• United Kingdom

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Projects available on DNA-binding proteins, enzyme kinetics, DNA ligases, DNA triplexes and RNA binding proteins.

Personal profile


I studied BSc (Hons) Biochemistry & Pharmacology at Southampton University (1992-95), after an interest in the biology of genes and DNA was sparked during my A-level studies in Brighton. My doctoral work at Southampton (1995-98) was funded by the Cancer Research Campaign (now CRUK) and was carried out in the laboratory of Prof Keith Fox. Here I used DNA footprinting techniques to investigate the formation and stability of three-stranded (triplex) DNA structures. This was followed by a postdoctoral position at Bristol University (1998-2004) funded by the Wellcome Trust. Here, I worked in the laboratory of Prof Stephen Halford and examined DNA looping proteins, Type II restriction enzyme diversity, and DNA target-site location by proteins. I joined the staff of the School of Biological Sciences at University of Portsmouth in January 2005, where I am Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry.

For more information about my research please visit my lab page

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • QH301 Biology
  • Genes, DNA, RNA, Protein, Molecular Biology, Enzymes, Kinetics


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