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

Professor Lynne Macaskie

Professor Lynne Macaskie

Professor of Applied Microbiology

School of Biosciences

Lynne Macaskie has been working for more than 25 years on applications of microorganisms in various areas of Biotechnology for the Environment. Her interests range from bioremediation of xenobiotics and heavy metals through to nuclear waste treatment and biomineral encapsulation and barrier agents for this.

Over the last 15 years she has moved into hydrogen ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45889

Email l.e.macaskie@bham.ac.uk

Dr Roisin Madigan

Dr Roisin Madigan

Senior Lecturer

School of Biosciences

Dr Roisin Madigan teaches on a variety of courses in Biosciences and the Medical School, with particular interest in problem-based learning.  She is the Senior Tutor, Welfare Tutor and Head of Quality Assurance in Biosciences.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 47034

Email r.madigan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nigel Maxted

Dr Nigel Maxted

Senior Lecturer in Genetic Conservation

School of Biosciences

Nigel Maxted is a Senior Lecturer in Plant Genetic Conservation, with specific expertise in in situ and ex situ conservation techniques.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45571

Email n.maxted@bham.ac.uk

Professor Robin May

Professor Robin May

Lister Fellow & Professor of Infectious Disease

School of Biosciences

I am Professor of Infectious Disease and Lister Fellow in the School of Biosciences. My research centres on human infectious diseases, with a particular focus on the molecular basis of host-pathogen interactions.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45418

Email r.c.may@bham.ac.uk

Dr Francesco Michelangeli

Dr Francesco Michelangeli

Senior Lecturer

School of Biosciences

I am the current head of Biochemistry degree programmes.

I am in the molecular and cellular biology research theme.

My research field is in calcium signalling.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45398

Email f.michelangeli@bham.ac.uk

Dr Steve Minchin

Dr Steve Minchin

Senior Lecturer
Academic Director - Birmingham Foundation Academy

School of Biosciences

Dr Steve Minchin has an interest in transcriptional control at both the molecular and genomic level. He has a strong interest in research-led teaching, innovation and quality management. In 2009 he was awarded the Head of Schools’ Award for Excellence in Teaching and Supporting Student Learning.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45438/+44 (0)121 41 51102

Email s.d.minchin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Julia P Myatt

Dr Julia P Myatt

Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology and Morphology
First Year Teaching Coordinator
PASS Academic Lead

School of Biosciences

Dr Julia Myatt is a lecturer in Behavioural Ecology and Morphology and teaches on a range of modules, including field courses, across all Undergraduate years.

Julia is also the First Year Teaching Coordinator (Tutor) and overseas all academic matters (inlcuding PASS) during the first year.

Her research interests have focused on the ...

Telephone + 44 (0)121 414 5598

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