Dr Irmgard Haussmann
Irmgard is an Associate Professor in Health Sciences and teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
In her role as Director of Postgraduate Research Degrees for Life and Sport she leads all aspects of recruitment and student experiences for PhD Life and Sport Sciences.
Having previously worked at Brandeis University (USA), University of Birmingham and Coventry University Irmgard brings many years of high quality research and teaching experience to BCU.
Irmgard is passionate about her research and publishes with publications in peer reviewed journals, and her work is presented at national and international conferences. Her main research interest is in posttranscriptional gene regulation.
During Irmgard’s PhD at the University of Berne, Switzerland, she was introduced into the importance of RNA binding proteins in gene regulation. She continued to work on RNA with a focus on posttranscriptional gene regulation. Posttranscriptional gene regulation is still an emerging research area and its aberrant regulation has been implicated in numerous diseases including cancer and neurodegeneration.
Recently Irmgard’s research also focus the emerging field of epitranscriptomics determining the function of modified nucleotides in mRNA