I am a PhD student in the HCV research group. My work focusses on the role of HCV receptors on virus entry – a process which is still not fully understood. As part of this, I will use bioimaging techniques such FRET and FRAP to investigate the movements and interactions of receptors and viral particles.
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A little history
Undergraduate: Cell Biology (with Industrial Placement) BSc, University of Durham.
Industrial Placement: AstraZeneca, Alderley Edge. My twelve month project focused on the regulation of Akt-related pathways in mouse tumour xenografts using immunohistochemistry.
Postgraduate: Biomedical Research MRes, University of Birmingham. Two three-month long projects looking at HCV receptor dynamics (HCV research group) and the role of actin nodules in platelet spreading (Birmingham Platelet Group) respectively.
HCV Research Group
Institute of Biomedical Research,
School of Immunity and Infection,
College of Medical and Dental Sciences,
University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT UK
Tel: (44)121 414 8673
Fax: (44)121 414 3599
E-mail: Amy Barnes