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Samuel Furse


Department of Biochemistry




Post Doctoral

Research Summary

I work in the Koulman group. One focus of the group is lipid biomarkers in infant metabolism. We are exploring how feeding influences the lipid profile in vivo. We also have a battery of projects focused on identifying biomarkers for conditions that affect infant development, such as gestational diabetes.


Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Other

Selected Publications

Evidence that Listeria innocua modulates its membrane’s stored curvature elastic stress, but not fluidity, through the cell cycle
Samuel Furse, M. Jakubec, F. Rise, H. E. Williams, C. E. D. Rees, Ø. Halskau
Scientific Reports, 2017. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-06855-z.

E. coli MG1655 modulates its phospholipid composition through the cell cycle
Samuel Furse, H. Wienk, R. Boelens, A. I. de Kroon, J. A. Killian.
FEBS Lett., 2015, 589, 2726-2730. DOI: 10.1016/j.febslet.2015.07.043

Synthesis of unsaturated phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphates and the effects of substrate unsaturation on SopB phosphatase activity
Samuel Furse, L. H. Mak, E. W. Tate, R. H. Templer, O. Ces, R. Woscholski, P. R. J. Gaffney.
Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2015, 13, 2001-2011. DOI: 10.1039/c4ob02258k.

The Lipidome and Proteome of Oil Bodies from Helianthus annuus (common sunflower)
Samuel Furse, S. Liddell, C. A. Ortori, H. Williams, D. Neylon, D. J. Scott, D. A. Barrett, D. A. Gray.
Journal of Chemical Biology, 2013, 6, 63-76. DOI: 10.1007/s12154-012-0090-1.

Other field of expertise

Chemical Biology