Professor Ken White

Professor Ken White is a Professor of Molecular Biosciences for the School of Human Sciences.

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Dr Kenneth White

Kenneth White is a Professor of Molecular Biosciences and holds a DPhil Dip and BA.

Subject specialism

  • Molecular biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics

Professional activity

  • Member of the Biochemical Society

Research interests

  • the role of ferroxidases in systemic iron homeostasis
  • anti-diabetic properties of fenugreek
  • electrospinning nanofibre biomaterials

Kenneth is also a member of the Molecular Systems for Health Research Group at London Met, a multi-disciplinary research group with expertise in chemistry, phytochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology and genetics, focussed on strategic areas of analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic applications in biomedical science. 

  • Haeri M R, Rahbani M, Ardekani M R S and White K N  “The Effect of Fenugreek 4-Hydroxyisoleucine on Liver Function Biomarkers and Glucose in Diabetic and Fructose-fed Rats” Phytother. Res. 23, 61 – 64, 2009. (IF 1.746)
  • Yu D-G, Shen X-X, Branford-White C, White K, Zhu L-M and Bligh S W A  “Oral fast-dissolving drug delivery membranes prepared from electrospun polyvinylpyrrolidone ultrafine fibers”  Nanotechnology 20, 055104, 2009. (IF 3.317)
  • Xu Y, Zhang Z, Su S, White K N, Bligh S W A, Branford-White C J and Wang Z-T  “Treatment with Qing’E, a Kidney-Invigorating Chinese Herbal Formula, Antagonizes the Estrogen Decline in Ovariectomized Mice” Revujenation Res. 13, 479 - 488, 2010. (IF 4.138)
  • Yu D-G, Gao L-D, Lu W-Y, Branford-White C, White K, and Zhu L-M  “Multicomponent amorphous nanofibers electrospun from hot aqueous solutions of a poorly soluble drug” Pharm. Res. 27, 2466 - 2477, 2010. (IF 3.933)
  • Yu D-G, Branford-White C, Chatteron N P, White K, Zhu L M, Shen X X, Nie W “Electrospinning of Concentrated Polymer Solutions”  Macromolecules 43, 10743 – 10746, 2010. (IF 4.539)
  • Yu D-G, Zhu L-M, Bligh S W A., Branford-White C, and White K N  “Coaxial electrospinning with organic solvent for controlling the size of self-assembled nano-particles” Chem. Commun. 47, 1216 – 1218, 2011. (IF 5.504)
  • Haeri M R, Izadoost M, Ardekani M R S and White K   “Improved Isolation of 4-Hydroxyisoleucine from Trigonella foenum graecum seeds”. Chem. Nat. Compounds 47, 157-158, 2011. (IF 0.572)
  • Shen X-X, Yu D-G, Zhu L M, Branford-White C, White K, Chatteron N P, “Electrospun diclofenac sodium loaded Eudragit L 100-55 nanofibers for colon-targeted drug delivery" Int. J. Pharmaceut. 408, 200-207, 2011. (IF 2.962)
  • Yang Y-C, Crowder J,Wardle N J, Yang L, White K N, Wang Z-T, Bligh S W A “1H-NMR study of monocrotaline and its metabolites in human blood” Food Chem. Toxicol. 49, 2793-2799, 2011. (IF 2.602)
  • Yu D-G, Branford-White C, Williams GR, Bligh SWA, White K, Zhu L-M, Chatteron NP “Self-assembled liposomes from amphiphilic electrospun nanofibers” Soft Matter 7, 8239-8247, 2011.  (IF 4.46)
  • Yu D-G, White K, Yang J-H, Wang X, Qian W, Li Y. “PVP nanofibers prepared using co-axial electrospinning with salt solution as sheath fluid” Materials Letters 67, 78-80, 2012.  (IF 2.117)
  • Yu D-G, Branford-White C, Bligh SWA, White K, Chatterton NP, Zhu LM (2011) Improving Polymer Nanofiber Quality Using a Modified Co-axial Electrospinning Process. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 32, 744-750, 2011. (IF 4.365)
  • White KN, Conesa C, Sánchez L,Amini M, Farnaud S, Lorvoralak C, Evans RW. “The transfer of iron between ceruloplasmin and transferrins”.  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1820, 411-416, 2012. (IF 4.663)
  • Haeri MR, Khalatbari Limaki H, Branford White CJ, White KN “Non-insulin dependent anti-diabetic activity of (2S, 3R, 4S) 4-hydroxyisoleucine of fenugreek(Trigonella foenum graecum)in streptozotocin-induced type I diabetic rats” Phytomedicine 19, 571-574, 2012. (IF 2.662)
  • Pan X, Hartley JM, Hartley JA, White KN, Wang Z, Bligh SWA.  “Evodiamine, a dual catalytic inhibitor of type I and II topoisomerases, exhibits enhanced inhibition against camptothecin resistant cells.” Phytomedicine 19, 618-624, 2012. (IF 2.662)
  • Kazemain H, White K, Palmer-Brown D, Yusuf SA.  “Applications of Evolutionary SVM to Prediction of Membrane Alpha-Helices” Expert Systems With Applications 40, 3412-3420, 2013. (IF 2.203)
  • Yan J, White K, Yu D-G, Zhao X-Y.  “Sustained-release multiple-component cellulose acetate nanofibers fabricated using a modified coaxial electrospinning process” J Material Sci 49, 538-547 2014. (IF 2.163)
  • Kazemian H, Yusuf SA, White K  “Signal peptide discrimination and cleavage site identification using SVM and NN”  Computers in Biology and Medicine 45, 98-110, 2014.  (IF 1.162).
  • Yu D-G, White K, Chatterton N, Li Y, Lia L, Wang X. “Structural lipid nanoparticles self-assembled from electrospun core-shell polymeric nanocomposites”.  RSC Advances, 5, 9462-9466, 2015. (IF 3.708)
  • Chen G, Xu Y, Yu D-G, Zhang D, Chatterton N, White K “Structure-tunable Janus Fibers Fabricated Using Spinnerets with Varying Port Angles” Chem Comm 51, 4623-4626, 2015. (IF 6.718)


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