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Ed Bolt

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



University of London: BSc. & PhD 1989-1995

Wellcome Trust Research Career development Fellowship, University of Nottingham 2002-2006

University Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham 2006-present

Expertise Summary

Cancer Biology

CRISPR biology (prokaryotes)

CRISPR biotechnology

Teaching Summary

I convene modules about molecular biology of DNA repair, CRISPR systems and RNA biology more generally.

Undergraduate projects join my group for funded summer vacation studentships and final year projects investigating the biology of CRISPR systems in bacteria, and mechanisms of DNA repair.

Research Summary

My group is currently (2022) funded by BBSRC responsive-mode project grants and by drug-discovery companies to investigate cancer biology and CRISPR.

Further information can be seen in Orcid;

Selected Publications

  • BBSRC Pool of Experts, 2022-2025
  • Scientific advisory board of Amphista Therapeutics, 2020-ongoing
  • Consultant Scientist for Oxford Nanopore Technologies, 2010-2017
  • Member of the Microbiology Society Impact and Influence Committee, 2019-ongoing

· Editorial board and associate editor for Portland Press, Royal Society and Frontiers Journals

· Guest editor, Genes (CRISPR) and Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences (Recombination-Repair)

· Grant application reviewer for BBSRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust, NSF (USA), ANR (France), DFF (Denmark) and ITC/ITSP (Hong Kong).

· PhD degree examiner, recently at Universities of Oxford (2021), St. Andrews (2021), Huddersfield (2020), and Sheffield (2019).

· Reviewer for, recently, Nature Communications, Nucleic Acids Research, ACS Synthetic Biology, Genes, Journal of Molecular Biology.

Past Research

Please search PubMed for 'Edward_Bolt'

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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