Darrell Green


  • 01.01A Bio-Medical Research Centre (BMRC)

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Key Research Interests

I am a molecular biologist interested in RNA silencing. We use several model systems (human, mouse, virus, etc.). Our research combines genetics, cell and molecular biology with next generation sequencing and bioinformatics to study the role of microRNAs in various biological processes. 


Current Research Projects 

  • The role of small RNAs in circulating tumour cells / metastasis 
  • Investigating miR-140 and RUNX2 in embryonic development 
  • Biological function of RNA structure in gene regulation 
  • Improving methods in next generation sequencing studies


Life in our research group 

Our lab is based in the Biomedical Research Centre (BMRC) on the UEA main campus. We use molecular techniques to study small RNAs that regulate the expression of protein-coding genes. Our research is a mix of basic science and translational medicine. The weekly lab meeting is shared with several other groups interested in molecular disease mechanisms.  


Ph.D. Positions 

Click here for current Ph.D. opportunities at Norwich Medical School. Please feel free to email me to discuss projects outside of these areas and alternative funding sources. 


Postdocs & Fellows 

Please feel free to approach me to discuss possibilities. 


  • Lecturer in RNA Biology, University of East Anglia (2018-present)
  • Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia (2017-2018)
  • Ph.D. Medicine, University of East Anglia (2017)
  • Research Associate, University of East Anglia (2010-2013)
  • Geneticist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT (2009-2010)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Biology, University of East Anglia (2009)

Teaching Interests

  • Year 1 PBL
  • Year 1 Genetics
  • Year 2 Biochemistry
  • Year 3 Cancer Genetics
  • Year 3 Clinical Biochemistry
  • Year 3 Research Dissertation
  • M.Res. Clinical Science 
  • Ph.D. Medicine 

Administrative Posts

  • MBBS Module Lead for Year 3 Clinical Biochemistry SSC 
  • MBBS Applicant Interview Panel
  • MBBS Undergraduate Personal Advisor
  • MBBS Year 2 SAQ Examiner 
  • PGCert Clinical Education Personal Advisor 
  • M.Res. Clinical Science Examiner 
  • M.Sc. Clinical Research Examiner 
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Biology Examiner 

Research Group or Lab Membership

Sergio Llaneza-Lago (postdoc) 

Emma Bull (PhD student) 

Polly Drewczynska (MRes student)

Calista Tink (MRes student)


Nicole Ball (PhD student; ASBMR Young Investigator Award, BES Best Oral Poster Prize) 

Eloise Whittle (MRes student)

Joshua Atkin (MRes student)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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