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Dr. Matt Hutchings RCUK Fellow

Summary: Dr. Matt Hutchings
RCUK Fellow
University of East Anglia (UEA)
School of Biological Sciences
- Biochemistry
A lifetime passion for Biology
Biology has always been important for Dr Matt Hutchings: "Thanks to my
excellent teachers, I became very interested in the subject back at school
in Epsom, and I've studied it ever since," he says. After many years of
academic research, he now heads his own laboratory at the University of
East Anglia (UEA).
Genetics and molecular biology became his passion at A-level as Matt and
his fellow sixth formers learned more about the pioneering experiments
that discovered the existence of DNA. "I was the first in my family to go
to university and loved it right from the start." At undergraduate level, he
became interested in the role played by bacteria in disease. He explains:
"Bacteria are vitally important to human beings. They are everywhere,
they keep us alive. Most are useful as they regulate our bodies efficiently
but others are a threat. There is so much we don't know about bacteria,
we still don't fully understand how they divide, so much research still


Source: Anderson, Jim - School of Mathematics, University of Southampton


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