Dr David Pye

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Current positions



Current positions:
Head of Chemical Sciences, Reader in Biochemistry, Scientific Director of Kidscan

I hold a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and a PhD from the University of Manchester. I teach at levels 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 in a number of subject areas, including Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences within the School of Science, Engineering and Environment. I have more than 30-years’ experience in cancer research and glycobiology and have a diverse portfolio of research publications.
I am currently the scientific director of Kidscan, which is a children’s cancer research charity that operates from the University of Salford. In addition, to supporting national research into the treatment of children’s cancer; Kidscan also offers an undergraduate placement scheme that allows Salford undergraduates to complete an industrial placement with Kidscan funded researchers.
My interest in science policy h
as allowed me to contribute to national policy making by working with the learned societies. I held a trustee role for the Biochemical Society for many years and I am currently a trustee of the Oil and Colour Chemistry Association (OCCA).

Areas of Research

Areas of research:
Cancer Research, Glycobiology, Drug Design and Discovery, Molecular Modelling, Tumour Angiogenesis


Modules taught since 2008:- L3 – Science for Health, L4 - Study Skills, Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, L5 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Genomics and Proteomics (Module Leader), Medical Biochemistry (Module Leader), Pharmacology (Module Leader) Pharmaceutical and Biochemical Skills, Haematology and Transfusion, Current Topics in Biochemistry L6 – Biochemistry of Drugs and Disease (module leader), Applied Biomedical Science, Research Project, Science and Industry. L7 – Molecular Modelling and Drug Design.