Dr Mohamed Issa has delivered an online lecture on Gene Therapy as part of the Manchester University College of Pharmacy (MUCOP) Spring Research and Innovative Practice seminar. The title of the lecture was “Gene Therapy: A promise not yet fulfilled”. The lecture tackled the history of gene therapy and barriers facing successful gene delivery to mammalian cells with a particular focus on the use of natural polymers for gene delivery. The lecture concluded with a brief discussion of issues impacting future applications of gene therapy. The inviting institution, MUCOP, based in Indiana, USA is the first pharmacy school in the US to launch a master's degree in pharmacogenomics. Worth mentioning is that Dr Issa’s research on gene delivery has been recognized with the best thesis research in biotechnology during his PhD, which was awarded by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).