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Peter Cock, MOAC PhD student.
Peter is studying the interaction between two-component system proteins, mediated by their transmitter and receiver domains. He is co-supervised by Barbel Finkenstadt (Statistics) and David Rand (Mathematics).
DE Whitworth and PJA Cock (2008) Two-component systems of the myxobacteria: structure, diversity and evolutionary relationships. Microbiol. (UK) 154, 360-372. Abstract
PJA Cock and DE Whitworth (2007) Evolution of prokaryotic two-component signalling pathways: gene fusions and fissions. Mol. Biol. Evol. 24, 2355-2357. Abstract.
Antony Holmes, MOAC PhD student.
Antony is studying how to apply computational approaches to modelling spatial oragnisation of biological systems - particularly how to correlate macroscopic behaviour with underlying signalling pathway properties. He is co-supervised by Sara Kalvala (Computer Science).
DE Whitworth, AB Holmes, AG Irvine, DA Hodgson, DJ Scanlan (2008) P-acquisition components of the Myxococcus xanthus Pho regulon are 2 regulated by both P-availability and development. J Bacteriol., in press. Abstract
George Sawa, BBSRC strategic studentship in Bioinformatics/eScience
George is also studying two-component system protein-protein interactions. His work is a mixture of experimental interaction testing, and computational simulation (atomistic).
As time passes and their studies progress, more details of each person's research will be added here.
Lisa Evans, project studentAlthough Lisa was only with us for a few weeks during her final year undergraduate project, she was tremendously successful and her work was recently published (Abstract).