Gene regulation and genetic processes

Gene regulation and genetic processes research comprises the following areas:

  • Prokaryotic gene regulation (Professor Steve Busby)
  • Bacterial physiology and biochemistry (Professor Jeff Cole)
  • Control of toxin production by pathogenic enteric bacteria (Dr David Grainger)
  • GeneticsProtein structure, function and kinetics: Use of biophysical techniques to optimise nitroreductase activity for cancer gene therapy and to examine DNA binding proteins (Dr Eva Hyde)
  • Transcription initiation in E. coli and the regulation of the rat connexin32 promoter in hepatocytes (Dr Steve Minchin)
  • Bacterial plasmid replication, stability & transfer; polyketide synthesis (Professor Chris Thomas)