Dr Elizabeth Welbourn

Senior Technician
School of Life Sciences
Dr Elizabeth Welbourn
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    +44 (0) 1206 873015

  • Location

    3SW.6.19, Colchester Campus



2013 present - Laboratory technician in the metalloprotein research group of Prof Chris Cooper and Dr Brandon Reeder. Work in the lab centres on globin research, currently developing a haemoglobin-based oxygen carrier. Other proteins used include Hells Gate haemoglobin, cytoglobin and neuroglobin. 2007 - 2013 PhD in Biochemistry at University of Essex on the role of haemoglobin binding to cell membranes in cell damage in the body and blood storage. 1983 2005 chemistry teacher in secondary schools, including the role of Head of Department. Publications The mechanism of formation, structure and physiological relevance of covalent haemoglobin attachment to the erythrocyte membrane. Free Radical Biology and Medicine (2017)103, 95-106 EM Welbourn, MT Wilson, A Yusof, MV Metodiev, CE Cooper


  • 2015 Accepted as Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2015)

  • PhD in Biochemistry University of Essex (2013)

  • BA Natural Sciences University of Cambridge (1982)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

The effects of oxidative stress on haemoglobin and red cell membranes.

+44 (0) 1206 873015


3SW.6.19, Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Mon 8am - 4.15pm;Tue 8am - 4pm;Wed 8am - 4.15pm