Deputy Director and Research Director
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
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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.