Protein Production

Meet the team

For general enquiries to the Protein Production Facility, please email The Facility is located in Astbury 9.103, with the facility office Astbury 9.108f.

Dr Brian Jackson

ext. 37369

I trained as a Molecular Microbiologist, gaining my PhD in 2007 from the University of East Anglia. I have extensive experience in recombinant DNA and recombinant protein technologies, including the expression of archaeal, bacterial, mammalian and viral proteins. As the Facility Manager, I am the first point of contact for new users of the facility. For more information please see my full staff webpage.

Mrs Laura Wilkinson Hewitt

ext. 37382

I graduated with a BSc and MBiol in Zoology from Leeds in 2015. As facility technician, I liaise with users of the facility to provide assistance and training, and perform appropriate techniques and protocols e.g. SDS-PAGE, western blotting, cloning, cell culture, vector design and protein purification. I assist with the day-to-day running of the facility, maintenance of lab equipment and upkeep of biological stocks. For more information please see my full staff webpage.

Mr Mohammed Hussain

I recently started work in FBS on a technician apprenticeship and will be working in the PPF until Christmas 2019. My main duties are to look after day-to-day lab housekeeping and help users with preparing media and buffers.


Previous staff in the PPF are listed below. If you performed work in the facility while they were with us please also acknowledge their contribution to your work.

Dr Fatima Nadat, Research Facility Technician

Since leaving the PPF Fatima has taken up a Postdoctoral Research position here in FBS with Dr Edwin Chen. Her current contact details are

Mr David Sharples, Fermenter Technician

David retired from science and now enjoys his time working on his allotment. Please get in touch with a current member of the PPF if you need to contact David.