Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences

Bacterial Cell Biology

Bacterial Cell Biology

The Bacterial Cell Biology (BCB) Group focuses on the fundamental aspects of cell biology, biochemistry and pathogenicity of eubacteria.

Together with ICaMB colleagues from other research themes as well as other Institutes and Faculties, they form the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology (CBCB). This is the world’s largest research centre focussed on the molecular and cellular biology of bacterial cells.

Research group leads and specialisms

  • Aldridge: bacterial flagellar motor; flagellar assembly; Salmonella spp
  • Daniel: sub-cellular localisation; bacterial cell wall metabolism; uptake systems; cell division; transcription; Bacillus subtilis
  • Errington: bacterial cell division; bacterial chromosome dynamics; control of bacterial cell shape; bacillus subtilis; L-forms; bacterial origins and evolution
  • Harwood: microbial protein secretion; microbial responses to environmental stress; microbial gene expression and regulatory networks; genomics and functional analysis of bacillus species; regulatory aspects of industrial and probiotic bacteria
  • Holden:
  • Kenny: pathogenicity of enteropathogenic (EPEC) and enterohemorrhagic (EHEC) escherichia coli; pathogen:mammalian cell interactions
  • Khan: salmonella enterica; bacterial - host interactions; inter-kingdom chemical signalling; quorum sensing; molecular and cellular microbiology
  • Murray: regulation of bacterial DNA replication initiation
  • Strahl von Schulten
  • Vollmer: bacterial cell wall structure and architecture; mechanism of peptidoglycan growth and cell division; regulation of cell wall synthesis; bacterial morphogenesis
  • Yuzenkova: gene expression in cyanobacteria; metallome of transcription machinery; RNA trafficking
  • Zenkin: archaeal, bacteria, eukaryotic RNA polymerases; unusual RNA polymerases; transcription initiation, elongation, termination, transcription regulation; translation; coupled transcription-translation; bacterial toxin-antitoxin modules