The Biosciences Research Group
The University of Northampton has an active biosciences based research group which includes molecular biology, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
The University's Park Campus offers a number of research laboratories that are well equipped to support work in ongoing and emerging research areas. The group has links with local and national industry and welcomes further links and enquiries from both individuals and companies.
Microbial survival mechanisms
The research group examines the mechanisms whereby pathogens and food spoilage organisms survive in the environment and in food. There is also an active interest and research programme considering the use of natural anti-microbials for controlling contamination.
For further details, contact Professor Carol A. Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molecular genetics of cardiovascular fitness/physical performance
Work in this area focuses on candidate genes that may have a role in both blood pressure regulation and cardiovascular fitness. The group is investigating whether natural variations within emerging candidate genes are important in the 'athletic' phenotype. We welcome enquires/collaboration from other research groups interested in this area.
For more information, contact Dr Raleigh on 01604 892306 or email@example.com.
Ethical, legal and social impact of new genetic technologies
Building on social theories of risk, Dr Ekberg's research explores the ethical, legal and social risks emerging from the new genetics and stem cell research.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biological energy balance in relation to lifestyle and chronic disease
Dr Lehner's research focuses on how dietary components, both nutrients and contaminants, affect mitochondrial function, resulting in homeostasis or disease.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Cardiovascular parameters and intermittent isometric exercise
This research examines how the intensity and length of isometric muscle contractions affects cardiovascular parameters and establishes a relationship for a range of intensities and cardiovascular parameters, particularly blood pressure.
For further details, contact Tony Baross at firstname.lastname@example.org
The impact of stretch duration to force production, mechanics and neural activation of the muscle-tendon complex
This research investigates the possible detrimental effects of pre-performance stretching on force production, reflex and volitional activation and altered tendon mechanics.
For further details, contact Dr Tony Kay at email@example.com.