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Prof Anthony Campbell  -  MA PhD

Research Interests

He is a member of the School's Pharmacology & Physiology Research Discipline


Research Image from Professor Tony Campbell


He has brought to the School of Pharmacy a world class research record and expertise in chemi- and bio-luminescence.


He has recently proposed a revolutionary mechanism: ‘The bacterial metabolic toxin hypothesis’, which provides a new mechanism to explain some of the most common disorders seen by GPs, including irritable gut syndrome, lactose and food intolerance, diabetes and some cancers. He contributes to the following research group in the School of Pharmacy:


His current areas of interest include:

  • Calcium signalling and the measurement of free calcium in live cells, particularly bacteria
  • Lactose and food intolerance, with other gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Bioluminescence and its evolutionary origin
  • Charles and Erasmus Darwin
  • Public engagement of science


See also:

The DarwinCentre for Biology and Medicine

The Welston Press