Landmark review published this week

This week sees Nature Reviews publish Doug Browning and Steve Busby’s summary of the latest state of our knowledge on the Regulation of Transcript Initiation in Bacteria.

See the 2016 review on nature.com

The review  focuses on what’s new since their last review on the same topic in 2004, which now has nearly 700 citations, and is compulsory reading for all molecular biology students

See the 2004 review here

Professor Steve Busby is Professor of Biochemistry within the School of Biosciences and the Institute of Microbiology and Infection. Research in the Busby 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.

Dr Doug Browning is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Biosciences and the Institute of Microbiology and Infection. His research focuses on how bacteria regulate gene expression in response to environmental and metabolic signals and how these signals are integrated to control transcript initiation at complex promoters.