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 Leanne Taylor-Smith

Dr Leanne Taylor-Smith

Lecturer in Eukaryotic Microbiology
ERC Post-Doctoral Researcher

School of Biosciences

Dr Taylor-Smith is a lecturer and post-doctoral researcher in the school of Biosciences. She teaches on Eukaryotic microbiology and researches the host-pathogen interaction between human macrophage cells and the yeast Cryptococcus neoformans. Dr Taylor-Smith works in Professor Robin May’s group and is funded by the European Research Council.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5572
Email
l.m.taylorsmith@bham.ac.uk

Professor Chris Thomas

Professor Chris Thomas

Professor of Molecular Genetics

School of Biosciences

Chris Thomas - Research in 60 seconds videoProfessor Thomas joined the University of Birmingham in 1980 as a Lecturer in the Department of Genetics and has been Professor of Molecular Genetics since 1991. He is an internationally recognised authority on bacterial plasmid and mobile DNA and within the university has championed Biotechnology. He was also a founder of the successful Medici Programme that encourages development of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45903
Email
c.m.thomas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Susannah Thorpe

Dr Susannah Thorpe

Senior Lecturer

School of Biosciences

Dr Thorpe's expertise lies in the field of ecmorphology. Her research is about understanding how organisms get to be built the way they are built, and the consequences of their design for patterns of resource use, interactions with other species, and for patterns of evolution. Specific themes in her lab at present are the evolution of human bipedalism; how animals (including humans) ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45040
Email
s.k.thorpe@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michael Tomlinson

Dr Michael Tomlinson

Senior Lecturer
MSci programme co-ordinator

School of Biosciences

Dr Mike Tomlinson has an international reputation in the two fields of platelets and cell surface biology, and has published in numerous edited books and scientific journals in these areas. He has been invited to speak at major international conferences, including Gordon Research and FASEB Summer Conferences in the United States, and organised the 4thEuropean Conference on Tetraspanins in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 42507
Email
m.g.tomlinson@bham.ac.uk