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.
Dr Tracey Timms-Wilson
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB, U.K.