Faculty of Biological Sciences

Staff Information




Protein Production Facility Manager

Dr Brian R Jackson
Astbury 9.108f
0113 34 37369

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Biography I trained as a Molecular Microbiologist, gaining my PhD in 2008 from the University of East Anglia. I have extensive experience in recombinant DNA and recombinant protein technologies, including the expression of archaeal, bacterial, mammalian and viral proteins. As the Facility Manager, I am the first point of contact for new users of the facility. For more information please see my full staff webpage.


Protein Production Technician

  Miss Laura Wilkinson
  Astbury 9.108f

  0113 34 37382





Biography: I graduated with a BSc and MBiol in Zoology from Leeds in 2015. As facility technician, I liaise with users of the facility to provide assistance and training, and perform appropriate techniques and protocols e.g. SDS-PAGE, western blotting, cloning, cell culture, vector design and protein purification. I assist with the day-to-day running of the facility, maintenance of lab equipment and upkeep of biological stocks. For more information please see my full staff webpage.


Protein Production and Fermenter Technician

 Mr David Sharples

 Astbury 6.110


 0113 34 33129





Biography: I came to FBS in 2008 as “apprentice” to Dr Peter Roach who ran the fermenter facility. I took over a few years later when Peter left for pastures new. Prior to FBS I worked in the School of Medicine, Academic Unit of Orthopaedic Surgery, for 25 years, based initially in the Clinical Sciences Building at St James’s Hospital and then at the LGI. For more information please see my full staff webpage.



The Leeds PPF is located on level 9 of the Astbury building (building number 92 on the below map) in lab 9.103, immediately out of the main stairwell. An interactive Leeds University campus map can be found here. For external users, please report to the main Faculty reception on level 7 of the Miall buidling (building number 93 on the below map) and ask them to contact a member of the PPF and we will come to meet you.



For general enquiries please use the contact form below. For booking the equipment and submitting project requests please go to the Using the Facility webpage.