School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Helen Martin

Research Technician



  • BSc(hons) Biological Sciences (Plant Sciences) 
  • RHS Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (level 4)
  • NPTC PA1 and PA6 certificates in safe use of pesticides (level 2)

Work Summary:

I work as a research technician and lab manager supporting the research groups of Professor Anne Borland and Dr Kirsten Wolff.

Previous experience:

Senior Research Technician at CNAP, University of York

Senior Gardener at RHS Wisley

Plant Growth Suite Manager and Senior Research Technician at The Centre for Plant Sciences, University of Leeds

Research technician in Biochemistry, University of Leeds



Plant care and horticulture

Genetic modification of plants

Plant tissue culture

ICS chromatography

Protein extraction and SDS PAGE

Western blotting

DNA and RNA isolation


Light microscopy