Transcription factories in a Hela cell [from Cook PR (1999) Science 284, 1790]

Nuclear Structure and Function Research Group


Welcome to the Cook group (contacts).
Peter Cook has retired, but is still engaged in research as an 'Honorary Researcher' and 'Emeritus Professor' in two main areas:

A model for genome organization and gene regulation

1. Genome organization and gene regulation: This 5-min YouTube movie shows how we think RNA polymerases work, how genes are regulated, and how genomes are organized.

Fluid walls can confine different volumes

2. Microfluidics with fluid walls: Latterly, we have been developing simple ways of doing microfluidics. We hope these will transform the way small volumes are handled in the biosciences (review).

iotaSciences Ltd – a company spun-out from The University of Oxford – is commercializing this technology.

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