Biochemistry at Leicester

On August 1st 2015, The Department of Biochemistry will be enlarged and restructured and will be called The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

These Web pages will be progressively updated throughout July 2015

The Department of Biochemistry was founded by Sir Hans Kornberg, FRS, in 1961 and is currently a large well-funded Department with around 30 members of academic staff. We are housed in a state-of-the-art research building: The Henry Wellcome Building. The Department is highly active in both research and teaching.

Our Research activities address four major areas:

  • Protein Structure and FunctionLift and Stairs
  • Gene Expression
  • Cancer, Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
  • Microbial and Cardiovascular Diseases

Our teaching/training activities cover:

Two of the major College Research Themes are led from within the Department:

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Selected Publications

Link to Full List of Departmental Publications

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Contact Details

Department of Biochemistry
Henry Wellcome Building
Lancaster Road
LE1 9HN (Postal)

LE1 7HB (Sat Nav/Online maps)

T:  +44(0)116 229 7038
F:  +44(0)116 229 7123

Redfearn Lecture 2015

Professor Jean Beggs FRS

Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology

University of Edinburgh

"Functional interactions between splicing, transcription and chromatin"

January 22, 2015