Dr Anil Shirsat

Senior Lecturer in Biology (Biotechnology)

Contact info

Email: bss047@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44 1248 382323

Contact Info

Email: bss047@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44 1248 382323


My background is in molecular biology and specifically in plant molecular biology. Currently, I am interested in the strategies plants employ to resist attack by plants and pathogens, specifically the role of plant cell wall proteins (such as extensin) in this process. 


My research area is in the production of transgenic plants which express proteins which allow them to  to resist attack by plants and pathogens

Teaching and Supervision

I teach first year modules on molecular biology, second year modules on detailed applications of molecular biology to medicine and agriculture, third modules on how plants resist attack by pests and pathogens and MSc modules on Plant Biotechnology, and Techniques of Molecular Biology.

All these modules have a strong practical component.


I am interested in the public understanding of science and frequently give invited lectures to local Schools.

Research Activity at Previous HEIs

I was involved in isolating and investigating the role of cell wall proteins in plant development during my time at Durham University (Prof. Boulter's group) both as a PhD student and as a Senior Demonstrator. 

Grant Awards and Projects

I am willing to take on PhD students who are interested in my research areas.

Research areas and keywords


  • SB Plant culture - Transgenics, Recombinant DNA
  • Q Science (General) - Plant Biotechnology

Education / academic qualifications

  • PhD , Plant Molecular Biology
  • BSc , Biological Sciences

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