School of Biosciences

Mark Pope

Technical Specialist, Cell Culture [Technical Services], Faculty of Science



I joined the university as a Senior Research Technician in the Genetics department in 2004 working on a BHF funded project looking for unique variations in the sequence of candidate genes within a Cohort of patients with atrial septal defects.

I next joined Academic Child Health in Jan 2008, where I was involved in early life research with particular emphasis on brown adipose tissue development. I also provided laboratory training and support for clinicians and Ph.D. students in the department.

In January 2022 I moved to the School of Biosciences as a Technical Specialist in Cell Culture within the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, based in North Lab, Sutton Bonington Campus.

Expertise Summary

Primary stem cell 2D and 3D culture, PCR, qPCR, primer design, Western blotting, histology, Immunohistochemistry, dHPLC

Research Summary

The development of adipose in early life.

Recent Publications

Past Research

Detection of novel single nucleotide polymorphisms and other genetic anomalies in DNA samples from congenital heart defect patients.

Future Research

Mechanisms of physiological adaptation in early life.

School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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