Stuart J.  Lucas

SU Nanotechnology Research and Application Center


    Ph.D, Molecular & Cellular Immunology
    University College, London, UK, grad. 2003

    M.Biochem (First Class Honours), Biochemistry
    Oxford University, UK, grad. 1999

Work Experience

    Imperial College, London, UK
    Post-Doctoral Researcher, 2004-2007
    Using genomic data to identify potential immunoregulatory genes in Vaccinia virus, producing virus strains with mutations in these genes, and analysing their effects in vitro and in vivo

    National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK
    Ph.D Graduate Researcher, 1999-2003
    Studying regulation of gene expression and function of multigene families in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

    Department of Pharmacology, Oxford University, UK
    Masters Student, 1998-1999
    Characterising drug resistance enzymes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Areas of Interest

  • Genetics and genomics of wheat and model plant species in response to abiotic and biotic stresses.
  • – Function of drought-responsive transcription factors and micro-RNAs in the wild ancestor of cultivated wheat, Triticum dicoccoides
  • – Genomic characterisation of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon
  • – Study of the role of micro-RNAs in the response to invading pathogens in Brachypodium distachyon
  • – Physical mapping of chromosome 1AL of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum)


  • Society for General Microbiology, UK


  • Research Felloswship Programme for Foreign Citizens – TÜBİTAK  2009
  • Wellcome Trust Programme Grant – Wellcome Trust  2004
  • Bridging Appointment – National Institute for Medical Resesarch  2003
  • Ph.D Fellowship – Medical Research Council, UK  1999