abDr Adam Brown 

Lecturer in DNA Engineering
Foundation year tutor


Room G54


+44 (0)114 222 7608


I obtained a first class honours degree in Molecular Biology and Virology from the University of Warwick in 2008, and a PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2014. Following my PhD, I worked in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Sheffield, first as a Postdoctoral Research Associate (2014 – 2017), and then as a Research Fellow (2017).

In 2018 I was appointed as Lecturer in DNA Engineering. My research group focusses on designing synthetic genetic constructs to control and analyse cellular processes, applying the ‘measure-model-manipulate-manufacture’ engineering design cycle to create DNA components with industry-required functionalities.


Research interests:

  • Designing synthetic genetic constructs
  • Controlling and analysing mammalian gene/protein expression
  • Engineering cell factories
  • Biomanufacturing of therapeutic proteins and gene/cell therapies
  • Mammalian synthetic biology

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students and PDRAs. If you are interested in projects in any of the above research areas, contact me for further information (adam.brown@sheffield.ac.uk).


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