Honorary staff 

Honorary staff and Emeritus Professors within the School of Biosciences

Professor Chris Bunce

Professor Chris Bunce

Professor of Experimental Haematological Oncology

School of Biosciences

Professor Chris Bunce Directs a translational research group dedicated to the development of novel therapies for leukaemias and lymphomas. A particular focus is the exploitation of drug redeployment strategies using off- patent drugs to provide affordable therapies that can be exploited by all including the worlds poorer nations.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 43770

Email c.m.bunce@bham.ac.uk

Professor Pat Butler

Professor Pat Butler

Emeritus Professor of Zoology

School of Biosciences

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45470

Email p.j.butler@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jim Callow

Professor Jim Callow

Emeritus Professor of Botany

School of Biosciences

Professor Callow is a leading international authority on the study of marine algae, with a focus on bioadhesion (how algal cells interact with and adhere to surfaces). In recent years the emphasis has been on interdisciplinary, collaborative investigations into the interactions between algal cells and micro/nanostructured materials, including those with 'biomimetic' implications, an area ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45559

Email j.a.callow@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maureen Callow

Dr Maureen Callow

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

School of Biosciences

Maureen Callow is a leading expert in the area of biofouling (deterioration of artificial surfaces through the attachment of organisms), in particular fouling of ships’ hulls by algae. In recent years, research has focussed on understanding the processes of settlement and adhesion of algal cells to environmentally benign antifouling coatings, through collaborations with chemists and surface ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45579

Email m.e.callow@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jeff Cole

Professor Jeff Cole

Emeritus Professor of Microbiology

School of Biosciences

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45440

Email j.a.cole@bham.ac.uk

Dr Francesco Falciani

Dr Francesco Falciani

Honorary Professor

School of Biosciences

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45896

Email f.falciani@bham.ac.uk

Professor Brian Ford-Lloyd

Professor Brian Ford-Lloyd

Emeritus Professor

School of Biosciences

His chosen research area includes the study of the natural genetic variation in plant populations and agricultural plant genetic resources and their conservation.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45565

Email b.ford-lloyd@bham.ac.uk

Professor J Baz Jackson

Professor J Baz Jackson

Emeritus Professor

School of Biosciences

Email j.b.jackson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Barry Leadbeater

Professor Barry Leadbeater

Emeritus Professor

School of Biosciences

Professor Graham Martin

Professor Graham Martin

Emeritus Professor, Avian Sensory Science

School of Biosciences

Professor Graham Martin is an Ornithologist with an international reputation built upon his research into the sensory worlds of birds. In recent years he has used his expertise to focus on problems concerned with the functions vision, especially binocular vision, in foraging behaviour, and in understanding why some bird species are particularly vulnerable to collisions with human artifacts such ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5598

Email g.r.martin@bham.ac.uk

Professor R.H. (Bob) Michell

Professor R.H. (Bob) Michell

Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry
formerly Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Birmingham

School of Biosciences

Since the 1960s Bob Michell has been one of the pioneers in revealing the diverse biological functions of inositol lipids in eukaryote cells.  He had major roles in establishing that receptor-controlled phospholipase C hydrolysis of PtdIns(4,5)P2 is a signaling reaction and that PtdIns(3,5)P2 is a regulator of intracellular trafficking processes. 

Telephone +44 (0)741 1792640 /+44 (0)121 4721356

Email r.h.michell@bham.ac.uk

Professor David E Minnikin

Professor David E Minnikin

Emeritus Professor of Microbial Chemistry

School of Biosciences


Professor David Minnikin is an expert on the chemistry of the lipids of mycobacteria, particularly those of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae. He was the originator of the definitive model of the mycobacterial cell envelope and showed that constituent long-chain mycolic acids fold specifically to form the basis of a characteristic outer membrane. He has shown that it is ...

Telephone 0121 415 8126

Email d.e.minnikin@bham.ac.uk

Professor Charles Penn

Professor Charles Penn

Emeritus Professor

School of Biosciences

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46562

Email c.w.penn@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joshua Rappoport

Dr Joshua Rappoport

School of Biosciences

60 second video iconFor over fifteen years Dr Rappoport's research has focused upon the mechanisms by which biologically relevant molecules traffic into and out of cells.  In particular Dr Rappoport's lab develops and applies innovative microscopy techniques to visualise the internalisation into cells of cargo relevant to human health.  Along with collaborators at The University of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 49019

Email j.rappoport@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rosemary Waring

Dr Rosemary Waring

Honorary Reader in Toxicology

School of Biosciences