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Department of Biochemistry

Steve Oliver

Functional genomics and systems biology.


Key publications

Ciryam P, Lambert-Smith I, Bean D, Freer R, Tartaglia G, Cid F, Saunders D, Wilson M, Oliver SG, Morimoto R, Dobson C, Vendruscolo M, Favrin G, Yerbury JJ (2017). Spinal motor neuron protein supersaturation patterns are associated with inclusion body formation in ALS. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 114(20):E3935-E3943. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1613854114

Bilsland E, Bean DM, Devaney E, Oliver SG (2016). Yeast-based high-throughput screens to identify novel compounds active against Brugia malayi. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis., 10(1):e0004401. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004401

Binder BJ, Sundstrom JF, Gardner JM, Jiranek V, Oliver SG (2015). Quantifying two-dimensional filamentous and invasive growth spatial patterns in yeast colonies. PLoS Comput. Biol., 11(2):e1004070. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004070

Bilsland E, Sparkes A, Williams K, Moss HJ, de Clare M, Pir P, Rowland J, Aubrey W, Pateman R, Young M, Carrington M, King RD, Oliver SG (2013). Yeast-based automated high-throughput screens to identify anti-parasitic lead compounds. Open Biol., 3(2):120158. doi: 10.1098/rsob.120158

Pir P, Gutteridge A, Wu J, Rash B, Kell DB, Zhang N, Oliver SG (2012). The genetic control of growth rate: A systems biology study in yeast. BMC Syst. Biol., 6:4. doi: 10.1186/1752-0509-6-4

Contact details

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