Dr James Barnett graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Genetics in 2000, before joining The Binding Site Ltd as a graduate laboratory technician. During his time at The Binding Site James was involved in the production, purification and quality control testing of monoclonal antibodies and human immunoglobulins for use in diagnostic assays.
In 2002 James returned to academia and completed his PhD in the school of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick, where his research was focussed on studying bacterial protein transport. This involved the use of a broad range of biochemical and molecular genetic techniques including gene cloning, mutagenesis, PCR and protein expression and purification. In 2009 James was appointed as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Warwick, where he took an interdisciplinary approach to studying the metalloproteomes of marine cyanobacteria and human blood plasma.
James joined Micropathology Ltd in January 2014 and will be involved in the company's molecular diagnostic work and assay development.