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We study how organisms respond to their environment, focusing on molecular mechanisms used by fungi. We collect and analyze genome-scale datasets to understand how fungi dynamically reorganize their RNA and protein to adapt to environmental change. This includes how fungi adapt to infect human hosts.

Disambiguation: This is the (Edward) Wallace Lab studying RNA and Systems Biology in Fungi, not to be confused with the (Stephen) Wallace Lab studying Chemical and Synthetic Biology, also in Edinburgh.

We have multiple opportunities for PhD projects for October 2019 start!

Updated with a new big data and big experiments project, joint with Vicent Pelechano in Stockholm.

Details here.

Posted 19 Nov 2018 by Edward

Welcome new PhD student Sam Haynes!

Sam joins us from a degree in physics, having discovered an unusual young star for his masters’ project. Sam also completed an intensive Chinese language scholarship at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Sam will be working on quantifying multi-omics data.

Posted 01 Oct 2018 by Edward

Welcome new post-doctoral research associate Dr. Laura Tuck!

Laura joins us having recently finished her PhD, and will be working on reporter gene systems in Cryptococcus neoformans.

Posted 06 Aug 2018 by Edward

Welcome new Darwin Trust scholarship undergraduate Aliaksandr Damenikan!

Posted 18 Jun 2018 by Edward