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Dr Andy Sanders

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science

I am a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science. My interests are focused in the area of cancer and the molecular mechanisms that contribute to cancer spread (metastasis).


As a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, I teach across a range of modules within the Biomedical Science and Animal Biology courses.

I have a strong interest in the area of cancer research. My research in this area focuses mainly on the molecular mechanisms that contribute to cancer development and contribute to progression. I am particularly interested in the molecular mechanisms surrounding the processes through which cancer cells are able to break away from primary tumours and spread to other areas of the body and how such mechanisms may be utilised in therapeutic design or biomarker development.


  • FHEA, Advance HE
  • PhD Cancer Biology, Cardiff University
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Biology, Cardiff University.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Metastasis Research Society (MRS)

Teaching & Research


  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Genomic & Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Research Skills and Proposal
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship in Biomedicine
  • Research Project
  • Frontiers in Cancer Medicine.


Andy’s research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in tumour development and spread (metastasis) and how such mechanisms can be utilised in therapeutic development or as predictors of progression.


Andy has a strong interest in the protein Epithelial Protein Lost In Neoplasm (EPLIN) and mechanisms that contribute to the loss of the EPLIN in cancer development, having been involved in early studies aiding in the identification of EPLIN as a potential metastasis suppressor.


More publications from Dr Andy Sanders can be found in the Research Repository.