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Dr Robbie Baldock


I'm a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science with a specialist research interest in investigating the molecular mechanisms that maintain genomic integrity in cells. Chevron icon


As a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, I teach across several modules on the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programme. My research aims to uncover the mechanisms that protect the genetic integrity of both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA in response to specific drugs.


  • PhD Biochemistry, University of Sussex, 2016
  • BSc (Hons) Molecular Medicine, University of Sussex, 2012

Membership of professional bodies

  • Biochemical Society
  • Royal Society of Biology
  • American Association for Cancer Research

Teaching & Research


  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Introduction to Biomedical Science


Robbie’s research aims to investigate the mitotoxic effects of some antibiotics and whether this can explain the rare adverse events reported in a sub-population of patients prescribed them. He hopes that by understanding the mechanisms that help protect mitochondrial DNA from damage, it may be possible to screen-out individuals who are most likely to suffer adverse effects. Robbie’s research laboratory is currently accepting applications for self-funded PhDs. Please email with expressions of interest.


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More publications from Dr Robbie Baldock can be found in the Research Repository.