Medical Programme Team

Course Lead: Dr Adeel Iqbal

Dr. Adeel Iqbal is a medical consultant at the Medway Maritime Hospital in the United Kingdom. Dr. Iqbal trained in some of London’s busiest tertiary hospitals including St. Mary’s Hospital, Charring Cross Hospital and the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. He graduated from Imperial College London winning the Rector’s Gold Medal Award as well as multiple academic prizes for the highest performance in undergraduate medical exams - including the Abraham’s Award for medical pathology and a first-class honours degree from the National Heart and Lung Institute in Cardiovascular Sciences.

Dr. Iqbal has extensive experience of the NHS having worked at hospitals including the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Colchester University Hospital, Nobles Hospital, Isle of Man and Whipps Cross University Hospital, London.

Research & Publications

Immunosuppressive Agents Modulate Function, Growth, and Survival of Cardiomyocytes and Endothelial Cells Derived from Human Embryonic Stem Cells. Földes Gábor, Mioulane Maxime, Kodagoda Thusharika, Lendvai Zsuzsanna, Iqbal Adeel, Ali Nadire N, Schneider Michael D., and Harding Sian E.. Stem Cells and Development. March 1, 2014, 23(5): 467-476. doi:10.1089/scd.2013.0229.

Growth and proliferative activity of human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes is modulated in a calcineurin-NFAT-dependent manner. Gabor Foldes, Maxime Mioulane, Adeel Iqbal, Michael D. Schneider, Nadire N. Ali, Sian E. Harding. NHLI, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK.

Immunosuppressants block proliferation and growth of human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes. Gabor Foldes, Maxime Mioulane, Adeel Iqbal, Michael D. Schneider, Nadire N. Ali, Sian E. Harding. National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK. Presented in Hungary 2013.

Key Roles

  • Founder of Developing World Healthcare – UK Charity Number 1170788
  • Formative Examiner for The University of Aberdeen Medical School
  • Surgical Delegations to Asia -  Committee Founder
  • Medical Training Network - Lecturer in General Medicine & Surgery
  • Government of Punjab – Water Sanitation and Provision
  • Program launches of IEF in Nigeria, Kashmir, Algeria and The Western Sahara


  • Winner of BMA Humanitarian Fund Award for Cleft Palate & Burns work
  • Lord Avebury Award of Excellence in Teaching
  • AKAB International Award for Services to Blind Children
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists – Patrick Trevor-Roper Scholarship
  • Imperial College Trust Award for International Advancement of Education

Life Sciences

This section of the course will cover a wide range of essentially non-clinical topics, but nonetheless equally fascinating and related topics, such as:

  • The Biology of Cancer
  • Cell Death: Apoptosis
  • Disease, Infection and Bacteria
  • Gene Editing
  • Stem Cells and Transcription Factors
  • Cell Receptors and Signalling
  • Introduction to Genomics and Synthetic Biology
  • Challenges for the NHS
  • The Impact of Parasites
  • Trophic Cascades and Biodiversity
  • Why Plants Matter
  • How Aspirin Works

Course Leads:
John Dalton:  BSc, MRSB, CBiol

A graduate of Biochemistry and currently an active member of the Royal Institute of Biology as well as a chartered Biologist. Before entering into teaching, he was managing editor of one of the world’s leading medical journals, Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. John has worked closely with some of the world’s leading scientists, including the late Professor Janeway of Yale University.  John helped prepare and edit the first edition of the famous medical textbook, Immuno-biology, which is now in its Eight Edition. John also has worked with scientists such as Professor G.V.R Born FRS, at the William Harvey Research Institute. John was also editor of Calcium Antagonists, which was written by Professor Born.

John has a special interest in cell and molecular biology as well as evolutionary science. He is currently Head of Science at the College and is the also Head of the Medical Programme for the College.

Dr Peter Stanley, MSc, PhD, MRSB, Cbiol, MRSC

Dr Peter Stanley is a graduate biochemist, who following his PhD at UCL, taught medical students for many years at UCL as a post-doctoral researcher. Peter also has an MSc in Pharmacology from King’s College London, and has a deep understanding of biochemistry, pharmacology and human physiology. Peter is also knowledgeable on how to prepare for UKCAT and BMAT tests and presents lectures and seminars on various topics in the life sciences.  Peter has published various professional sciences papers as well as many science related articles in professional biology magazines.  Dr Stanley is equally capable in teaching both biology and chemistry.

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