Academic staff in the School of Biosciences 

Head of School

Professor Chris Bunce

Professor Chris Bunce

Professor of Translational Cancer Biology
Head of School

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)121 414 5402
Email
c.m.bunce@bham.ac.uk

Academic staff

Professor Jeff Bale

Professor Jeff Bale

Professor of Environmental Biology
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education

School of Biosciences

Professor Jeff Bale is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of invertebrate thermal biology. His work covers both fundamental aspects such as strategies for survival in polar environments as well as the applications of thermal tolerance including the establishment potential of non-native biological control agents. Jeff has over 200 publications and supervised 50 doctoral ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5940
Email
j.s.bale@bham.ac.uk

Professor George W. Bassel

Professor George W. Bassel

Professor of Plant Computational Biology

School of Biosciences

Apoorva Bhatt - Research in 60 seconds videoGeorge Bassel was appointed as a Birmingham Fellow in 2012 and appointed to professor in 2016. His group focuses on understanding biological complexity across scales using plants as a model system. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 42502
Email
g.w.bassel@bham.ac.uk

Professor Gurdyal Besra

Professor Gurdyal Besra

Bardrick Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry

School of Biosciences

Professor Besra heads a world-leading multidisciplinary team investigating key aspects of the microbial physiology of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis cell wall and the potential role of iNKT/CD1d therapeutics. He has been awarded and successfully managed over 35 research grants valued at over £11 million from The Wellcome Trust, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 58125
Email
g.besra@bham.ac.uk

Dr Apoorva Bhatt

Dr Apoorva Bhatt

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology
Program Leader- MSc Microbiology and Infection

School of Biosciences

Apoorva Bhatt - Research in 60 seconds videoDr. Bhatt is a Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology in the School of Biosciences. A prestigious Fellowship- a Career Development Award from the Medical Research Council-enabled him to set up his research group at the University of Birmingham in 2006. Dr.Bhatt’s research interests include studying pathogenic mycobacteria and how they cause disease, with a particular focus on Mycobacterium ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45893
Email
a.bhatt@bham.ac.uk

Dr Roland Brandstaetter

Dr Roland Brandstaetter

Senior Lecturer in Animal Biology

School of Biosciences

Dr Roland Brandstaetter is a Zoologist with specialisations in developmental biology, physiology, neurobiology, neuroendocrinology, and circadian biology. His research approach is holistic and considers mechanistic investigations at various levels of organismal organisation to study complex natural traits. He worked at several European Universities and Max-Planck-Institutes before taking a ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45041
Email
r.brandstaetter@bham.ac.uk

Dr Saverio Brogna

Dr Saverio Brogna

Senior Lecturer in RNA biology
Group Leader

School of Biosciences

I am a Lecturer in RNA biology. My group's research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that connect pre-mRNA processing with translation and Nonsense Mediated mRNA Decay (NMD). A second interest of the laboratory is understanding the functions of ribosomes and ribosomal preoteins within the nucleus.

Lab page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brognalab/646045552079820

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45569
Email
s.brogna@bham.ac.uk

Professor James Bentley Brown

Professor James Bentley Brown

Chair of Environmental Bioinformatics

School of Biosciences

Ben Brown’s lab works to link genome dynamics to ecosystem functions – to understand how the information encoded in genomes gives rise to complex, and profoundly responsive systems. Enormous progress has been made linking genes to cellular, tissue, organ, and organismal systems. The grand challenge before us is to understand the impact of genes beyond the organism; to understand gene ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4209
Email
j.b.brown@bham.ac.uk

Dr Douglas F. Browning

Dr Douglas F. Browning

Senior Research Fellow

School of Biosciences

Dr Doug Browning is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Biosciences and the Institute of Microbiology and Infection. His research focuses on two main areas: how pathogenic bacteria regulate gene expression in response to multiple environmental and metabolic signals, and how the outer membranes of Gram-negative bacteria are assembled and how they can be disrupted.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5435
Email
d.f.browning@bham.ac.uk

Professor Steve Busby

Professor Steve Busby

Professor of Biochemistry

School of Biosciences

Research in Steve Busby’s lab is concerned with understanding the molecular mechanisms that control gene expression in bacteria, with particular attention to studying the regulation of transcription initiation in Escherichia coli. Much of the recent work has focussed on the expression of virulence determinants in pathogenic strains.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5439
Email
s.j.w.busby@bham.ac.uk