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Dr Julie Aspden

Faculty of Biological Sciences
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Dr Julie Aspden (Steering Committee for Leeds Omics). Julie is an RNA biologist and particularly interested in mRNA translation and long non-coding RNAs. Her group use a combination of Drosophila melanogaster and mammalian tissue culture to understand the regulation of translation and the function of lncRNAs. They employ a combination of Ribo-Seq, RNA-Seq, proteomics (TMT), RNA-IP-Seq and comparative genomics to understand RNA-protein complexes (e.g. ribosomes). Julie organised the Biochemical Society ‘Ribosome Profiling’ workshop in 2016.