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Dr. Stuart Allen

  • Job title: Associate Lecturer (Human Biosciences)
  • Department: Sports, Exercise & Life Sciences

General information

Professional/Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Biology (Portsmouth 1996)
  • PhD in Molecular Biology (Warwick 1999)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Professional Practice (PCAPP) (Warwick 2008)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision (Northampton 2010)
  • The title of the PhD thesis: Isolation and characterisation of a novel histone acetyltransferase complex


Undergraduate teaching

  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics and Immunology

Module leader

  • HLS1013 - Health and Disease 1
  • HLS3009 - Immunology and Health
  • HLS4008/9/10 - Dissertation

Module contribution

  • HLS1012 - Intergrated Physiology
  • HLS1003 - Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • HLS2002 - Biological Basis of Behaviour
  • HLS1014 - Research Skills in Biology

Postgraduate Teaching

  • MSc Human Bioscience
  • MSc Public Health


Using advanced molecular biology techniques, we hope to isolate candidate genes that are involved in the 'resistance' of antimicrobials. Novel antimicrobials have been developed at the University and are effective against certain bacteria and fungi. Some bacteria and fungi are less well affected by the antimicrobial and this is thought to be due to altered gene regulation. Similarly, affected organisms show a form of resistance over time to the antimicrobial. We hope to isolate genes that have altered transcript levels to determine the mechanisms involved in the 'resistance' phenotype.

The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe are also used as a model organism. This line of research involves analysis of an interesting phenotype observed in mating experiments. Strains harbouring genetic modification in cell division genes show this altered phenotype. Our research aims to address this by means of rescuing the phenotype using genetic cross to establish genes involved in the regulation of cell division. This research is in collaboration with the University of Warwick.


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  • Lama, Anne, Allen, Stuart C H, Attenburrow, Geoff E, Bates, Margaret P, Covington, Anthony D and Antunes, A Paula M (2009) The impact of beamhouse processes on bacterial growth. In: XXX Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies: Proceedings. Beijing, China: China Leather Industry Association. p. 332.






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