Dr Nurudeen Hassan

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant / Associate Tutor
Email Addressnhassan@cardiffmet.ac.uk  
Room Number: D2.02
Telephone No:  + 44 (0) 29 2041 6459


Although my current role is primarily focussed on research, I teach on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the department of Biomedical Science including:


  • ASF3007- Human Biology
  • ASF3008 - Chemical Sciences
  • APS5016 - Analytical and Research Methods
  • APS6022 - Research Project


  • MBS7010 - Dissertation

I assist in the supervision of BSc and MSc laboratory projects APS6022 and MBS7010.


My varied and extensive research training spans many areas within Bioscience. I first undertook research within the field of nitric oxide biology and endothelial dysfunction before moving into the area of Cancer biology; where I studied the role of genetic aberrations in the onset of colorectal tumourigenesis. My PhD thesis was on the anti-inflammatory properties of a plant-derived glycosidic flavonoid using cellular models of inflammation such as macrophages and endothelial cells.

My current research is focussed on elucidating the genetic regulatory and signalling pathways involved in neuroinflammatory diseases such as Huntington's disease through use of relevant cellular models.


Reed KR, Song F, Young MA, Hassan N, Antoine DJ, Gemici NB, Clarke AR, Jenkins JR. Secreted HMGB1 from Wnt activated intestinal cells is required to maintain a crypt progenitor phenotype. Oncotarget. 2016 Aug 9; 7(32):51665-51673. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.10076.

Hassan N., Withycombe C., Ahluwalia M., Thomas A.W., Morris K.M. 2015. A methanolic extract of Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) seeds regulates markers of macrophage polarization. Functional Foods in Health and Disease. Vol. 5, No 12.

Bundhoo SS, Anderson RA, Sagan E, Hassan N, Pinder AG, Rogers SC, Morris K, James PE. Eur J Pharmacol. Direct formation of thienopyridine-derived nitrosothiols--just add nitrite! 2011 Nov 30; 670(2-3):534-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2011.09.022.

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Review for Functional Foods in Health and Disease.

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