Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985 – 1988
    Undergraduate:B. Sc. Biochemistry (First Class Honours),University of Birmingham

  • 1988 – 1991
    Postgraduate:Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Birmingham

  • 1988 – 1991
    Research Associate (RA1B) and PhD student, University of Birmingham with Prof J.B. Jackson

  • 1992 – 1993
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Dundee with Prof D.H. Boxer

  • 1993 – 1996
    University Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Dundee

  • 1996 – 2004
    Royal Society University Research Fellow based at John Innes Centre, Norwich

  • 2004 – 2007
    MRC Senior Non Clinical Research Fellow based at John Innes Centre, Norwich

  • 2007
    - 2018 Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK

  • Since 2018
    Professor of Microbiology, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology, Newcastle University, UK

Selected publications

  • Dow, J.M., Gabel, F., Sargent, F. and Palmer, T. (2013) 'Characterisation of a pre-export enzyme-chaperone complex on the twin-arginine transport pathway'. Biochemical Journal. 452, 57-66.

  • Rollauer, S.E., Tarry, M.J., Graham, J.E., Jääskeläinen, M., Jäger, F., Johnson, S., Krehenbrink, M., Liu, S.-M., Lukey, M.J., Marcoux, J., McDowell, M.A., Rodriguez, F., Roversi, P., Stansfeld, P.J., Robinson, C.V., Sansom, M.S.P., Palmer, T., Högbom, M., Berks, B.C. and Lea, S.M. (2012) 'Structure of the TatC core of the twin arginine protein transport system' Nature 492, 210-214.

  • Keller, R., de Keyzer, J., Driessen, A.J.M and Palmer, T. (2012) 'Co-operation between different targeting pathways during integration of a membrane protein.' Journal of Cell Biology 199, 303-315.

  • Kneuper, H., Maldonado, B., Jäger, F., Krehenbrink, M., Buchanan, G., Keller, R., Müller, M., Berks, B.C. and Palmer, T. (2012) 'Molecular dissection of TatC defines critical regions essential for protein transport and a TatB-TatC contact site.' Molecular Microbiology 85, 945-961.

  • Palmer, T. and Berks, B.C. (2012) 'The twin-arginine translocation (Tat) protein export pathway'. Nature Reviews Microbiology 10, 483-496.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

  • Fellow of the Society of Biology

  • Member of the Society for General Microbiology

  • Member of the Society for Applied Microbiology

  • Member of the American Society for Microbiology

  • Member of the Biochemical Society

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two sons


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