Professor Andy Gescher

Emeritus Professor of Biochemical ToxicologyAndy Gescher

Contact Details

  • Tel: 0116 223 5830
  • Office: CSMM, Level 5 Offices, Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE2 7LX


  • Pharmazeutisches Staatsexamen (BSc), Undergraduate training at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Frankfurt, West Germany.
  • PhD “Polarographic studies on pharmacologically relevant sulfoximides”, Dept. of Pharmacy, University of Würzburg, West Germany
  • D.Sc., Aston University, Birmingham. 

Research Interests

  • Utilisation of translational research in laboratory to take new agents into clinic - achieved with resveratrol, anthocyanins, curcumin, silibinin.
  • Development of methods for assessing response and predicting chemopreventive activity.
  • Preclinical and early clinical development of novel cancer chemopreventive agents.
  • Development of resveratrol, curcumin, silibinin and anthocyanins.
  • Determining optimal intervention schedules – investigation of dose-response relationships for dietary and pharmacological doses of chemopreventive agents.
  • Development of long-term in vitro models for screening agents.
  • Structure optimisation of colorectal cancer chemopreventive flavones.
  • Combining dietary chemopreventive agents with chemotherapeutic regimens for the treatment of cancer.


To view Professor Gescher's publications, please use the link below:

PubMed Publication Listing

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