Honorary staff 

Honorary staff and Emeritus Professors within the School of Biosciences

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 which ...

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 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 artefacts such ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5598
Email
g.r.martin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Francesco Michelangeli

Dr Francesco Michelangeli

Honorary Senior Lecturer

School of Biosciences

Francesco (Frank) Michelangeli was until recently a senior lecturer and Head of Biochemistry programmes within the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham. He is now Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Chester. Frank gained his PhD from the University of Southampton, under the supervision of Professor A.G. Lee. He was subsequently awarded a NATO fellowship to undertake ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45398
Email
f.michelangeli@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