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Dr. C.J. Law

 

Research in my lab is funded by the BBSRC

Dr Chris Law
Dr Christopher Law
Lecturer in Biochemistry

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Stirling, 1995;
PhD Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,
University of Glasgow, 1999.

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Contact Information
Tel:  +44 (0)28 9097 2071 (Direct line)
Fax:  +44 (0)28 9097 5877
Email:  c.law@qub.ac.uk
Room:  Medical Biology Centre - 01.443

 

Teaching

I teach a variety of subject areas across all undergraduate levels. These include Introductory Chemistry, Enzymology, Cell Signalling and Membrane Protein Structure and Function. I also teach on the MSc in Biotechnology.

 

 Administration

  • School Disability Adviser

  • Module Coordinator BBC3034 Biomolecular Structure

  • Member of the School Education Committee

Research Interests

My research focuses on the structure, mechanism and physiological roles of integral membrane transporter proteins that function in multidrug efflux in bacterial pathogens and parasites that afflict both livestock and humans, as well as those that play important roles in nutrient uptake and herbicide resistance in plants. This research has important implications for both global food security and human health. Current emphasis is placed on inner membrane antiporters of the major facilitator superfamily (MFS) involved in multidrug resistance in Escherichia coli. For a review of MFS antiporters click here.

My laboratory utilises a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art techniques to answer important questions pertaining to the structure and mechanism of membrane transporters. These include X-ray crystallography, fluorescence spectroscopy and transport assays using whole cells, inverted vesicles and purified protein reconstituted into proteoliposomes.

 

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