Dr Emily Noël


British Heart Foundation Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellow
Department of Biomedical Science
University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TN
United Kingdom

Room C21 Firth Court
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 2311
Email: e.s.noel@sheffield.ac.uk

Patterning & Morphogenesis Bateson Centre

Developmental Biology


Brief career history

  • 2017-Present: British Heart Foundation Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellow, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2015-2017: Independent Research Fellow, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2009-2015: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Bakkers Lab, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, NL
  • 2005-2009: PhD Student, Ober Lab, National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK
  • 2001-2004: BSc Biochemistry, University of Warwick

Research interests

Congenital heart diseases affect around 1% of live births, and are structural defects that arise from improper morphogenesis of the heart during embryonic development. 

We are interested in how tissue rearrangements in the heart during embryogenesis drive normal cardiac development, and in identifying which genetic and cellular mechanisms ensure this process occurs properly.


  • British Heart Foundation
  • Academy of Medical Sciences/Wellcome Trust
  • Rosetrees Trust


Undergraduate and postgraduate taught modules


  • BMS110 Research Topics in Biomedicine
  • BMS356 Biomedical Technology & Drug Discovery
  • Level 3 Practical and Dissertation Module

PhD studentship opportunities

We advertise PhD opportunities (Funded or Self-Funded) on FindAPhD.com

For further information and details of other projects on offer, please see the department PhD Opportunities page:

PhD Opportunities

Full publications

Selected publications

Journal articles