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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

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Willian Thom

Willian Thom

Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Powell


I have a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath and three years’ experience as a research assistant at the Medical Research Council. I am now in my second year of a PhD that aims to develop a novel inorganic nanovehicle to aid the oral delivery of biotherapeutics.

Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:

Research Interests

The synthesis and characterisation of inorganic nanomaterials, particularly in a biological context.

Key Publications

(Submitted) The Structure of Hydrated Ferrihydrite Revealed through Neutron Diffraction and DFT Modelling. Chappell, Helen; Thom, William; Bowron, Daniel; Faria, Nuno; Hasnip, Philip; Powell, Jonathan