Biochemistry at Leicester

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 Function
  • 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
  • CM Casadei (Moody Lab.) Science 345; 193-197 (2014)

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  • Jamaladdin S et. al. (Cowley Lab) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2014.
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  • Samuel, J., Macip, S., Dyer, M. N. Engl. J. Med. 2014; 370:286-288.
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  • Richards M. et. al. (Bayliss Lab) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2014 ;111(14):5195-200.
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  • Watson, P. et. al. (Schwabe Lab). Nature, 2012 481, 335-340.

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  • Meinke, P. et. al. (Shackleton Lab). PLoS Genet, 2014, 10(9)

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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