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Dr Joanne Santini
c/o Birkbeck College, Biological Sciences,
Malet Street
  • Reader in Microbiology
  • Structural & Molecular Biology
  • Div of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences

2015-present - Reader in Microbiology, UCL

2012-2015 - Senior Lecturer, UCL

2006-2012 - Lecturer, UCL

2002-2006 - Australian Research Council Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, Leader of Environmental Microbiology group, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
2000-2002 - Group Leader
1999-2000 - Postdoctoral Fellow with the late Professor Joan Macy (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia). 

Research Summary

My current research involves the study of microorganisms that metabolise toxic metals and metalloids such as arsenic. The areas I am interested in addressing are: (1) how do microbes use toxic substances for growth (i.e. what is the mechanism)? (2) what is the distribution and abundance of the genes that encode these properties in various environments?; (3) what is the role of these organisms in the cycling of these elements in the environment?; (4) when and how did these metabolic enzymes evolve? and (5) how can we develop the metabolic enzymes as biosensors for the detection of these compounds?

Teaching Summary

I am Degree Tutor for Molecular Biology and course organiser for BIOC2005 (Metabolism and Its Regulation). I teach on four courses including BIOC1007 (Principles and Practice of Experimental Biochemistry), BIOC1010 (Introduction to Microbiology), BIOC2001 (Molecular Biology) and BIOC2005.

Academic Background
1999 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Microbiology To be updated
1994 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Botany To be updated
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