Mark Coleman


  • 1.55 Biology

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Personal profile

Administrative Posts

  • Director of Learning and Teaching, School of Biological Sciences
  • Chair of School Teaching Committee
  • Chair of Biosciences Curriculum Working Group
  • Member of School Executive Committee
  • Member of School Board of Examiners
  • Member of Faculty Learning and Teaching Quality Committee

Teaching Interests

I teach on the following modules:

  • BIO-3001B Further Biology
  • BIO-3002A Introductory Biology
  • BIO-4001A Biodiversity
  • BIO-4008Y Skills for Biologists
  • BIO-4013Y Molecules, Genes and Cells
  • BIO-5006A Plant Biology
  • BIO-5009A Genetics
  • BIO-5011A Clinical Genetics
  • BIO-5015B Microbiology
  • BIO-6007B Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
  • BIO-6013A Genomes, Genes and Genomics
  • BIO-6023Y Integrated Labratory Research Project
  • BIO-6025Y Plant Biotechnology for Sustainable Food Production
  • ENG-4005Y Enegeneering Studies


  • Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia (1997-present)
  • Business Innovation Manager, InCrops Enterprise Hub (2009-2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre (1994-1997)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of East Anglia (1991-1994)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Leicester (1988-1991)
  • PhD Dept Biochemistry, Imperial College, University of London (1988)
  • BSc Biochemistry, Imperial College, University of London (1983)

Key Research Interests and Expertise

I have primarily a teaching position but retain a small research interest in biofuels from alternative feedstocks.

Current Research Projects

  • Biofuels from alternative crops


Plant disease; plant genetics; plant molecular biology; biofuels

External Activities

  • Member of Board of Governors, Easton and Otley College
  • Chair Easton and Otley College Higher Education Committee