PhD Title: Development of plasmids that can displace antibiotic resistance plasmids from the human and animal gut
Supervisors: Professor C.M. Thomas and Dr M. Webber
By using the innate biology of plasmids to reduce the burden of antibiotic resistance is a novel and exciting approach. My project will involve developing the pCURE technology ...
Dr Leach joined the University of Birmingham as a Birmingham Fellow in 2012 and is based in the Plant Genetics and Cell Biology group in the School of Biosciences. Her work involves using statistical genetics and bioinformatic approaches to dissecting the genetic architecture of quantitative trait variation.
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5883
Teaching and Research Fellow
Dr Lee’s research focuses on the regulation of gene expression in bacteria, with particular interest in understanding how the organized bacterial chromosome impacts on, and is impacted by, transcription events. In addition, he is interested in how horizontally acquired genes, particularly transcription factors, impact upon gene expression.
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5439
As Head of the Biological Sciences Programmes I am responsible for the overall shape of the degree programme. I am also the Masters Programmes coordinator for the School of Biosciences.
My main academic interests are in Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology. I teach microbiology, focusing on bacteria and their role in human health and disease.
One of my other ...
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I am a recently appointed lecturer and my research interests involve utilising structural biology (and related techniques) to investigate protein function – many of these projects involve the unusual predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio; see “Research” below and be enthused!
Here is a link to a presentation at an EMBO meeting discussing our general ...
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Reader in Molecular Microbiology
Research in our group focusses on stress responses, using prokaryotes as model systems, and using a range of appropriate methods to understand both the mechanistic details and the adaptive significance of different aspects of organismal responses to stress. We have specific interests in molecular chaperones and in acid stress responses, and also a more general interest in methods ...
Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45583/+44 (0)121 41 45925
Professor of Statistical Genetics and International Student Tutor
Professor Zewei Luo is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of Statistical Genetics. Research of his team has been focused on genetics of quantitative traits through theoretical and empirical approaches.
Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45404 (Office)/+44 (0)121 414 5460 (Lab)