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Department of Biochemistry

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In the Ben Luisi Group we are interested in:


Bacterial RNA mediated regulation

The RNA degradosome of E. coli


and Bacterial Multi-drug efflux pumps



Currently the Group consists of:








  Prof Ben



Lab Manager:




  Dr Michal




8 Research Associates:

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Dr Xue, Dr Katarzyna, Dr Saif, Dr Kotryna, Dr Miao, Dr Andrzej, Dr Heather




4 PhD students:

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  Mr Tom, Ms Laura, Mr Tai




2-4 visitors:

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  Ms Giulia (Visiting Student)



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We meet every Monday morning (10:15-11am) for Research Seminar/Journal Club presentations in Sanger Building, Seminar Room