Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences

Staff Profile

Dr Jeremy Brown

Senior Lecturer


Current Post

Senior Lecturer

External Responsibilities


Member (elected from the membership), Biochemical Society Council (from 1/1/15) 

External examiner for Glasgow University Molecular and Cellular Biology BSc

STEM ambassador


2010-1014 BBSRC Committee C Core Panel Member

2007-2013 Member, Biochemical Society Theme Panel 1 (Deputy Chair 2009-2013)


1992 PhD on pre-mRNA splicing with Prof. Jean Beggs (University of Edinburgh)

1988 BSc in Biochemistry (Imperial College London)

Previous Positions

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, British Society for Cell Biology, Society of Biology (Fellow), Association of University Teachers


2001-2007 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


Research Interests

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)



I am currently Chair of the School of Biomedical Sciences Biochemistry and Genetics Curriculum Committee.

BGM1003 (Genetics) Lecturer

CMB 2003 (Molecular Medicine) Seminar Leader

BGM2061 (Protein trafficking and biological membranes) Module leader and lecturer

BGM2062 (Advanced protein analysis) Module leader

BGM2063 (Approaches to analysis of genes and genomes) Module leader and lecturer

BGM3055 (RNA in health and disease) Module Leader and lecturer


MRes (Medical and Molecular Biosciences) Exam Committee Chair