Prof Tony Cass

Deputy Director and Research Director

Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
United Kingdom
PH: +44 (0) 2075945195
Fax: +44 (0) 2075945196
Email: [email protected]


Tony Cass is currently Professor of Chemical Biology, Deputy Director and Research Director (Bionanotechnology) in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

He trained originally as a chemist with degrees from the Universities of York and Oxford. His research interests are in the field of analytical biotechnology and particularly in the use of protein engineering and design to produce new reagents for biosensors and bioanalysis. He pioneered the use of synthetic electron transfer mediators for enzyme biosensors and his work in this area led to the development of the first electronic blood glucose measuring system, commercialised by MediSense Inc. (now part of Abbott Diagnostics), and the award of the Royal Society's Mullard Medal (along with Professor HAO Hill FRS and Dr MJ Green).

Most of his current research is focussed on using engineered proteins and peptides in a micro-and nano-structured materials and devices for both clinical and high throughput analysis.

In addition to his academic research, he is a member of several Research Council Committees, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Oxford Biosensors and has acted as a consultant to several European and US biotechnology companies. He is a member of the advisory board of International Pharmaceutical Training Ltd. He has published over 80 papers and edited 3 books and is on the editorial boards of Biosensors and Bioelectronics and IEE Proceedings Nanobiotechnology. In addition he is a Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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