Dr James Barnett

Senior Lecturer (Biomedical Sciences)

School of Health Sciences

James graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Genetics. James’ first graduate job was at The Binding Site Ltd, where he was employed as a technician In the monoclonal antibodies department. James later embarked on a research career, and in 2002 joined the group of Professor Colin Robinson in the Dept of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick. There, James’ research was focused on understanding mechanisms of protein transport in bacteria, and particularly the Tat-pathway.

Following the completion of his PhD in Life Sciences in 2009, James transferred to the Department of Chemistry, and joined Professor Claudia Blindauer’s group as a postdoctoral research fellow. There he investigated the zinc requirements of marine cyanobacteria, using a suite of biochemical and proteomic methods.

In 2014, James took a break from academic research, and spent several years working at Micropathology Ltd, a privately owned biomedical sciences company that specialises in the rapid diagnosis of infectious disease. James developed and validated a number of PCR based tests for the detection of viruses in patient specimens.

James later returned to academia, joining Birmingham City University in 2019, and where he is now a senior lecturer in Biomedical Sciences.

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