Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Roman Tuma

Ph.D. 1996
Reader in Structural Biology
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Contact:  Miall 10.27, +44(0) 113 34 33080, email address for  

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Research Interests

macromolecular assembly and dynamics, molecular motors, single molecule biophysics

Faculty Research and Innovation

Studentship information

Undergraduate project topics:

  • 1. Catalytic cooperativity of hexameric helicases by site-directed mutagenesis
  • 2. dsRNA virus assembly in vitro
  • 3. Molecular motors in chromatin remodelling - domain structure and interactions

Postgraduate studentship areas:

  • 1. Single molecule studies of virus assembly
  • 2. Mechano-chemical coupling in molecular motors that translocate along nucleic acids
  • 3. Assembly of bacteriochlorophylls on solid surfaces

See also:

Modules managed

BIOC2302 - Intermediate Biochemistry: Practicals

Modules taught

BIOC1301 - Introductory Integrated Biochemistry: the Molecules and Processes of Life
BIOC1303 - Introductory Biochemistry: Problem Solving and Data Handling
BIOC2301 - Intermediate Integrated Biochemistry
BIOC2302 - Intermediate Biochemistry: Practicals
BIOC2303 - Intermediate Biochemistry: Skills
BIOC3160 - Laboratory/Literature/Computing Research Project
BIOL2111/BIOC2301 - Integrated Biochemistry/Genetic Engineering
BIOL2301/03/05 - Skills for Biol Sci & Biosciences
BIOL3398 - Research Tools and Applications
BIOL3399 - Extended Research Project Preparation
BIOL5371M - Research Planning and Scientific Communication
BIOW5901X - Foundation module
BIOW5905X - Membrane proteins


Member of Undergraduate School Taught Student Education Committee (Programme Manager: Biochemistry and Joint Honours)

Centre membership: The Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology


Jack Bravo (Primary supervisor) 50% FTE
Amanda McDonnell (Primary supervisor) 50% FTE
James Scott (Co-supervisor) 20% FTE
Xiaoling Wang (Co-supervisor) 10% FTE