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- 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
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?
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.
|1999||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Microbiology||To be updated|
|1994||BSc Hons||Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Botany||To be updated|