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The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences

Dr Noel Wortham PhD

Research Fellow in Molecular Biology

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Dr Noel Wortham is Research Fellow in Molecular Biology within the Centre for Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Career history

2009-present: Research Fellow in Molecular Biology. University of Southampton, UK.
2006–2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Role of the DEAD-box RNA helicase p68 and p72 in breast cancer. Centre for Oncology and Molecular Medicine, University of Dundee, UK.
2002–2006: PhD Functional genetics of Hereditary and Sporadic Uterine Leiomyomata. Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute/University College London, UK.

Academic qualifications 

1997–2001: MBiochem Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, UK.

Research interests

Supervisor Professor Chris Proud

Research group

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Research project(s)

Structure, function and regulation of eukaryotic initiation factor eIF2B

eIF2B plays a key role in regulating protein synthesis. We are studying its structure and regulation, and why defects in this protein lead to the neurological disease vanishing white matter.

Teaching Contributions

BIOL3015 Regulation of Gene Expression

Dr Noel Wortham
Centre for Biological Sciences Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences Life Sciences Building 85 University of Southampton Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ

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