Welcome to the Nott Lab
We are an interdisciplinary group in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. Our research is aimed at understanding sub-cellular organisation, and in particular how and why cells perform certain biochemical reactions inside membraneless organelles. Check out our published work here.
30/10/20 - Our latest work on how a balance of attractive and repulsive interactions determine biomolecular condensate formation and properties is now available on bioRvix. Check it out here.
04/09/20 - One postdoc position is currently available - details here. The closing date for applications is 1 October. Contact Tim for more details.
11/11/19 – Welcome to new postdoc Purnima Kompella! Looking forward to working with you.
01/11/19 – Nott lab is super proud of Leon Babl for successfully defending his Master's Thesis. Congratulations, Leon! We wish you all the best for your PhD in the Schwille lab at the MPI in Munich. Thank you to examiners Jason Schnell and Peter St George-Hyslop.
03/10/19 – Tim and Jack back from the Modelling phase separation in health and disease: from nano- to meso-scale CECAM workshop in Toulouse. The workshop was held in the stunning Museum of Natural History in Toulouse. Special thanks to Nicolas Destainville and Matthieu Chavent for organising a great programme, venue, food and entertainment!
23/09/19 – Welcome to Part II student Noah Turner! Great to have you in the lab for the final year of your undergraduate biochemistry degree.
19/09/19 – Tim back from the Cell and Developmental Biology-themed Wellcome Trust researcher meeting at the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton. Interesting and diverse meeting.
13/09/19 – Tim back from giving a seminar at the Biomedical Centre in Uppsala, Sweden. Thank you very much to Erik Marklund, Ylva Ivarsson and their lab members for a fantastic visit!
19/08/19 – Two postdoc positions are currently available: one in cell biology and one in single-molecule microscopy. Click the links for job advert details or contact Tim directly.
23/07/19 – Biochemistry Department summer party in University Parks! Thank you especially to Inga Gorna and the Culture Committee members for organising a great afternoon.
22/07/19 – Second Nott/Shammas lab symposium followed by a picnic in University Parks. Thank you to all the speakers and group members.
21/07/19 – Lab excursion to Abingdon! Lovely afternoon spent in the sunshine in Abbey Meadows.
24/06/19 – Welcome to second-year biochemistry undergraduate Shannon Edwards. Shannon joins the lab for a 6-week studentship.
20/06/19 – Michael, Jack and Tim guided students through the extraction of DNA from strawberries as part of a very successful Science Evening at SS Philip and James Primary School. Thank you to Miss Freedman and the Year 5 and 6 Science Team.
22/05/19 – Tim back from giving a seminar at the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology in Edinburgh. Thank you to Juri Rappsilber, Georg Kustatscher, Philipp Voigt, Atlanta Cook and David Tollervey for a great visit.
24/04/19 – Michael awarded a Departmental Excellence Prize for his outstanding contributions to both our lab and the wider department. Congratulations!
06/03/19 – Tim back from giving a platform presentation at the Sir Henry Dale Fellow's meeting at the Wellcome Trust. Especially great to see Greg Findlay and Elton Zeqiraj.
18/02/19 – Jack back from the EMBO Practical Course: Methods for studying phase separation in biology in Dresden, Germany. Thank you to course organisers Tony Hyman, Dora Tang and Simon Alberti.
09/01/19 – Tim back from giving a seminar at the Protein and Gene club at Queen Mary University of London. Thank you to Conrad Mullineaux for the invitation and interesting discussion.
20/12/18 – Tim back from the Phase Separated Assemblies in Cell Biology meeting at the Banbury Center (CSHL). Thank you to Geraldine Seydoux, Arup K. Chakraborty and Richard Young for the invitation to participate in a great meeting.
12/12/18 – First Nott / Shammas labs joint symposium afternoon. Thanks to all for preparing talks and sharing your exciting research.
01/12/18 – Tim and Michael’s feature on membraneless compartmentalisation out in The Scientist. Thanks to Senior Editor Jef Akst for the invitation to contribute.
01/10/18 – Michael joins New College as a Junior Research Fellow.
01/10/18 – MRes student Leon Babl joins the lab. Welcome, Leon!
26/09/18 – Michael presented with an Outstanding Thesis Award for his PhD work in Professor Jane Clarke’s group in Cambridge. Great work, Michael!
17/09/18 – Tim back from the Wellcome Trust meeting on Molecular Mechanisms in Health and Disease. Talks were live-sketched by the incredibly talented Alex Cagan (@ATJCagan) - click here for Alex's sketch of Tim's talk .
03/09/18 – Tim back from speaking at ISP2018 in Wageningen. Thank you to Evan Spruijt and the other organisers for an excellent week in the Netherlands.
27/08/18 - Tim gave a talk at Radboud University in Nijmegen. Special thanks to Evan Spruijt for the invitation.
10/07/18 – Welcome to Jack Holland, who joins the lab as a Synthetic Biology CDT rotation student.
15/06/18 – Tim back from giving a talk at the 8th Annual MPI-CBG Postdoc Symposium. Thanks to Adam Klosin, Keisuke Ishihara and the other organisers for a fantastic symposium, and Adam Klosin and Anatol Fritsch for a tour of the impressive MPI-CBG in Dresden.
18/05/18 – Tim and Michael back from the Cellular Mechanisms Driven by Liquid Phase Separation conference at the EMBL in Heidelberg. Short talk for Tim. Research talks from Lucas Pelkmans, Amy Gladfelter, Geraldine Seydoux and Tony Hyman were particular highlights of a great meeting.
Feature article out in The Scientist.
Live-sketch of Tim's Wellcome Trust talk by @ATJCagan