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Name:                        Dr. Nerina Harborne

Position:                     Visiting Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry

Qualifications:           BSc Cell and Molecular Biology

                                    PhD Biophysics (University of London)

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Research group or field you are active:   Molecular Biology

Role :  Teaching Molecular Biology at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level

Research interests (use full sentence case for each item in the bulleted list

  • DNA/Histone interactions
  • Control of Gene Expression by DNA binding proteins

Unique responsibilities in the Department (if applicable)

                        Not applicable as a visiting lecturer

Any notable achievements

                        Not applicable as a visiting lecturer

Role related posts held

                        Not applicable as a visiting lecturer


Provide a link to projects, publications

  1. Cattini, P.A., Harborne, N. and Allan, J., 1988. The linker histone stoichiometry of chicken erythrocyte chromatin in situ. Microscopy37(1), pp.31-37.

  1. Harris, M.R., Harborne, N., Smith, B.J. and Allan, J., 1982. The distribution of the histone H1° in different brain cell types. Biochemical and biophysical research communications109(1), pp.78-82.

  1. Harborne, N. and Allan, J., 1986. The resolution of five linker histone subtypes from chicken erythrocytes. FEBS letters194(2), pp.265-272.
  2. Harborne, N. and Allan, J., 1983. Modulation of the relative trypsin sensitivities of the core histone ‘tails’. FEBS letters155(1), pp.88-92.
  3. Hannon, R., Bateman, E., Allan, J., Harborne, N. and Gould, H., 1984. Control of RNA polymerase binding to chromatin by variations in linker histone composition. Journal of molecular biology180(1), pp.131-149.
  4. Allan, J., Rau, D.C., Harborne, N. and Gould, H., 1984. Higher order structure in a short repeat length chromatin. The Journal of cell biology98(4), pp.1320-1327.
  5. Harborne, N.R., Griffiths, L., Busby, S.J. and Cole, J.A., 1992. Transcriptional control, translation and function of the products of the five open reading frames of the Escherichia coli nir operon. Molecular microbiology6(19), pp.2805-2813.
  6. Allan, J., Cowling, G.J., Harborne, N., Cattini, P., Craigie, R. and Gould, H., 1981. Regulation of the higher-order structure of chromatin by histones H1 and H5. The Journal of cell biology90(2), pp.279-288.
  7. PEAKMAN, T., CROUZET, J., MAYAUX, J.F., BUSBY, S., MOHAN, S., HARBORNE, N., WOOTTON, J., NICOLSON, R. and COLE, J., 1990. Nucleotide sequence, organisation and structural analysis of the products of genes in the nirB–cysG region of the Escherichia coli K‐12 chromosome. European journal of biochemistry191(2), pp.315-323.
  8. Allan, J., Harborne, N., Rau, D.C. and Gould, H., 1982. Participation of core histone" tails" in the stabilization of the chromatin solenoid. The Journal of cell biology93(2), pp.285-297.
  9. Allan, J., Mitchell, T., Harborne, N., Bohm, L. and Crane-Robinson, C., 1986. Roles of H1 domains in determining higher order chromatin structure and H1 location. Journal of molecular biology187(4), pp.591-601.


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