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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Kelly Sanders

Dr Kelly Sanders

Research Technician (LSI)


 Living Systems Institute S.02.07


Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD


Dr Kelly Sanders completed her degree in Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2004 from the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE). She stayed at UWE and completed a Ph.D in Biochemistry investigating the molecular mechanisms of insulin secretion (2008), before doing post-doctoral research in the laboratories of Professor Steve Halford (Bristol), Professor Daan van Aalten (Dundee) and Professor Mark Dillingham (Bristol). 

Since 2018 Kelly has been a Research Technician in the Living Systems institute here at Exeter University for Dr Gold and Dr Daum (Jan 2018 - Dec 2022) and Prof. Scholpp (Dec 2022 - ).


Ph.D Biochemistry

B.Sc (Hons) Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (UWE) 

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Journal articles

Conners R, McLaren M, Łapińska U, Sanders K, Stone MRL, Blaskovich MAT, Pagliara S, Daum B, Rakonjac J, Gold VAM, et al (2021). CryoEM structure of the outer membrane secretin channel pIV from the f1 filamentous bacteriophage. Abstract.
Neuhaus A, Selvaraj M, Salzer R, Langer JD, Kruse K, Kirchner L, Sanders K, Daum B, Averhoff B, Gold VAM, et al (2020). Cryo-electron microscopy reveals two distinct type IV pili assembled by the same bacterium. Nature Communications, 11(1). Abstract.
Gambelli L, Meyer BH, McLaren M, Sanders K, Quax TEF, Gold VAM, Albers S-V, Daum B (2019). Architecture and modular assembly of. <i>Sulfolobus</i>. S-layers revealed by electron cryotomography. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(50), 25278-25286. Abstract.
Sanders K, Lin C-L, Smith AJ, Cronin N, Fisher G, Eftychidis V, McGlynn P, Savery NJ, Wigley DB, Dillingham MS, et al (2017). The structure and function of an RNA polymerase interaction domain in the PcrA/UvrD helicase. Nucleic Acids Research, 45(7), 3875-3887.
Speakman CM, Domke TCE, Wongpaiboonwattana W, Sanders K, Mudaliar M, van Aalten DMF, Barton GJ, Stavridis MP (2014). Elevated O-GlcNAc levels activate epigenetically repressed genes and delay mouse ESC differentiation without affecting naïve to primed cell transition. Stem Cells, 32(10), 2605-2615. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kemp K, Morse R, Sanders K, Hows J, Donaldson C (2011). Alkylating chemotherapeutic agents cyclophosphamide and melphalan cause functional injury to human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Ann Hematol, 90(7), 777-789. Abstract.  Author URL.
Halford SE, Catto LE, Pernstich C, Rusling DA, Sanders KL (2011). The reaction mechanism of FokI excludes the possibility of targeting zinc finger nucleases to unique DNA sites. Biochem Soc Trans, 39(2), 584-588. Abstract.  Author URL.
Diraison F, Hayward K, Sanders KL, Brozzi F, Lajus S, Hancock J, Francis JE, Ainscow E, Bommer UA, Molnar E, et al (2011). Translationally controlled tumour protein (TCTP) is a novel glucose-regulated protein that is important for survival of pancreatic beta cells. Diabetologia, 54(2), 368-379. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jeremy KP, Plummer ZE, Head DJ, Madgett TE, Sanders KL, Wallington A, Storry JR, Gilsanz F, Delaunay J, Avent ND, et al (2009). 4.1R-deficient human red blood cells have altered phosphatidylserine exposure pathways and are deficient in CD44 and CD47 glycoproteins. Haematologica, 94(10), 1354-1361. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sanders KL, Catto LE, Bellamy SRW, Halford SE (2009). Targeting individual subunits of the FokI restriction endonuclease to specific DNA strands. Nucleic Acids Res, 37(7), 2105-2115. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bower JF, Sanders KL, Ross TM (2005). C3d enhances immune responses using low doses of DNA expressing the HIV-1 envelope from codon-optimized gene sequences. Curr HIV Res, 3(2), 191-198. Abstract.  Author URL.

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