Dr Tanveer Tabish

Associate Research Fellow


Tanveer received his PhD in 2018 from the University of Exeter, UK. His PhD research focused primarily on the development of graphene-based anti-cancer nanomedicine. Through his association with the EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials, he investigated the efficacy of nanotechnology for developing the next generation of image based therapeutic and diagnostic tools in nanomedicine. He has also pioneered an anti-metastatic enzyme cancer therapy for both diagnosis and treatment of breast and ovarian cancers that are currently being pursued for clinical translation. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed articles on basic and applied research topics, with a primary focus on nanomedicine and medical physics.  Tanveer's interests at this stage are the fabrication and property estimation of novel 2D-related materials with small dimensions, further to develop their applications in anti-cancer nanomedicine. His areas of particular interest include, but are not exclusive to, nanostructured biomaterials, light-triggered therapy options for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases.

The primary focus of his current research is developing a theranostic approach for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer by combining light and functionalised nanoparticles. The motif is to address the unmet clinical need of immediate and effective non-surgical cancer detection and diagnosis with high specificity and sensitivity in a single effective non-surgical procedure that aim to mimic human response to light and nanoparticles in-vitro and in-vivo. Such a solution does not currently exist, leading to delays in diagnosis, unnecessary mortality, and ineffective treatments, unnecessary treatments with associated risks and significant financial burden to the NHS. He is currently working with the internationally-leading team of multidisciplinary UK-based scientists from University of Exeter, University of Cambridge and University College London.

He serves as a member of Editorial Board of Journal faculty of Engineering and Technology since 2012, and Member, Scientific Committee of ACIDIC, Italy. He is also Member of American Physical Society (APS), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Royal Microscopical Society (RMS), Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics and Intervention Society (HNODIS), Wound research network, Tissue Viability Society, UK, Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics (MIFP). International Association of Engineers and Chinese Society of Chemical Science and Technology.