DMU Leicester School of Pharmacy, UK
Dr Randolph Arroo is Reader in Phytochemistry at DMU Leicester School of Pharmacy. After graduating in Biology at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands), he obtained an MSc in Molecular and Cell Biology (Utrecht), and worked as Research fellow at the Dutch Institute for Applied Science (Zeist, The Netherlands) in the emerging field of plant cell biotechnology. He obtained a PhD in Experimental Botany at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in 1994. He joined De Montfort University in 1995, and has been instrumental in developing Natural Products Research at DMU Leicester School of Pharmacy. His current research interests are optimization of production of medicinal natural products, the role of diet and natural products in the prevention of degenerative diseases, and development of novel antimicrobial agents.