Sukhi Bansal

Sukhi Bansal

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Sukhi Bansal is a Reader in Chemical Biology in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (IPS) at King’s College London (KCL). Having obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Strathclyde University in 1984, he was a PDRA first at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research in London and then at the MRC Laboratory for Medical Research in Cambridge. Sukhi was appointed as lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at KCL in1989, senior lecturer in 2002 and then Reader in Chemical Biology in 2011. Sukhi has a longstanding interest in the chemistry and biology of peptides and proteins. His research focus is to use chemical methods to understand events at a molecular level and is author or co-author of over eighty publications on these subjects and four patents. He has a successful record in obtaining research funding from the research councils (EPSRC, BBSRC and MRC), the arthritis research council and from industry.

His research group has interests range from synthetic chemistry to peptide isolation, peptide synthesis, peptide drug deliveryand immunochemistry.  Recent work has focused on iron metabolism and the peptide hormone hepcidin. His research group has successfully led the development of methods for the quantitation of hepcidin.  These methods are currently utilized in industry and by clinicians and currently his research group is collaborating internationally towards the harmonization of hepcidin quantitation. The group is also actively involved in the development of hepcidin agonists and antagonists.

The research group is well equipped with dedicated equipment for synthetic chemistry including microwave synthesis and peptide chemistry, analytical and preparative HPLC equipment and dedicated mass spectrometry including Bruker MALDI-TOF, Thermo Linear Ion Trap and Xevo TQS triplequadrupole.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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