Prof Mike Young

Prof Mike Young

Emeritus Professor

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Our laboratory studies post-exponential phase gene expression in several Gram-positive bacteria, including Bacillus and Clostridium. Recent work on dormancy in Micrococcus luteus led to the discovery of the Rpf family of bacterial growth factors found throughout the actinobacteria (e.g. mycobacteria, streptomycetes). We are currently exploring the mechanism of actions of these secreted bacterial growth factors and their potential applications for TB protection and therapy.


A Tool for Multiple Targeted Genome Deletions that Is Precise, Scar-Free, and Suitable for Automation.Aubrey, W., Riley, M., Young, M., King, R. D., Oliver, S. G. & Clare, A. 2015 In : PLoS One.10, 12, 0142494
Surviving the heat: Heterogeneity of response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae provides insight into thermal damage to the membraneGuyot, S., Gervais, P., Young, M., Winckler, P., Dumont, J. & Davey, H. 2015 In : Environmental Microbiology.17, 8, p. 2982-2992
Cyclic Amp-Dependent Resuscitation of Dormant Mycobacteria by Exogenous Free Fatty AcidsShleeva, M., Goncharenko, A., Kudykina, Y., Young, D., Young, M., Kaprelyants, A. & Tailleux, L. (ed.) 2013 In : PLoS One.8, 12, e82914
PD5: a general purpose library for primer design softwareRiley, M. C., Aubrey, W., Young, M. & Clare, A. 2013 In : PLoS One.8, 11, p. n/a e80156
Zero Forcing, Linear and Quantum Controllability for Systems Evolving on NetworksBurgarth, D., D'Alessandro, D., Hogben, L., Severini, S. & Young, M. 2013 In : IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.58, 9, p. 2349-23546 p.
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