De Marcos Lousa


I obtained my PhD in 2002 at the University of Bordeaux II (France) working on the "kinetic properties and biogenesis of the three human mitochondrial ADP/ATP translocators expressed in yeast S. cerevisiae".

I then went to do a first post-doc with Prof. Tokatlidis in IMBB-FORTH institute (Crete, Greece) until 2006 working on "Tim12, a pivotal protein for membrane protein translocation in yeast mitochondria"

In March 2006, I joined Prof. A. Baker's team as a post-doc at the University of Leeds where I started studying "the plant peroxisomal ABC transporter CTS ", an homologue of the human ALDP protein involved in adrenoleukodystrophy.

My third post-doc was done in the labortory of prof. J. Denecke from 2010, working on  " plant vacuolar sorting mechanisms" 

I was offered a senior lecturer position in Leeds Beckett University in 2015 and was promoted Reader in Cell Biology and Biochemistry in 2017.

Since 2015, I am a visiting researcher at University of Leeds.

I am developping my own Research projects and collaboration as well as supervising students at both Leeds Beckett University and University of Leeds  

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  • 2002 PhD Characterisation of Human ADP/ATP carriers in yeast S. cerevisiae
  • 1999 DEA Biomedical Sciences
  • 1998 Msc Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • 1997 Bsc Cellular and Molecular Physiology (Uni. Bx II)
  • 1994 Baccalaureat D (University of Bordeaux II)

Professional memberships

  • British Society of Cell Biology (committee member)
  • Biochemical society
  • Royal society of Biology
  • SEB

Research groups and institutes

  • Plant Science
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