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Dr Tim Hawkins, BSc (Hons); PhD; FRMS

Senior Experimental Officer - Bioimaging/Advanced Light Microscopy in the Department of Biosciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41333
Room number: 137/138

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Research Groups

Department of Biosciences

  • Durham Centre for Bioimaging Technology
  • Durham Centre for Crop Improvement Technology
  • Molecular Plant Sciences

Research Interests

  • Bioimaging
  • Cell Biology
  • Cytoskeletion

Teaching Areas

  • Bioimaging Course

    (31 hours/year.)
  • Cell Structure & Function

    (9 hours/year.)
  • Molecular Biology

    (8 hours/year.)


Journal Article

  • Nelson, CJ, Duckney, P, Hawkins, TJ, Deeks, MJ, Laissue PP, Hussey, PJ & Obara, B (2014). Blobs and curves: object-based colocalisation for plant cells. Functional Plant Biology 42(5): 471-485.
  • Hawkins, T.J., Deeks, M.J., Wang, P. & Hussey, P.J. (2014). The evolution of the actin binding NET superfamily. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 254.
  • Deeks, Michael J., Calcutt, Joanna R., Ingle, Elizabeth K.S., Hawkins, Timothy J., Chapman, Sean, Richardson, A.Christine, Mentlak, David A., Dixon, Martin R., Cartwright, Frances, Smertenko, Andrei P., Oparka, Karl & Hussey, Patrick J. (2012). A Superfamily of Actin-Binding Proteins at the Actin-Membrane Nexus of Higher Plants. Current Biology 22(17): 1595-1600.
  • Piette, B.M.A.G., Liu, J., Peeters, K., Smertenko, A., Hawkins, T., Deeks, M., Quinlan, R., Zakrzewski, W.J. & Hussey, P.J. (2009). A Thermodynamic Model of Microtubule Assembly and Disassembly. PLoS ONE 4(8): e6378.
  • Dixon, D. P., Hawkins, T., Hussey, P. J. & Edwards, R. (2009). Enzyme activities and subcellular localization of members of the Arabidopsis glutathione transferase superfamily. Journal of Experimental Botany 60(4): 1207-1218.
  • D. Twell, S.K. Park, T.J. Hawkins, D. Schubert, R. Schmidt, A. Smertenko & P.J. Hussey (2002). MOR1/GEM1 has an essential role in the plant-specific cytokinetic phragmoplast. Nature Cell Biology 4(9): 711-714.
  • P.J. Hussey, T.J. Hawkins, H. Igarashi, D. Kaloriti & A. Smertenko (2002). The plant cytoskeleton: recent advances in the study of the plant microtubule-associated proteins MAP-65, MAP-190 and the Xenopus MAP215-like protein, MOR1. Plant Molecular Biology 50(6): 915-924.
  • P.J. Hussey & T.J. Hawkins (2001). Plant microtubule-associated proteins: the HEAT is off in temperature-sensitive mor1. Trends in Plant Science 6(9): 389-392.

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences: Bioimaging
  • Plant sciences: Bioimaging


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