Our team

Dr Ildem Akerman

Dr Ildem Akerman

Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellow
Senior Lecturer in Functional Genomics

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research

Dr. Akerman is interested in answering fundamental questions about gene regulation in diseased and healthy pancreatic beta cells through integrated use of molecular, genomic, computational and systems biology. In particular, her aim is to understand how various types of noncoding DNA elements interact to establish gene expression in the pancreatic beta cell.

Member of the 2017/18 Birmingham ...

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+44 121 41 46857
Email
i.akerman@bham.ac.uk

Dr Paul Badenhorst

Dr Paul Badenhorst

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Paul Badenhorst is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Paul’s field of expertise is in Epigenetics and Development. Paul uses both the Drosophila model system and human cells to investigate how chromatin modifying complexes regulate gene expression to control developmental pathways. He has received major grant funding from Cancer Research UK, the ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6810
Email
p.w.badenhorst@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andrew Beggs

Professor Andrew Beggs

Co-Lead - Molecular Oncology, Pathology and Genetics, Professor in Surgery & Cancer Genetics
Head of West Midlands GI & Gynaecology Cancer Tumour Board
Cancer Research UK & RCSEng Advanced Clinician Scientist, Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Andrew Beggs is a Professor of Cancer Genetics & Surgery in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham. He currently holds a Cancer Research UK & Royal College of Surgeons Advanced Clinician Scientist award. He is also an Consultant Colorectal & General  Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with a subspeciality interest in laparoscopic ...

Email
a.beggs@bham.ac.uk

Professor Roy Bicknell

Professor Roy Bicknell

Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Professor of Functional Genomics

Medical and Dental Sciences

Roy Bicknell originally read chemistry at St. John's College, University of Oxford before studying for a doctorate in The William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford as an E.P.Abraham scholar. He then won a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship to study at Harvard Medical School. His original research interest was bacterial resistance to antibiotics but at Harvard moved to growth and angiogenic ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4085
Email
r.bicknell@bham.ac.uk

Professor Constanze Bonifer

Professor Constanze Bonifer

Chair of Experimental Haematology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

My name is Constanze Bonifer, I am Chair of Experimental Haematology in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. Our lab works on gene regulation in the hematopoietic system. We study how transcription factors and chromatin components drive differential gene expression during blood cell development, both in a normal, but also in a disease setting. We are particularly interested into studying ...

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+44 121 414 8881
Email
c.bonifer@bham.ac.uk

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 proteins 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 Steve Busby

Professor Steve Busby

Professor of Biochemistry

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)121 414 5439
Email
s.j.w.busby@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jean-Baptiste Cazier

Professor Jean-Baptiste Cazier

Chair of Bioinformatics
Director of the Centre for Computational Biology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Jean-Baptiste Cazier is a Professor of Bioinformatics with interest across the broad spectrum of Computational and Mathematical modelling of natural phenomena.

He has three main area of interest: Cancer Genetics, Population Genetics, Swarming and Metabonomics.

His life-long goal is to integrate all his eclectic, and ever expending, fields of interest.

Jean-Baptiste was part of a team of ...

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+44(0)1214146480
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j.cazier@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peter Cockerill

Professor Peter Cockerill

Chair of Cytokine Gene Regulation

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Peter is a professor within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. He has spent his career engaged in research using chromatin structure analysis as a tool to investigate gene regulation in the fields of molecular immunology and leukaemia. Peter was previously a professor at the University of Leeds from 2000 to 2011, and ran a research group in Australia before that.

Peter has published ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6841
Email
p.n.cockerill@bham.ac.uk

Professor John Kenneth Colbourne

Professor John Kenneth Colbourne

Professor, Chair of Environmental Genomics

School of Biosciences

John Colbourne’s investigations encompass the fields of evolutionary ecology, high-throughput biology, environmental and functional genomics. From this blend of disciplines emerges a research program that centers on connecting gene expression and genome structure with individual fitness and population-level responses to environmental challenges.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5423
Email
j.k.colbourne@bham.ac.uk