Dr James Allen
November 4, 2014
Dr James Allen is an experienced biochemist who headed a research group in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK, from 2006–2011. His research spanned mitochondria, biophysics, enzymology, parasitology, microbiology, bioinorganic chemistry, bioenergetics, evolution, structural biology and cell biology. Dr Allen has published over 40 papers in international journals, most as a principal author, and has peer reviewed extensively. James took his first degree in Chemistry at Oxford then undertook a DPhil, also at Oxford, on the structure-function relationship of an intricate bacterial respiratory enzyme. He did postdoctoral work on cytochrome assembly in bacteria, before being awarded a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship to investigate mitochondrial biogenesis in trypanosome parasites. Dr Allen’s technical expertise includes a wide range of biochemical, biophysical and genetic approaches, including bacterial and eukaryotic genetics and molecular biology; protein chemistry; protein purification; enzymology; enzyme kinetics (rapid reaction and steady state); absorption and other spectroscopies; protein-protein interaction methods; electrochemistry and bioinformatics.