Professor Olena Doran

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  • Qualifications:PhD (Biology); MSc (Biology, Distinction), BTEC Level 5 in Management Study (Distinction)
  • Position:Associate Dean (Research)
  • Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS)
  • Telephone:+4411732 81670

About me

Olena Doran is Professor in Biomedical Research and Associate Dean (Research). She obtained her MSc (Distinction) and PhD in Biology from Kharkov State University, Ukraine.  As a recipient of the European Fellowship Fund, she worked for 2 years at the Nenski Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland. In 1998 Olena was awarded the Royal Society/NATO Fellowship to study the mechanism of cytochrome c release during apoptosis at the University of Bristol, where she worked for 10 years (the last 5 years as a Head of Research Unit). Her main research interests are genetics and molecular mechanisms of pathological states and food quality traits. In 2008 Olena took a post of Director of Research Development, Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology at UWE, between 2010-2017 she led  the Centre for Research in Biosciences as Centre Director and in 2017 Olena became Associate Dean (Research) at the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristo. Olena's research has been supported by externally funded grants of total value in excess of £5m from BBSRC, DEFRA, EU, Industry and other funding bodies. Olena has over 130 publications, 2 patents. She has been leading international initiatives and networks including UK/China Partnership on Novel Technologies, European Association for Animal Production Working Group; acting as a Scientific Reviewer for Research Councils and funding bodies in the UK, New Zealand, Belgium and Canada.  Olena has established and developed collaborations and partnerships with over 100 universities, Research Institutes and industrial companies in the UK, across Europe, China, Malaysia and USA.

Area of expertise

1. Molecular mechanisms and genetic background of food quality traits. Identification of biomarkers and the development of novel technologies.
2. Molecular mechanisms of cancer, ethnic-group specific mechanisms of prostate cancer.
3. Hepatic CYP450 system and its role in cancer development and regulation of meat quality traits.
4. Mitochondrial functions and structure. Role of mitochondria in aging and pathological states.    


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