University of Kent, Martin studied pharmacy and completed his PhD in pharmaceutics in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, working on drug carrier systems including nanoparticles and liposomes. Then, he took a post as postdoc at the Institute for Medical Virology, Clinics of the Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, and started to work on the identification and investigation of anti-cancer and antiviral drugs.

From 2005, he joined the charity “Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V.”, Frankfurt am Main, finally resulting in a joined affiliation at the private research institute of the charity’s trust Frankfurter Stiftung für krebskranke Kinder (Dr. Petra Joh-Forschungshaus) and at the Institute of Medical Virology in Frankfurt am Main.

Martin joined the School of Biosciences in July 2011 and is a member of the Cancer Targets and Therapies Group.


Graduate Destinations

  • Biomedical scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry
  • Healthcare scientist, genetics
  • Healthcare scientist, haematology
  • Healthcare scientist, immunology
  • Microbiologist
  • Physician associate
  • Research scientist (medical)
  • Toxicologist

Typical Employers:

Common employers of biomedical sciences graduates include the:

  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Health Careers – NHS
  • Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
  • Academic departments at universities
  • Forensic, charity or government-funded laboratories
  • Veterinary services
  • Private pathology laboratories

Employment Stats:

Destination Percentage
Employed 59.5
Further study 21.8
Working and studying 6.3
Unemployed 7.3
Other 5