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Prof Krishna Persaud (FRSC, FInstMC) - personal details

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Role: Prof. of Chemoreception




Research interests in the area of olfaction from physiology to chemistry. Has been involved in the development of gas sensor arrays for sensing odours based on conducting polymers, that became commercialised by Aromascan plc, now Osmetech plc. He has had a wide number of external activities such as Exchange Coordinator for the GOSPEL Network of Excellence, Committee member of the NOSE II forum and Executive secretary and treasurer of the European Chemoreception Organisation (ECRO), Treasurer of the International Society for Olfaction and Chemical Sensing (ISOCS). Hehas beenan associate editor for a number of journals that include Materials Science and Engineering C, Biochemical Journal, IEEE Sensors Journal, Sensors and Actuators B.

He has received a number of awards that include the Prince of Wales Award for Technological Innovation Certificate 1995, European Space Agency Certificate of Achievement in 1997, Silver Medal Royal Academy of Engineering, 1999, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry 2002, Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control 2006.

Founder of Multisensor Systems Ltd (


BSc Hons Biochemistry, the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

MSc Molecular Enzymology, University of Warwick

PhD Olfactory Biochemistry, University of Warwick