School of Biological Sciences

Research staff

Research Officers and Fellows

Chidi Afamefule
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Kirralee Baker
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Alessia Bani
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Keerthi Chathoth
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
David Clark
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: My reseach interests are: ; Quantitative ecology; Microbial ecology; Macroecology; Modeling and Statistics; Bioinformatics; Next Generation Sequencing;
Ricardo Corona Torres
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Giuseppe Deganutti
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Marino Exposito Rodriguez
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Michele Faralli
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Robert Ferguson
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Microbial Ecology of Anaerobic Digestion/Wastewater treatment; Microbial Degradation of oil hydrocarbons; Nanoparticles; Bioaerosols; Molecular Microbial Ecology;
Vinayakumar Gedi
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Patricia Lopez
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Maria Magliulo
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Pippa Mansell
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Jack Matthews
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Andrea Mohr
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Irabonosi Obomighie
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Claire Passarelli
EU Marie Curie Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Biofilms and their roles in coastal environments; microphytobenthos, bacteria, EPS.; Ecosystems engineers, their interactions, ecosystem services.; Nanoparticle effects on the environment.;
Kate Randall
Postdoctoral Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Kelly Scarlett
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Kakali Sen
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Kevin Smith
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Molecular Modelling, Computational Chemistry and Biology; Computer aided Drug Design; Fragment based Drug Design; Software Development.; Previous research:; Modelling Polarisation; Docking based Virtual Screening using high quality re-scoring methods such as: Distributed Multipole Analysis and Hybrid QM/MM; Fragment based Drug design. Identifying mechanisms of biased agonism in GPCR's, explicit water molecules.;
Richard Strange
Senior Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: The overall theme of my research is based on reaching an understanding of structure-function relationship of proteins, enzymes and their complexes, including those involved in disease (e.g. ALS), via advanced computational and experimental approaches. This encompasses synchrotron radiation, protein crystallography, XAFS, SAXS, SAD phasing, catalysis, structure-based drug discovery, molecular dynamics and computational chemistry.;
Silvere Vialet-Chabrand
Senior Research Officer, School of Biological Sciences
Research interests: Plant ecophysiology; Modelling of leaf gas exchange; Scaling up from stomata to canopy level; Bayesian inference; Stomatal behaviour: rapidity and amplitude of response; Plant growth and water use efficiency; Effect of climate change on plant ecophysiology; Interaction between plants and their microclimate; Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging ; Thermal imaging; Leaf boundary layer conductance; Image processing; Software programming;