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Dr Paul Curnow

Dr Paul Curnow

Dr Paul Curnow
B.Sc.(Lond.), Ph.D.(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Membrane proteins: biochemistry and synthetic biology

Office D48
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 33 11837

Research summary

We are interested in both fundamental studies of membrane proteins and in how this particular class of proteins might be used in synthetic biology. Current projects are:

Biomineralization. Inorganic minerals are widespread and diverse in nature, being important constituents of structures including bone, tooth and shell. However, the underlying biological mechanisms behind biomineral synthesis remain only partly understood. We are interested in the roles played by membrane transport proteins in biomineralization. Our initial target is a unique family of membrane proteins found in the diatoms, unicellular algae that sheath themselves in an intricate outer cell wall made of silica. To ...

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