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Professor Kathryn Lilley

Research themes

Bioenergy:

We are carrying out the global characterization of the proteins involved in plant cell wall synthesis.

Departments and Institutes

Department of Biochemistry:
Reader

Research Interests

Kathryn Lilley is a reader in the Department of Biochemistry where she runs both a research specialising in
development of cutting edge proteomics technologies and also directors a proteomics facility. One of the
focusses of her group is to define residents of organelles and protein complexes within cells and is using a
combination of high throughput mass spectrometry and pattern recognition methods to define genuine
residents of complexes and organelles, and be able to monitor concerted changes in location upon cellular
perturbation such as drug treatment, circadian time, mutation etc.. These methods are being used to locate
proteins involved in plant cell wall synthesis both in terms of sub cellular location and involvement in multi
protein complexes. She collaborates with Prof Dupree in order to use and adapt these methods to
accelerate the development of lignocellulosic biofuels.