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Dr Andy Bates MA PhD CChem MRSC

Senior Lecturer in Biological Chemistry Biochemistry

    Biography

    Personal Statement

    I graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge, and was then awarded a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry by the University of Nottingham. Since then, I have worked in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Leicester and the National Institutes of Health, MD, USA before coming to Liverpool as a lecturer in 1994.

    Personal Distinctions

    • DNA topoisomerases, DNA topology and human health (Invitation to Speak, EMBO 2015)
    • The ancestral role of ATP hydrolysis in type II topoisomerases: prevention of DNA double-strand brea (Invitation to Speak, Topo2011 2011)
    • The ancestral role of ATP hydrolysis in type II topoisomerases: prevention of DNA breaks (Invitation to Speak, Kyoto, Japan 2010)
    • Convincing first years that biology is a quantitative subject - a semester 1 maths module (Invitation to Speak, Higher Education Adademy 2010)
    • School-based projects: student collaboration with secondary schools to develop lesson materials (Invitation to Speak, Higher Eduction Academy 2010)

    Administrative Roles

    • Within School of Biological Sciences:
    • Chair of the Teaching Innovation Group
    • Member of Learning and Teaching Group

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