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Prof Peter Kille  -  PhD


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Position:Bio-Initiatives Director

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74507
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74116
Extension:74507
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, Main Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Research Overview

Heavy metals are essential for life, however, paradoxically exploitation of land for mineral extraction and manufacturing industry results in the release of large quantities of heavy metals that can be toxic to the natural environment. My research portfolio is designed to exploit state-of-the-art genomic, proteomic and metabolomic techniques to study the mechanisms by which biological systems handle heavy metals assessing: their impact as pollutants, their involvement in disease and the basic mechanisms by which they are bound within biological systems.

Nature News: The year of the worm? Published online 16 December 2008 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2008.1309

Research Division

Organisms and Environment