Applied Biosciences Research and Enterprise Group

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The Applied Biosciences Research and Enterprise Group encompasses a broad range of multidisciplinary research interests including protein biochemistry and biotechnology, medical microbiology, mechanisms of disease and education for promotion of health and wellbeing.

The group has access to state-of-the-art facilities and is comprised of experienced academics, early career researchers and students working within and beyond the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences with national and international collaborators of industry, healthcare and academia to boost research potential and translational impact.

Current specific research investigates the proteins from pathogens, focussing on calcium binding proteins, metabolic enzymes and cytoskeletal components, the engineering of enzymes for biocatalytic purposes, especially sugar kinases and oxidoreductases, the microbial stress biochemistry, including applications to biofuels, the mycobiome of chronic wounds and its impact on wound healing, the epidemiology of unusual and endemic neglected fungal diseases, the diagnostics and point-of-care testing in microbiology, the cryopreservation of articular cartilage, aiming to advance osteoarthritis treatment, the cellular mechanisms of bone lengthening, the role of small non-coding microRNAs in osteosarcoma, and the tumour microenvironment, including the intercellular communication between tumour associated macrophages, cancer associated fibroblasts and tumour cells. Additional research covers the development of learning and teaching strategies and education interventions, for example addressing organ donation and transplantation, to empower student learners, foster inclusive practice, and promote the health and wellbeing of the community.

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Galactokinase Medicine & Life Sciences
Enzymes Medicine & Life Sciences
Praziquantel Medicine & Life Sciences
Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Calcium Channels Medicine & Life Sciences
Fructose-Bisphosphatase Medicine & Life Sciences
Schistosoma mansoni Medicine & Life Sciences
Fasciola hepatica Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2018 2019

Fructose 1,6-bisphosphatase: getting the message across

Timson, D., 6 Mar 2019, In : Bioscience Reports. 39, 3, p. 1-5 5 p., BSR20190124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Adenosine Monophosphate
Binding Sites
Allosteric Regulation

A galactokinase-like protein from the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica

Zinsser, V. L., Cox, C., McAuley, M., Hoey, E. M., Trudgett, A. & Timson, D. J., 21 Jul 2018, In : Experimental Parasitology. 192, p. 65-72 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Fasciola hepatica

Calmodulins from Schistosoma mansoni: biochemical analysis and interaction with IQ-motifs from voltage-gated calcium channels

Thomas, C. M. & Timson, D., 17 May 2018, In : Cell Calcium.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Schistosoma mansoni
Calcium Channels

Activities 2004 2017

  • 6 Membership of professional body
  • 1 Research degree
  • 1 Personal board membership of professional/academic bodies
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Higher Education Academy, UK (External organisation)

David Timson (Chair)
2017 → …

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body

PhD external examination

David Timson (Examiner)

Activity: External examination and supervisionResearch degree

Royal Society of Chemistry (External organisation)

David Timson (Chair)
2016 → …

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body