Sander Granneman

MRC Senior Non-Clinical Research Fellow in RNA Biochemistry and Group Leader


1998 - 2003    PhD, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2003 - 2006    Post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven

2006 - 2011    Post-doctoral fellow at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh, UK

2011 - 2017    Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow and PI at the Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology (SynthSys), IQB3 UK

2018 -  Present    MRC non-clinical Senior Research Fellow and PI at the Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology (SynthSys), IQB3 UK 

Undergraduate teaching

2018 – present:          Lecturer on Gene Expression & Microbial Regulation:

  • Two lectures on sRNAs and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression.
  • Marking of exams.

     2017 – present:      Lecturer on Structure and Function of Proteins.

  • Two lectures on characterization of Macromolecules.
  • Web-based tutorial on protein purification.
  • Marking of exams and paper assignments.

     2015 – present:      Lecturer on Biochemistry B, MSc course.

  • Ribosome synthesis
  • Mechanism of translation.
  • Tutorials.
  • Marking of exams.
  • Marking of project reports.

     2015 + 2017:          Tutor on Biochemistry honours course.

  • 10 hours in Semester 1 and 2.

     2013 – present:      Lecturer on Tools for Synthetic Biology, MSc course.

  • Next Generation Sequencing.
  • Riboswitches.
  • Tutorials.

     2013 – present:      Lecturer on Gene Expression course.

        • Translation in prokaryotes.
        • Regulation of mRNA decay in eukaryotes.
        • Marking of exams.

     2012 –present:      Lecturer on The RNA world course.

        • Riboswitches.
        • Marking of reports and presentations.

     2011 – present:      Marking of ICB honour dissertations.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Ongoing PhD research supervision:

- Secondary Supervisor Holly Kay (Royal Society; 2018 - present).

- Secondary Supervisor Pujitha Raja (Darwin Trust; 2018 – present).

- Secondary Supervisor Agata Wawszczyk (BBSRC; 2017 -  present)

- Primary Supervisor for Stuart McKellar (Wellcome Trust; 2016 – present).

Past PhD students supervised

Postgraduate research supervision, completed:

 - Primary PhD supervisor for Ira Iosub (Wellcome Trust; 2014-2018).

- Primary PhD supervisor for Elena Burlacu (Wellcome Trust; 2012-2016).

- Secondary PhD supervisor for Alina Selega (Informatics; 2014-2017).

- Project Supervision: five Biochemistry Honour students, six Erasmus students, two Masters student and one Bioinformatics student.

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