Ph.D. on pre-mRNA splicing with Prof. Jean Beggs (University of Edinburgh)
2001-2007 MRC Senior Non-clinical Research Fellow (Newcastle)
1996 - 2001 Research Group Leader and Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow (Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh).
1992 - 1996 Postdoctoral research with Prof. Peter Walter (University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco USA), studying protein targeting to the secretory pathway. During this time I held independent Fellowships from the American Cancer Society and European Molecular Biology Organisation
Biochemical Society, Genetical Society, British Society for Cell Biology, American Society for Microbiology, Association of University Teachers
2001-2006 Medical Research Council Senior Non-Clinical Research Fellowship
1996-2000 Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Award
1995-1996 American Cancer Society (California Division) Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship
1992-1994 European Molecular Biology Organisation Long Term Fellowship
1988-1992 Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship and Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship
Specific: Ribonucleoprotein biogenesis and function, with focus on the ribosome and signal recognition particle.
General: Targeting, translocation and sorting events within the cell. Organelle function and biogenesis. Cell biology of ribonucleoprotein particles.
2002 Wellcome Trust vacation scholarship £1,160
2001-2006 Medical Research Council Senior Non-Clinical Research Fellowship £894,420
2004-2006 BBSRC Project Grant £398,873
2006-2009 BBSRC Project Grant £319,023
2007-2009 BBSRC Project Grant £476,723 (fEC cost)
BGM1003 (Genetics) Lecturer
CMB 2003 (Molecular Medicine) Seminar Leader
BGM3055 (RNA in health and disease) Module Leader
Biochemistry and Genetics Curriculum Committee Deputy Chair
MRes (Medical and Molecular Biosciences) Exam Committee Chair