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News

Two new papers published in 2015. One on the arsenite oxidase and its ability to also oxidise antimony (see link) and the other on arsenic mobilisation in West Bengal (see link)


Contact us:


Dr Joanne Santini (Group Leader)

Institute of Structural & Molecular Biology,

University College London,

Darwin Building, Gower Street,

London WC1E 6BT

Email: j.santini@ucl.ac.uk



                                         

 

People

Group Leader

Dr Joanne Santini

Address: Birkbeck College, Malet Street Room 313d
Phone No: (+44)-(0)20-7631-6675
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Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Tom Osborne

Address: Birkbeck College, Malet Street
Phone No: +44-(0)20-7631-6285
Graduation: BSc. (Hons) Biology (Biotechnology), University of Edinburgh, 2006. PhD Microbiology, UCL, 2012.
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My project is funded by BBSRC. The project is conducted in collaboration with Prof. Tony Cass (Imperial College, London).

Publications_____________________________________________

Osborne TH, McArthur JM, Sikdar PK, Santini JM (2015). Isolation of an arsenate-respiring bacterium from a redox front in an arsenic-polluted aquifer in West Bengal, Bengal Basin. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49(7): 4193-4199. Link

Wang Q, Warelow TP, Kang Y-S, Romano C, Osborne TH, Lehr CR, Bothner B, McDermott TR, Santini JM, Wang G (2015). Arsenite oxidase also functions as an antimonite oxidase. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81(6): 1959-1965. Link

Dekker L, Osborne TH, Santini JM (2014). Isolation and identification of cobalt and caesium resistant bacteria from a nuclear fuel storage pond. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 359(1): 81-84. Link

Osborne TH, Heath MD, Martin AC, Pankowski JA, Hudson-Edwards KA & Santini JM (2013). Cold-adapted arsenite oxidase from a psychrotolerant Polaromonas species. Metallomics 5(4): 318-324. Link

Osborne TH & Santini JM (2012). Prokaryotic aerobic oxidation of arsenite, in The metabolism of arsenite, eds. Santini JM & Ward SA, CRC Press. pp. 61-72.

Heath MD, Schoepp-Cothnet B, Osborne TH & Santini JM (2012). Arsenite oxidase, in The metabolism of arsenite, eds. Santini JM & Ward SA, CRC Press. pp. 81-97.

Osborne TH, Jamieson HE, Hudson-Edwards KA, Nordstrom DK, Walker SR, Ward SA & Santini JM (2010). Microbial oxidation of arsenite in a subartic environment: Diversity of arsenite oxidase genes and identification of a psychrotolerant arsenite oxidiser.  BMC Microbiol. 10(205). Link

Sardiwal S, Santini JM, Osborne TH & Djordjevic S (2010). Characterization of a two-component signal transduction system that controls arsenite oxidation in the chemolithoautotroph NT-26. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 313(1) 20-28. Link

Postgraduates

Paula Corsini Madeira

Address: Birkbeck College, Malet Street
Phone No: +44-(0)20-7631-6285
Graduation: BSc. Biology (Genetics), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2010. MSc. Genetics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2012.
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I am funded by the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq).

Consuelo Pia Badilla Pino

Address: Birkbeck College, Malet Street
Phone No: +44-(0)20-7631-6285
Graduation: BSc. Biology, University of Concepcion, 2006. MSc. Microbiology, University of Concepcion, 2009.
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I am funded by Becas Chile, Conicyt.

Cameron Watson

Address: Birkbeck College, Malet Street
Phone No: +44-(0)20-7631-6285
Graduation: MSci. Natural Sciences, UCL, 2014.
Cameron Watson

I am funded by a BBSRC Industrial CASE studentship in partnership with Bio Nano Consulting.

Past Members of the Group

Postdoctoral fellows

Dr Chloe Economou

Research Technician

Dr Bennett Nwaobi

PhD students

Tom Warelow 

Linda Dekker

Matthew Heath

Rachel vanden Hoven

Masters students

Sarah Bydder