User:Sean D Colloms
- Sean D Colloms
- University of Glasgow
- Bower Building
- University Ave
- Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK.
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- 1991, PhD, University of Glasgow
- 1987, BA, University of Cambridge
- My lab at the University of Glasgow works on DNA transposition and site-specific recombination. These are DNA rearrangements that are catalysed by specific enzymes (transposases and site-specific recombinases) that recognise short DNA sequences, cleave the DNA backbone at these sequences, and then rejoin them in new configurations.
- We are interested in the mechanism of site-specific recombination and transposition, and also their applications for Synthetic biology.
- Together with William Brown (University of Nottingham), Oliver Ebenhoeh (University of Aberdeen / Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf), Susan Rosser (University of Edinburgh), Maggie Smith (University of Nottingham), Marshall Stark (University of Glasgow), I have a BBSRC strategic longer and larger grant to develop large serine recombinases for Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/pa/grants/AwardDetails.aspx?FundingReference=BB/K003356/1.
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