Dr. Tobias von der Haar
I joined the school of Biosciences in 2005. My lab studies the mechanism of mRNA translation, and how this is used as a control point for regulating gene expression. One of our main aims is to go away from the classical depiction of translation as a process that happens when one ribosome meets an mRNA, and instead to study it as a process resulting from 200,000 ribosomes acting on 30-60,000 mRNAs, as is the case in a typical baker’s yeast cell. We use wet lab experiments, data mining and computer models to study how the complex decoding system squares the opposing demands of efficiency and accuracy.
2016-present Reader in Systems Biology, University of Kent
2012-2016 Senior Lecturer in Systems Biology, University of Kent
2009-2012 Lecturer in Systems Biology, University of Kent
2005-2009 Wellcome Trust RCD Fellow, University of Kent
2004-2005 Postdoctoral worker, University of Kent
1998-2004 Postdoctoral Worker, UMIST, Manchester