Dr Paula Row
Senior Lecturer
Biomedical Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 602789
Room: Academic Office - 258
First Floor
Grove Building
Singleton Campus

Dr Paula Row is a lecturer on our Biochemistry Degrees

Areas of Expertise

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
  • Antibacterial activity of plant essential oils


  1. Thompson, A., Meah, D., Ahmed, N., Conniff-Jenkins, R., Chileshe, E., Phillips, C., Claypole, T., Forman, D., Row, P., Claypole, T., Phillips, C., Forman, D. Comparison of the antibacterial activity of essential oils and extracts of medicinal and culinary herbs to investigate potential new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 13 1 338
  2. Row, P., Liu, H., Hayes, S., Welchman, R., Charalabous, P., Hofmann, K., Clague, M., Sanderson, C., Urbe, S., Row, P. The MIT Domain of UBPY Constitutes a CHMP Binding and Endosomal Localization Signal Required for Efficient Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Degradation Journal of Biological Chemistry 282 42 30929 30937
  3. McCullough, J., Urbé, S., Row, P., Prior, I., Welchman, R., Clague, M., Row, P. Control of growth factor receptor dynamics by reversible ubiquitination Biochemical Society Transactions 34 5 754
  4. Row, P., Prior, I., McCullough, J., Clague, M., Urbé, S., Row, P. The Ubiquitin Isopeptidase UBPY Regulates Endosomal Ubiquitin Dynamics and Is Essential for Receptor Down-regulation Journal of Biological Chemistry 281 18 12618 12624
  5. McCullough, J., Row, P., Lorenzo, Ó., Doherty, M., Beynon, R., Clague, M., Urbé, S. Activation of the Endosome-Associated Ubiquitin Isopeptidase AMSH by STAM, a Component of the Multivesicular Body-Sorting Machinery Current Biology 16 2 160 165

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  • PM-127 Energy and Metabolism: The Reactions of Life

    This module begins with an introduction to enzymology, enzyme kinetics and enzyme regulation. Next there is an introduction to bioenergetics and a discussion of the central metabolic pathways by which energy from food is used to fuel the synthesis of the energy currency molecule ATP (with particular attention to glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, ß oxidation of fatty acids, and oxidative phosphorylation). The concept of tissue and organ specificity is introduced, and finally the role of the hormones insulin, glucagon, epinephrine, growth hormone, thyroid hormone and leptin in controlling these pathways and producing effects on the body is considered.

  • PM-130 Biochemistry Skills Development

    This module is designed to develop the skills required for students of biochemistry and medical biochemistry. Students meet with their tutors and will be given a series of assignments designed to develop skills in key areas such as essay writing, presentations and general numeracy. Joint session cover generic skills such as internet searching for scientific sources, referencing and plagiarism

  • PM-243 Clinical Biochemistry & Physiology

    The module begins with a discussion of selected metabolic disorders of carbohydrate metabolism and their pathological consequences with particular emphasis on diabetes mellitus. The molecular mechanisms underlying polycystic ovarian syndrome are then considered. This is followed by a consideration of the biochemical basis of haemostasis and blood clot lysis. Next there is a discussion of inborn errors of metabolism, and the biochemical pathways affected. Finally the module reviews mechanisms of protein transport and their relevance to storage diseases.

  • PM-253 Techniques in Molecular Biology

    The module will provide a sound theoretical and practical basis to a comprehensive range of biomolecular techniques currently employed in molecular genetics and biochemistry. Particular emphasis is placed on DNA recombinant technology, next generation sequencing, transcriptomics, proteomics and mass spectrometry.

  • PM-253C Technegau Bioleg Foleciwlaidd

    Bydd y modiwl yn darparu sylfaen ddamcaniaethol ac ymarferol gref ar gyfer ystod gynhwysfawr o dechnegau biofoleciwlaidd a ddefnyddir ar hyn o bryd mewn geneteg foleciwlaidd a biocemeg. Rhoir pwyslais penodol ar dechnoleg ailgyfuno DNA, dilyniannu cenhedlaeth nesaf, transgriptomeg, proteomeg a sbectrometreg màs.

  • PM-304 Biomolecular Research Project


  • PM-319 Membranes and Energy Transduction

    An appreciation of the molecular architecture of energy-conserving membranes is provided together with an understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in energy transduction. The course also provides an understanding of the structure and properties of membranes, the lipids contained within them and the techniques used to study them.

  • PM-331 Membrane Trafficking

    The module provides an understanding of the subcellular organelles, the regulation of their biosynthesis and how impairment of this process leads to disease.

  • PM-334 Biochemistry Literature Review and Communication

    Students will acquire a detailed knowledge of one topical research area of key importance to their particular degree scheme.


  • The microbiota in ulcerative colitis: a feasability study for a clinical trial of faecal microbiota transplant in selected cases (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Paula Row
    Other supervisor: Dr Angharad Davies
  • A study into plant essential oils, their antibacterial effects and their potential synergy when combined with antibiotics (awarded 2019)

    Other supervisor: Dr Ed Dudley
    Other supervisor: Dr Paula Row