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Professor Lewis Francis

Professor, Biomedical Sciences

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Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Based at the Medical School, Dr Francis is an Associate Professor in Reproductive Biology and Gynaecological Oncology Research Group (RBGO), leading the groups Biophysics and Epigenetics research programmes. Lewis has developed tissue, cell and molecular biochemical and biophysical research approaches for functional cell and molecular analysis, in both human reproductive and regenerative medicine. Exploring cellular heterogeneity in complex tissue micro-environments, Lewis’ research aims to identify distinct cell populations for therapeutic targeting through advanced drug delivery systems. By adopting disease specific phenotype models in both cell line and patient derived systems, his research focuses on the exploration of biomarker expression, gene regulation networks and cell-matrix interactions in niche tissue spaces. Lewis is also programme director for the Nanomedicine MSc and, the Medical School director of ACNM, and deputy director of the CALIN project. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Cell and molecular biophysics
  • High resolution microscopy
  • Reproductive Biology and Gynaecological Oncology
  • Genomics and epigenomics
  • Glycoprotein biology
  • Bioinformatics, machine learning and AI
  • Regenerative medicine

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Lewis is the programme director for the Nanomedicine MSc, hosts Genetic and Biochemistry MSCi students and lectures on a wide range of undergraduate courses (Genetic Analysis, Medical Genetics, Medical Engineering and Carbohydrate Metabolism).

Research Award Highlights Collaborations