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Dr Noor Shamkhi BSc, MSc, Ph.D

Research Fellow in Molecular Biology

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Dr Noor Shamkhi is a Research Fellow in Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton in 2019.

Career History

2019-Present: Research Fellow in Molecular Biology. University of Southampton, UK.


2014-2018: Phd Functional Genomics. University of Leicester, UK.

2008-2011: MSc Biotechnology. University of Baghdad, Iraq

2003-2007: BSc General biology. University of Baghdad, Iraq

Research interests

I completed studying for my Phd in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester. My PhD involved the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to generate human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models for the investigation of novel genes linked to telomere length. I was the first researcher at the University of Leicester to use the CRISPR/Cas9 system and my project was the first to utilise human iPSCs. I established standard operating procedures for both iPSC culture and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing which have subsequently been used by other researcher in the group.

Currently, I work as Research Fellow with Dr Marcin Przewloka on understand of the mitotic role of protein phosphatases in human cells. I employ my knowledge of CRISPR/Cas9 methodology to create new cell lines, tools that can be used for the cell biology, biochemistry and proteomic approaches to investigate the regulatory function of phospho-proteins during cell division. My project is supported by Wellcome Trust

Research group

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Affiliate research groups

Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS), Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Research project(s)

Mitotic role of protein phosphatases

Regulation of cell division is coordinated by multiple signaling pathways and involves plethora of different activities. Kinases and phosphatases are among enzymes that are involved in this process. Here we want to contribute to a better understanding of how these enzymes control mitosis, specifically chromosome segregation.

Dr Noor Shamkhi
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 85/3041

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