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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Lorna Lancaster

I obtained a BSc in Biochemistry and Immunology at the University of Strathclyde followed by a PhD at the University of York working on the activity and inhibition of the microbial ribosomal cytotoxin, colicin E3.  A collaboration during my PhD led me to the position as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Universitaet Witten/Herdecke, Germany, where I worked on the inhibition of the 70S ribosome by the ribosomal ribonuclease, colicin E3.  I then took a postion at the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist analysing novel vaccines for Health Care Associated Infections and Neonatal Infections. I started work as a lecturer at the University of Lincoln in November 2012.

Department Responsibilities

Within the department, I am responsible for teaching microbiology and immunology, running lectures, practical sessions and workshops.  I am also the Student Engagement Champion.

Subject Specialism

Specialist in alternative antibiotics and vaccines.


  • PhD in Biology — University of York, 2005
  • BSc in Biochemistry and Immunology — University of Strathclyde, 2001

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Research Interests

  • Alternative antimicrobials

  • Bacteriocins

  • Drug delivery and design

  • Protein function

Research Groups Memberships

  • Drug Design and Delivery

Research Projects

  • Effect of n-butanol on the membranes of Clostridial bacteria — awarded £5000 by CBMNet NIBB in 2015

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and infectious Diseases
  • Society for General Microbiology
  • British Biophysical Society
  • Biochemical Society