Dr James Robson

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  • Qualifications:BSc Hons Biiomedical Science (Cardiff); MSc Medical Microbiology (Cardiff Metropolitan), PhD (UWE)
  • Position:Lecturer in Biomedical Science
  • Department:School of Applied Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 84919
  • Email:James5.Robson@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I completed my PhD at UWE in 2021 with a thesis entitled 'Investigating the disease-promoting abilities of gut bacteria in colorectal tumour cells'. I then worked at the University of Bath on a project investigating the role of epigenetics, specifically 5hmC in colorectal cancer metastasis. I gained industry experience at a biotech start-up company using molecular diagnostic methods to detect microorganisms in pharmaceutical and clinical samples. In 2023, I returned to UWE and now hold a position as a Lecturer in Microbiology.

Area of expertise

My research focusses on the interactions between microorganisms and the colonic epithelium, with a specific focus on colorectal cancer. I am interested in how bacteria, and their metabolites or virulence factors, are able to influence the progression from healthy epithelium, to benign adenoma and eventually malignant carcinoma. 


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