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Professor Brian Houston (BSc, PhD, DSc) - personal details

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Professor Brian Houston

Role: Professor of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2358


Manchester Pharmacy School
Room 3.33, Stopford Building
Oxford Road
M13 9PT

Fax: +44 (0)161 275 8349




Brian obtained his BSc, PhD and DSc from the Universities of London (Queen Mary College), Surrey and Manchester, respectively. He is currently Professor of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics within the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. His research is sponsored by a number of sources including the pharmaceutical industry, BBSRC, DoH and the EU.

Brian is Director of the Centre for Applied Pharmacokinetic Research within the School of Pharmacy. This involves four faculty members and supports twenty research staff. As a consortium it operates in collaboration with, and financially supported by five international pharmaceutical companies. All research is generic and involves the prediction of human pharmacokinetics.

Brian is a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals, has experience on national science funding bodies and is a consultant to a number of pharmaceutical companies.

In recent years he has been particularly active through his research and numerous conference presentations in promoting the use of in vitro and in silico systems for predicting human metabolism and pharmacokinetics.


  • 1997 - DSc (Manchester)
  • 1973 - PhD (Surrey)
  • 1970 - BSc (Queen Mary College, London)


Director of Centre for Applied Pharmacokinetic Research and Group Leader of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetic Research Group and Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Manchester Pharmacy School .


  • Drug Toxicity
  • Drug Metabolism and Disposition
  • Pharmacokinetics