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DR. YAMNI NIGAM


Position: Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science


Dr Nigam's expertise falls within the area of wound healing and in particular relating to the antimicrobial activities present in the secretions of the medicinal maggot, Lucilia sericata. Strengthened by international collaborations, the maggot research project has expanded into a large, multi-faceted research group, focusing on the different biological and immunological activities of this clinically important insect. This has led onto filing patent applications and securing patent protection with the European Patent Office for antimicrobial materials isolated from maggots.


Yamni is an invited member of the Welsh Wound Network set up by the Welsh Government in 2007, and has recently been invited to become part of the new Welsh Wound Innovation Centre (WWIC). She has published her work in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and YN has been invited to present her findings at several national and international scientific and clinical conferences, including meetings of learned societies.


Expertise:


• Invertebrate immunology
• Wound healing
• The isolation of materials to be used in wound care, in particular materials to combat microbial resistance