Genomics, DNA sequencing and bioinformatics
Dr Daniel Tillett
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering
- isolation and characterisation of novel bacteriophages
- use of bacteriophages to control problematic bacteria in the wastewater industry
- use of bacetriophages to control medically important microbes on the skin
- DNA sequencing and genomics
- cancer immunology.
DNA Sequencing Centre
DNA sequencing is the process of determining the precise order of the nucleotide bases in particular DNA molecules. A DNA sequence helps us understand why animals, plants and bacteria look and behave the way they do. You can find more information about DNA sequencing on the Nucleics website.
The DNA Sequencing Centre studies ways of improving the DNA sequencing process. Our work includes investigating new DNA sequencing methods compatible with conventional Sanger-based DNA sequencing technologies, as well as the new sequencing-by-synthesis and pyrosequencing-based approaches. We are also working on improving general molecular biology techniques such as PCR, cloning, plasmid preparation, DNA and RNA isolation, protein expression and purification.