Faculty of Biological Sciences

Miss Anna Tang

BSc Hons Molecular Biology (Newcastle University, 2002)
Research Technician
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Contact:  Astbury 7.103 / 7.106 / 7.110, +44(0) 113 34 33025, email address for  

I am a senior research technician for the BioScreening Technology Group (BSTG), a facility for the development and screening of non-antibody binding proteins. The BSTG has developed libraries based on a small stable scaffold protein called Adhiron, which can be screened against a wide range of target molecules by phage display to identify specific binders. The BSTG has formed collaborative partnerships with academics, clinicians and industry to develop Adhiron technology as reagents for R&D, diagnostics, and therapeutics. We work closely with Avacta Life Sciences where Adhiron technology has been commercialised as Affimer technology.

As well as working full-time, I am also a part-time PhD student (from October 2015). My project is the study of protein-protein interaction (PPI) domains (e.g. SH3 domains) in cell signalling pathways implicated in human cancers.

Previous to my career at the University of Leeds, I have been employed as a research and development scientist in both industry, and academia, and now have more than 10 years’ experience in the fields of bioscience.

Connect with me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/anna-tang-69682376

Publications:

C. Tiede, A. A. S. Tang, S. E. Deacon, U. Mandal, J. E. Nettleship, R. L. Owen, S. E. George, D. J. Harrison, R. J. Owens, D. C. Tomlinson and M. J. McPherson, Protein engineering, design & selection : PEDS, 2014, 27, 145-155.

A. E. Rawlings, J. P. Bramble, A. A. S. Tang, L. A. Somner, A. E. Monnington, D. J. Cooke, M. J. McPherson, D. C. Tomlinson and S. S. Staniland, Chemical Science, 2015, 6, 5586-5594.

E. Koutsoumpeli, C. Tiede‡, J. Murray, A. Tang, R. S. Bon, D. C. Tomlinson, and S. Johnson, Analytical Chemistry, 2017. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b04790.

R. Sharma, S. E. Deacon, D. Nowak, S. E. George, M. P. Szymonik, A. A. Tang, D. C. Tomlinson, A. G. Davies, M. J. McPherson, C. Wälti, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2016, 80, 607-613.