G. (2013) Towards boron neutron capture therapy: The formulation and preliminary in vitro evaluation of liposomal vehicles for the therapeutic delivery of the dequalinium salt of bis-nido-carborane. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 23(22), pp. 6161-6166. ISSN (print) 0960-894X

Calabrese, Gianpiero (2012) Formulation of drugs : a key to success. Drug Discovery Today, ISSN (print) 1359-6446

Calabrese, Gianpiero, Nesnas, John J, Barbu, Eugen, Fatouros, Dimitris and Tsibouklis, John (2012) The formulation of polyhedral boranes for the boron neutron capture therapy of cancer. Drug Discovery Today, 17(3-4), pp. 153-159. ISSN (print) 1359-6446

Yannopoulis, SN, Zouganelis, GD, Nurmohamed, S, Smith, JR, Bouropoulos, N, Calabrese, G, Fatouros, DG and Tsibouklis, J (2010) Physisorbed o-carborane onto lyso-phosphatidylcholine-functionalized, single-walled carbon nanotubes: a potential carrier system for the therapeutic delivery of boron. Nanotechnology, 21(8), Article number 085101. ISSN (print) 0957-4484

Sala, Giorgio Della, Cutignano, Adele, Fontana, Angelo, Spinella, Aldo, Calabrese, Gianpiero, Coll, Anna Domenech, d'Ippolito, Giuliana, Monica, Carmela Della and Cimino, Guido (2007) Towards the biosynthesis of the aromatic products of the Mediterranean mollusc 'Scaphander lignarius' : isolation and synthesis of analogues of lignarenones. Tetrahedron, 63(30), pp. 7256-7263. ISSN (print) 0040-4020

Book Section

Fatouros, Dimitrios G., Calabrese, Gianpiero, Barbu, Eugen, Roldo, Marta, Faourou, Andriani G. and Tsibouklis, John (2013) Boron neutron capture therapy : active agents and lipid carriers. In: Vizirianakis, Ioannis S., (ed.) Handbook of personalized medicine: advances in nanotechnology, drug delivery, and therapy. Boca Raton, U.S. : CRC Press. pp. 109-128. ISBN 9789814411196

Al-Kinani, Ali A., Calabrese, Gianpiero, Vangala, Anil, Naughton, Declan and Alany, Raid G. (2012) Nanotechnology in ophthalmic drug delivery. In: Souto, Eliana B., (ed.) Patenting nanomedicines: legal aspects, intellectual property and grant opportunities. Berlin, Germany : Springer. pp. 277-303. ISBN 9783642292644

Conference or Workshop Item

Vimalarasa, Rubini, Foot, Peter J. S. and Calabrese, Gianpiero (2015) Polypyrrole-chitosan core-shell nanoparticles for anticancer drug delivery. In: 4th NanoFar Autumn School; 26 - 30 Oct 2015, Nantes, France. (Unpublished)

Al-Kinani, A., Vangala, A., Naughton, D., Pierscionek, B., Calabrese, G. and Alany, R. (2013) Development and validation of a new HPLC method for quantification of (R)-(−)-2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid in simulated aqueous humor. In: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition; 10-14 Nov 2013, San Antonio, USA. (Unpublished)

Al-Kinani, A., Abbas, Z., Calabrese, G., Pierscionek, B., Vangala, A., Naughton, D. and Alany, R. (2013) N-glycerol alkyl chitosan submicron particles as drug delivery systems: formulation and characterization studies. In: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition; 10-14 Nov 2013, San Antonio, USA. (Unpublished)

Al-Kinani, A.A., Calabrese, G., Naughton, D.P., Pierscionek, B.K., Swinden, J., Vangala, A. and Alany, R. G. (2013) Separation and quantification of cystine and cysteine in simulated aqueous humor using capillary electrophoresis. In: 40th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society; 21-24 July 2013, Honolulu, USA.

Al-Kinani, A. A., Naughton, D., Pierscionek, B., Vangala, A., Swinden, J., Calabrese, G. and Alany, R. (2013) Separation and quantification of methionine in simulated aqueous humor using capillary electrophoresis. In: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition; 10-14 Nov 2013, San Antonio, USA. (Unpublished)

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