Career History

  • Lecturer, University of East Anglia (2011-present) 
  • RCUK research Fellow, University of East Anglia (2006-2011)
  • Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia (2003-2006)
  • Research Fellow, University of Michigan (2001-2003)
  • Ph.D. John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia (1998-2001)
  • M.Sc. Biomolecular Technology, University of Leicester (1997)
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry, University College London, University of London (1992-1995)


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Edwards, M., White, G., Norman, M., Tome-Fernandez, A., Ainsworth, E., Shi, L., Fredrickson, J., Zachara, J., Butt, J., Richardson, D., Clarke, T.

(2015)

Redox Linked Flavin Sites in Extracellular Decaheme Proteins Involved in Microbe-Mineral Electron Transfer

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Clarke, T., Edwards, M., Gates, A., Hall, A., White, G., Bradley, J., Reardon, C., Shi, L., Beliaev, A., Marshall, M., Wang, Z., Watmough, N., Fredrickson, J., Zachara, J., Butt, J., Richardson, D.

(2011)

Structure of a bacterial cell surface decaheme electron conduit

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Davies, J. A., Clarke, T. A., Butt, J. N.

(2017)

Making Connections: An Amphiphilic Ferrocene Stimulates Bacterial Electricity Production

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White, G., Edwards, M., Gomez Perez, L., Richardson, D., Butt, J., Clarke, T.

(2016)

Mechanisms of Bacterial Extracellular Electron Exchange.

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Norman, M., White, G., Edwards, M., Clarke, T.

(2016)

Flavocytochrome at the microbe-mineral interface of Shewanella oneidensis under mineral respiring conditions

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Davies, J., Clarke, T., Butt, J., Richardson, D.

(2016)

Carbon fixation via the formate dehydrogenases of Shewanella

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Ainsworth, E. V., Lockwood, C. W. J., White, G. F., Hwang, E. T., Sakai, T., Gross, M. A., Richardson, D. J., Clarke, T. A., Jeuken, L. J. C., Reisner, E., Butt, J. N.

(2016)

Photoreduction of Shewanella oneidensis Extracellular Cytochromes by Organic Chromophores and Dye-Sensitized TiO2

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Field, S., Ryden, P., Wilson, D. C., James, S. A., Roberts, I., Richardson, D., Waldron, K., Clarke, T.

(2015)

Identification of furfural resistant strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces paradoxus from a collection of environmental and industrial isolates

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Lockwood, C., Burlat, B., Cheesman, M., Kern, M., Simon, J., Clarke, T., Richardson, D., Butt, J.

(2015)

Resolution of Key Roles for the Distal Pocket Histidine in Cytochrome c Nitrite Reductases

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Beckwith, C., Edwards, M., Lawes, M., Shi, L., Butt, J., Richardson, D., Clarke, T.

(2015)

Characterisation of MtoD from Sideroxydans lithotrophicus: a cytochrome c electron shuttle used in lithoautotrophic growth

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Wang, Z., Shi, Z., Shi, L., White, G., Richardson, D., Clarke, T., Fredrickson, J., Zachara, J.

(2015)

Effects of soluble flavin on heterogeneous electron transfer between surface exposed bacterial cytochromes and iron oxides

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Edwards, M., White, G., Norman, M., Tome-Fernandez, A., Ainsworth, E., Shi, L., Fredrickson, J., Zachara, J., Butt, J., Richardson, D., Clarke, T.

(2015)

Redox Linked Flavin Sites in Extracellular Decaheme Proteins Involved in Microbe-Mineral Electron Transfer

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Edwards, M. J., Baiden, N., Johs, A., Tomanicek, S. J., Liang, L., Shi, L., Fredrickson, J. K., Zachara, J. M., Gates, A. J., Butt, J. N., Richardson, D. J., Clarke, T. A.

(2014)

The X-ray crystal structure of Shewanella oneidensis OmcA reveals new insight at the microbe-mineral interface

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Liu, Y., Wang, Z., Liu, J., Levar, C., Edwards, M., Babauta, J., Kennedy, D., Shi, Z., Bayenal, H., Bond, D. R., Clarke, T., Butt, J., Richardson, D., Rosso, K., Zachara, J., Fredrickson, J., Shi, L.

(2014)

A trans-outer membrane porin-cytochrome protein complex for extracellular electron transfer by Geobacter sulfurreducens PCA

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White, G., Shi, Z., Shi, L., Wang, Z., Dohnalkova, A. C., Marshall, M. J., Fredrickson, J. K., Zachara, J. M., Butt, J., Richardson, D., Clarke, T., cytochrome, mineral respiration

(2013)

Rapid electron exchange between surface-exposed bacterial cytochromes and Fe(III) minerals.

