People within the Cells and Molecules research area

Collectively, our researchers are expert molecular cell biologists, bioinformaticians, chemists, biochemists, cell biologists, developmental biologists, geneticists, and neurobiologists. 

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 Chris Bunce

Professor Chris Bunce

Professor of Translational Cancer Biology

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 5559
Email
c.m.bunce@bham.ac.uk

Dr Juliet Coates

Dr Juliet Coates

Senior Lecturer in Plant Molecular Genetics

School of Biosciences

Dr Coates's research interest is in understanding plant development and evolution. Her team uses Arabidopsis, moss and seaweeds as model organisms to address fundamental questions about how plants made the transition to land. Recent "research highlights" include uncovering new molecular mechanisms that enabled early-diverging land plants to disperse and colonise the earth, identifying new genes ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45478
Email
j.c.coates@bham.ac.uk

Professor Helen J. Cooper

Professor Helen J. Cooper

Professor of Mass Spectrometry
Deputy Head of School
EPSRC Established Career Fellow

School of Biosciences

Professor Helen J. Cooper is an expert in the gas-phase ion chemistry of peptides and proteins. She is a world-leader in the field of electron capture dissociation mass spectrometry and is responsible for establishing the University of Birmingham as a centre of excellence in mass spectrometry research. Professor Cooper has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and serves on a number of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 47527
Email
h.j.cooper@bham.ac.uk

Dr Debbie Cunningham

Dr Debbie Cunningham

Lecturer in Molecular Cell Biology and Signalling

School of Biosciences

Dr Cunningham is an expert in the use of quantitative proteomics techniques to characterise regulatory phosphorylation events and protein-protein interactions that occur during cell signalling.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2652
Email
d.cunningham@bham.ac.uk

Professor Warwick Dunn

Professor Warwick Dunn

Professor of Analytical and Clinical Metabolomics
Director of the Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre
Director of Mass Spectrometry, Phenome Centre Birmingham

School of Biosciences

Professor Warwick (Rick) Dunn’s research group focuses on developing innovative chromatography, mass spectrometry, sample collection and computational resources and their application in the study of the complex role of metabolites in human ageing and diseases. Areas of biomedical study include endocrinology, inflammation and immunology including musculoskeletal health, cardio-renal diseases ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5458
Email
w.dunn@bham.ac.uk

Dr Yun Fan

Dr Yun Fan

Senior Lecturer in Cell and Developmental Genetics

School of Biosciences

Dr Fan’s research interest centres on understanding how cell death, cell proliferation and cell differentiation are coordinated to maintain tissue homeostasis.  This has important implications for cancer development and tissue regeneration.  

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 48513
Email
y.fan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Pawel Grzechnik

Dr Pawel Grzechnik

Royal Society and Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow
Group leader

School of Biosciences

Dr Grzechnik is interested in various aspects of nuclear RNA biology with a special focus on transcriptional processes and mRNA 3' end maturation. His research aims to understand how RNA synthesis regulates gene expression in normal and diseased eukaryotic cells. 

Click here for the Grzechnik lab website

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3669
Email
p.l.grzechnik@bham.ac.uk

Professor Alicia Hidalgo

Professor Alicia Hidalgo

Professor of Neurogenetics

School of Biosciences

Alicia Hidalgo - Research in 60 seconds video

Our lab aims to understand structural plasticity of the nervous system: in development, regeneration and repair. That is, what is the link between structure and function in the brain? How does the brain change as we grow, learn and age? What happens in nervous system injury and disease, and how can we promote regeneration and repair?

Find out more from our website

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45416
Email
a.hidalgo@bham.ac.uk

Dr Neil Hotchin

Dr Neil Hotchin

Reader in Molecular Cell Biology
Head of the School of Biosciences

School of Biosciences

Dr Hotchin is a molecular cell biologist with an interest in how cells interact with their immediate environment and how those interactions regulate functions such as cell proliferation, migration and differentiation. He has published a number of high impact papers on the role of small GTP-binding proteins in control of cell function and, more recently, on the role of membrane tyrosine ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45412
Email
n.a.hotchin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lindsey Jane Leach

Dr Lindsey Jane Leach

Lecturer in Genetics

School of Biosciences

Dr Leach is a Lecturer in Genetics in the School of Biosciences and her work is centered on developing and using statistical genetics approaches to dissect complex trait phenotypes into their underlying genetic components, in plant, animal or human populations.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5883
Email
l.j.leach@bham.ac.uk

Dr Aneika Leney

Dr Aneika Leney

Lecturer in Biological Mass Spectrometry

School of Biosciences

Dr Leney is a structural biology-based mass spectrometrist. Her interests focus on protein post-translational modifications and the role that these play in communication or miscommunication in the case of disease. She is also exploring new avenues whereby protein modifications can be utilised for biotechnological applications.

More information: https://www.leney-mass-spectrometry.com/

Email
a.leney@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carolina Rezaval

Dr Carolina Rezaval

Birmingham Fellow - Group leader

School of Biosciences

Our lab uses the fruit fly Drosophila to unravel the mechanisms underlying behavioural choices. By studying how the brain makes decisions at a genetic, cellular and circuit level, in an accessible experimental system, we aim to reveal fundamental principles that might be present across species.

Find out more from our website

Email
c.rezaval@bham.ac.uk

Dr Matthias Soller

Dr Matthias Soller

Senior Lecturer

School of Biosciences

My prime research interest is how the information encoded in chromosomes instructs building of the most complex organ, the brain, and allows an organism to perform elaborate tasks.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 45905
Email
m.soller@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michael Tomlinson

Dr Michael Tomlinson

Senior Lecturer
Cells and Molecules Research Theme Lead

School of Biosciences

Dr Mike Tomlinson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham.  He is a member of the Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE), and associate member of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.  He leads the School of Biosciences Cells and MoleculesResearch Theme.  Mike’s research focuses on tetraspanins as regulators of the ...

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

Alessandro di MaioDr Di Maio Alessandro

Imaging Specialist at the Birmingham Advanced Light microscopy (BALM) facility

Alessandro is a cell biologist with an extensive experience in imaging and microscopy (both fluorescence and electron). He is in charge of the Birmingham Advanced Light microscopy (BALM) facility where he provides a multidisciplinary service in Widefield, TIRF and Laser Scanning Confocal microscopy.