Professor Steve Winder

Steve WinderProfessor of Molecular Cell Biology
Director of Postgraduate Teaching
Department of Biomedical Science
The University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TN
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 2332
Room: B2 06 Florey building

Career history

  • Present: Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Department, University of Sheffield, Sheffield UK
  • 2003-2005: Reader, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield UK
  • 1999-2003 : Lecturer (99-01) Reader (02-03), University of Glasgow
  • 1995-1999 : Wellcome Trust Fellow, University of Edinburgh,
  • 1992-1995 : Staff Scientist, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge - Advisor, Jake Kendrick-Jones
  • 1988-1992: Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry, University of Calgary, Advisor - Mike Walsh.
  • 1994-1998 : PhD, University of Reading, Supervisor - Isabel Forsyth

Research interests

The main research focus of my group is centered around understanding the normal functions of the cell adhesion and signalling adaptor protein dystroglycan and in diseases such as muscular dystrophy and cancer. In particular we are investigating the regulation of the actin cytoskeleton, adhesion mediated signalling and cell motility and invasion using molecular cell biology and transgenic approaches.

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Activities and distinctions

  • Member of Editorial Boards of: International Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Advanced Studies in Biology, Landes Bioscience, also member of Biochemical Journal Editorial Advisory Panel, and Board of Protein Modules Consortium.
  • Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research grant review committee member. Regular grant reviewer for BBSRC, Welcome Trust, Telethon Italia and Asociation Française Contre les Myopathies.
  • Invited talks at FASEB Summer Research Conference Snowmass USA; EMBO Workshop on 'Coiled coils collagen and co-proteins' Alpbach, Austria; ESF Conference on ‘Functional Protein Modules’ Seefeld, Austria; British Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, York, England.
  • Invited peer reviewed reviews in Trends in Cell Bioloy, Current Opinion in Cell Biology and Trends in Biochemical Science. Editor and author of Molecular Mechanisms of Muscular Dystrophies, Landes Bioscience.


Recent publications

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