Name Mr Abhishek Gupta
Job Title Teaching Associate in Pharmaceutics/Analytical Science
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Pharmacy
Subject(s) Pharmacy
Tel 01902 322673


Abhishek qualified as a pharmacist in 1998 in India. He graduated with a B.Sc degree in Biochemistry in 2001 and completed an MSc in 2004. Abhishek qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) in 2003. He was awarded the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in 2004 by the University Grant Commission (UGC), India.

Following this, Abhishek became a Researcher at the University of Wolverhampton where he gained an MPhil in 2008. After working as a Visiting Lecturer at the University for nearly 3 years, he is now employed as a full-time Teaching Associate in the School of Pharmacy.Abhishek completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education and is a fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

  • Development and characterisation of biosynthetic hydrogels with a potential antimicrobial wound management applications
  • Controlled release delivery systems for wound management
  • Application of Cyclodextrins as drug carriers
  • The contribution of environmental and genetic factors  in Criminal behaviour
  • Isolation of genomic DNA from dried blood stains using Phenol free organic solvent extraction method and its application in DNA recovery from dried blood strains exposed to external environmental conditions
  • Personal identification using third level details (poroscopy) in the finger prints.

Abhishek is currently working on the development of biosynthetic hydrogels for wound dressing applications.  His research interest extends to the authenticity of third level fingerprint features in personal identification, etiology of minor crimes and document examination.

His published work deals with the development of antimicrobial biosynthetic hydrogel wound dressings, effect of substrate on the reproducibility of inked fingerprint pore dimensions, Latent fingermark pore area reproducibility, Pore sub-features reproducibility in direct microscopic & Livescan images, Forgery by scanning and Influence of Environmental factors & Genetic traits on minor crimes. 


  • Martin, C., Low, W.L., Gupta, A., Amin, M.C., Radecka, I., Britland, S.T., Raj, P. and Kenward, K.M., 2015. Strategies for antimicrobial drug delivery to biofilm. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 21(1), pp. 43-66.
  • Martin, C., Low, W.L., Gupta, A., Amin, M.C., Radecka, I., Raj, P., Britland, S.T. and Kenward, K.M., 2013. Liposomal Delivery of Antimicrobial Agents. In: Advances in Liposome Research, New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 27-62
  • Gupta, A., et al. 2011. Aetiology of minor crimes - Are Individuals committing minor crimes influenced more by Environmental factors or Genetic traits?. Journal of Forensic Research, In press.
  • Delazar, A.,  Delnavazi, M. R., Nahar, L.,  Moghadam, S. B., Mojarab, M., Gupta, A., Williams, A. S., Rahman, M.M. and Sarker, S.D.,  2011. Lavandulifolioside B: A new phenylethanoid glycoside from the aerial parts of Stachys lavandulifolia Vahl. Natural Product Research,25(1), pp. 8-16.
  • Gupta, A., et al. 2010. The effect of substrate on the reproducibility of inked fingerprint pore dimensions examined using photomicrography. Reprinted in The Print, 26(3), pp. 2-5.
  • Gupta, A. and Sutton, R., 2010. Pore sub-features reproducibility in direct microscopic and Livescan images - Their reliability in Personal Identification. Journal of Forensic Science, 55(4), pp. 970-975.
  • Gupta, N. and Gupta, A., 2009. Forgery by Scanning - A Case Report. Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal, 42(3), pp. 195-199.
  • Gupta, A., et al., 2008. Latent fingermark pore area reproducibility. Forensic Science International. 179 (2), pp. 172-175.
  • Gupta, A., et al. 2007. The effect of substrate on the reproducibility of inked fingerprint pore dimensions examined using photomicrography. Fingerprint Whorld. 33(128), pp. 156-163.
  • Gupta, A., et al. 2006. Criminal behaviour and Genetics -  A Review. The Indian Journal of Criminology and Criminalistics. 27(2), 58-64.
  • Gupta, A., et al. 2004. Phenol-free organic solvent extraction method for isolation of genomic DNA from blood stains. International journal of medical toxicology and legal medicine. 7(1), 24-26.

Books Published

  • Gupta, A. (2009) Poroscopy: The reliability of fingerprint pore area in personal identification. (VDM Verlag Dr Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co, Germany) ISBN 978-3639-181159.