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Richardson, D., Butt, J., Clarke, T.

(2013)

Controlling electron transfer at the microbe-mineral interface

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Doyle, R. A., Richardson, D. J., Clarke, T. A., Butt, J. N.

(2013)

Freely diffusing versus adsorbed protein: Which better mimics the cellular state of a redox protein?

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Appia‑Ayme, C., Hall, A., Patrick, E., Rajadurai, S., Clarke, T., Rowley, G.

(2012)

ZraP is a periplasmic molecular chaperone and a repressor of the zinc-responsive two-component regulator ZraSR

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Breuer, M., Zarzycki, P., Shi, L., Clarke, T., Edwards, M., Butt, J., Richardson, D., Fredrickson, J., Zachara, J., Blumberger, J., Rosso, K.

(2012)

Molecular structure and free energy landscape for electron transport in the decahaem cytochrome MtrF

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Edwards, M., Hall, A., Shi, L., Fredrickson, J., Zachara, J., Butt, J., Richardson, D., Clarke, T.

(2012)

The Crystal Structure of the Extracellular 11-heme Cytochrome UndA Reveals a Conserved 10-heme Motif and Defined Binding Site for Soluble Iron Chelates

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Felgate, H., Giannopoulos, G., Sullivan, M., Gates, A., Clarke, T., Baggs, E., Rowley, G., Richardson, D.

(2012)

The impact of copper, nitrate and carbon status on the emission of nitrous oxide by two species of bacteria with biochemically distinct denitrification pathways

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Richardson, D., Butt, J., Fredrickson, J., Zachara, J., Shi, L., Edwards, M., White, G., Baiden, N., Gates, A., Marritt, S., Clarke, T.

(2012)

The ‘porin-cytochrome’ model for microbe-to-mineral electron transfer

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Key Research Interests

My interests lie in the characterisation of enzymes that contain metal cofactors, principally enzymes involved in bacterial respiration. These include soluble cytoplasmic and periplasmic proteins, integral membrane proteins as well as extracellular membrane associated proteins that interact with the environment. In collaboration with colleagues in the Centre for Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, my research combines a broad range of biological, biochemical and biophysical techniques to explore protein-protein interactions, electron transfer between cofactors and the mechanism of enzyme catalysis.

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Current Research Projects 

  • Electron transport in mineral respiring Shewanella
  • Interactions between outer membrane cytochromes and mineral surfaces
  • Reverse electron transfer (bioelectrosynthesis)
  • Biochemistry of periplasmic chaperones in Salmonella.

 

Life in our Research Group

The actions of bacteria have a profound effect on the global environment, from the cycling of greenhouse gases to the availability of minerals and nutrients in the soil. We are interested in how these processes work on a molecular level through the action of enzymes expressed by the bacteria. In order to study these enzymes we employ a broad variety of techniques across the breadth of the science faculty; from spectroscopic methods such as electron paramagnetic resonance in the Biophysical suite in Chemistry to the culturing of micro-organisms in the Wolfson Fermentation Suite in Biology. Our group is based in a well furnished laboratory on floor 2 of BIO, where we share laboratory space and equipment with Prof. Richardson, Dr. Bowater, Dr. Hemmings and Dr. Watmough.


PhD Positions

Click here for current PhD opportunities in Biological Sciences. But feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.

Postdocs & Fellows

I am always happy to discuss possibilities for postdoctoral work and collaborations. Possible funding routes include applying for fellowships, e.g. EU Marie Curie fellowships, with me acting as sponsor, or grant applications with you as a named postdoc.

Teaching Interests

  • Microbial biotechnology (BIO-6004A) (Module organiser)
  • Molecular Enzymology in Biology and Medicine (BIO-6001A)
  • Biochemistry (BIO-5002A)
  • Microbiology (BIO-5015B)
  • Physical and Analytical Methods in the Biolmolecular Sciences (BIO-4007Y)
  • Skills for Biologists (BIO-4008Y)

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Member of the Biochemical society
  • Member of the Society for General Microbiology.
  • Invited speaker at ‘Enzymology and Ecology of the Nitrogen Cycle’ (Birmingham 2010)
  • Invited speaker for Royal Society ‘Organohalide respiration’ conference (Kavli centre, 2011)
  • Invited speaker at Goldschmidt biogeochemical conference (Prague, 2011)

Administrative Posts

  • Deputy Director of ‘Biotechnology for a sustainable future’ MSc course
  • Module Organiser of BIO-M101: Microbial and Enzyme technology
  • Natural Sciences Admissions Director.