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Dr Peter Watson  -  PhD

I attained my first degree in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham, and gained my PhD under the supervision of Professor John Davey at the University of Warwick, studying the pheromone communication pathway of fission yeast. Staying at the University of Warwick, in 2000 I started studying toxin trafficking within the labs of Professors Mike Lord and Lynne Roberts, and during this time I was lucky enough to be trained in light microscopy by Dr. Jez Simpson and Dr. Rainer Pepperkok at EMBL in Heidelberg.

Towards the end of 2003 I moved to the lab of Dr. David Stephens at the University of Bristol, where I used both light and electron microscopy to look at how proteins exit the ER and are moved throughout the cell in membranous transport carriers.

In February 2007 I moved to the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University to take up an RCUK Fellowship in Translational Research in Experimental Medicine.