Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Gavin Thomas visit

We're currently hosting Dr Gavin Thomas from the University of York, who is out here for a sabbatical visit for a few weeks. Gavin and I first crossed paths back in 2000, when I was a new faculty member at TIGR, and he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK. Gavin invited me over to give a seminar and I stayed for a few days and was shown round the local tourist-y spots, I remember visiting swamps and historic houses.

Gavin and I have shared a long term interest in transporters- proteins that move nutrients, ions, toxic compounds, etc into or out of cells; and both of us have been using a mixture of computational and wet lab approaches to characterize novel types of transporters. While he is here we are collaborating on refining computational approaches for identifying the substrates of transporters.

Gavin from his University of York web page

1 comment:

  1. I hope his visit will be fruitful for the research team and will open up new ventures and ways for discovery. Do share the collaborative work which you do with Dr. Gavin.