Professor Stephen Busby FRS

Steve Busby is Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham. His research concerns bacteria and how they orchestrate the expression of their genes in order to exploit their environment.

He has made big contributions to our understanding of the process of gene transcription in bacteria and how it is regulated. In particular, his recent work has focused on pathogenic bacteria and the genes they possess that are responsible for infection.

Professional position

  • Professor of Biochemistry, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham

Subject groups

  • Biochemistry and molecular cell biology

    Biochemistry and molecular biology, Molecular microbiology