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Dr Edward Emmott BSc (Hons), PhD

Reader/Wellcome CDA Fellow Biochemistry, Cell and Systems Biology


Personal Statement

Ed moved to the University of Liverpool in November 2019 to set up his lab as part of the Centre for Proteome Research, Department of Biochemistry. The labs goal is the use and development of proteomic methods to study RNA virus replication and virus-host interactions, and in particular the use of single-cell proteomics to aid in this research. The lab primarily works on (murine) norovirus and SARS-CoV-2.

Previously, Ed was a Postdoc in Nikolai Slavov’s lab, part of the Department of Bioengineering and the Barnett Institute for Chemical and Biological Analysis at Northeastern University. His postdoctoral research with Nikolai involved the study of ribosome heterogeneity and the immune response, as well as the development and application of single cell proteomic methods (SCoPE-MS/SCoPE2).

Prior to joining Nikolai’s lab, Ed was a postdoc in Ian Goodfellow’s lab in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London where he studied norovirus replication and virus-host interactions, becoming particularly interested in the role of the viral protease, and polyprotein processing.

His PhD was at the University of Leeds under the supervision of Julian Hiscox with his thesis on ‘High-throughput proteomic analysis of the interactions of avian coronavirus and its nucleocapsid with the host cell’. His Bachelors was from the University of Warwick in Medical Microbiology & Virology where his undergraduate research on Adenovirus interactions with PML bodies was supervised by Keith Leppard.

Prizes or Honours

  • Deans Excellence - Research Award (University of Liverpool/ISMIB, 2023)
  • Tandem Mass Tag Research Award (Thermo Scientific, 2018)

Funded Fellowships

  • Wellcome Career Development Award (Wellcome Trust, 2024 - 2031)