Academic staff in the School of Biosciences 

Head of School

Professor Steve Busby

Professor Steve Busby

Professor of Biochemistry
Head of School

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 41 45402

Email s.j.w.busby@bham.ac.uk

Academic staff

Dr Rebecca A Hall

Dr Rebecca A Hall

MRC CDA Fellow

School of Biosciences

Rebecca joined the University of Birmingham as a fellow in March 2014, and is supported by an independent MRC Career Development Award. With expertise in fungal molecular biology, host-pathogen interactions and environmental sensing, Rebecca is interested in researching what she terms fungal neighbourhood watch. Rebecca has worked on a variety of organisms, investigating how they orchestrate ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45581

Email r.a.hall@bham.ac.uk

Dr Scott Hayward

Dr Scott Hayward

Lecturer - Molecular Ecophysiology

School of Biosciences

Dr Hayward’s research group seeks to understand how organisms cope with variable and stressful environments. Temperate, polar and tropical terrestrial invertebrates (insects, mites and nematodes) are the primary focus of this endeavour. His lab uses state-of-the-art tools, and a systems biology approach, to investigate how these organisms detect, repair and stabilize the cellular ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 47147

Email s.a.hayward@bham.ac.uk

Professor John Heath

Professor John Heath

Pro-Vice Chancellor (Estates and Infrastructure)
Director of the Centre for Systems Biology

School of Biosciences

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 47533

Email j.k.heath@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alicia Hidalgo

Dr Alicia Hidalgo

Reader in Developmental Neurobiology

School of Biosciences

Alicia Hidalgo - Research in 60 seconds videoOur lab aims to understand how the nervous system – including the brain – is formed and works.




Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45416

Email a.hidalgo@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nik Hodges

Dr Nik Hodges

Senior Lecturer

School of Biosciences

Dr Nik Hodges is interested in the mechanisms of genetic toxicology, cellular oxidative stress and repair of oxidative DNA damage and his lab was the first to identify that the variant form of the repair protein OGG1 is repair deficient under conditions of oxidative stress which could have important consequences for individual susceptibilty to cancer.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45906

Email n.hodges@bham.ac.uk

Dr Neil Hotchin

Dr Neil Hotchin

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Cell Biology
Director of Graduate Research, College of Life and Environmental Sciences

School of Biosciences

Dr Hotchin is a cell biologist with an interest in normal epithelial cell function and in understanding the processes that contribute to diseases such as cancer. He has published a number of high impact papers on the role of small GTP-binding proteins in control of epithelial cell function. In addition to his research and teaching activities, Dr Hotchin is also currently Director of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45412

Email n.a.hotchin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Damon Huber

Dr Damon Huber

Birmingham Fellow

School of Biosciences

Damon Huber is interested in using a combination of biochemistry and molecular genetics to address complex biological problems in bacteria. The research in his lab is focused on the transport of proteins across the cytoplasmic membrane by the Sec machinery in bacteria, protein folding, and the connection between folding and transport. Damon is a Birmingham Fellow who joined the Institute of ...

Email d.huber@bham.ac.uk

Dr Eva Hyde

Dr Eva Hyde

Senior lecturer

School of Biosciences

Eva Hyde's research interests are how proteins recognise their appropriate ligands; this includes the recognition of substrates by enzymes and the binding of proteins to their cognate operator DNA and to other proteins. She has extensive experience in NMR spectroscopy and complementary biophysical techniques, such as fluorescence and circular dichroism, and, more recently, in small angle ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45393

Email e.i.hyde@bham.ac.uk