Dr Anna Tang


Highly skilled molecular and cellular biologist with extensive experience in molecular cloning techniques, phage display, protein expression and purification, protein detection methods (e.g., Western blotting), cell culture and cell-based assays.

My career at the University of Leeds comprises 12+ years as a senior research technician developing Affimer proteins as affinity reagents and diagnostic tools, during which I successfully completed a part-time PhD using Affimer proteins to study SH3 domain protein-protein interactions in cell signalling. My Doctor of Philosophy was awarded by the Graduate Board’s Examinations Group on 16 January 2023 and I graduated on 25 July 2023. I am now employed as a postdoctoral research fellow, specialising in phage display.

Previous to my career at the University of Leeds, I have worked in industrial R&D labs developing biologics and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices. I was involved in the development of an IVD medical device, which is now CE marked and FDA cleared. I have also been employed as a research technician at Newcastle University, which is where I was awarded my BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology in 2002.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Molecular and Cellular Biology (University of Leeds, 2023)
  • BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology (Newcastle University, 2002)