Mukhlesur Rahman

Dr Mukhlesur Rahman

Associate Professor

Research Group Lead of Medicines Research Group

Department of Bioscience , School Of Health, Sport And Bioscience

Dr Mukhlesur Rahman is an Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical and Natural Product Chemistry and Subject Area Lead of Drug and Chemical Sciences. He has also led the Medicines Research Group since 2020. At UEL, he designed and developed both BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science and MSc Pharmaceutical Science and served as Programme Leader for both courses between 2012-2019.


  • BPharm (Hons) with First Class
  • MPharm with First Class
  • PhD

Areas Of Interest

  • Bioassay guided isolation and identification of anti-infective lead compounds from medicinal plants
  • Bioactive secondary metabolites from the cultural broth of microbes
  • Synthesis of bioactive natural products and their analogues
  • Application of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy in drug discovery
  • Ethnopharmacological surveys to exploit indigenous knowledge in drug discovery
  • Applications of HPLC, UPLC, LCMS and GSMS in the quality control of herbal medicines