Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology

Staff Profile

Dr David Roberts

Research Associate


I am exploring how the chromosomes are oriented, organised and separated during the cell cycle in the model bacterium, Bacillus subtilis. Particularly, I am interested in the precise organisation of the chromosome during sporulation, as well as the mechanism of chromosome segregation during this process. This knowledge may also provide a basis for understanding key events in chromosome dynamics during vegetative growth.


2018-present - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Errington Lab, Newcastle University

2013-2018 - PhD Student, Errington Lab, Newcastle University

2012-2013 -  Masters Placement Student, AstraZeneca

2009-2013 - MBiolSci (Hons) degree in Molecular Biology, University of Sheffield