Dr. Susan Crosthwaite


Research Focus

Sue Crosthwaite has worked on the molecular basis of the Neurospora circadian clock and its response to light and temperature. More recent work is focused on non-coding RNAs, both long and short.

Scientific Activities

Programme Director for University of Manchester Cell Biology and Molecular Biology degrees. Course coordinator Molecular Biology Research Skills module Lecturer on the first year unit Fundamentals of Biochemistry and final year Current Topics in Microbiology Past and present member of the Microbiology Society's Eukaryotic Microbes Committee

Significant Publications

Xue, Z., Ye, Q., Anson, S. R., Yang, J., Xiao, G., Kowbel, D., ... Liu, Y. (2014). Transcriptional interference by antisense RNA is required for circadian clock function.Nature. DOI: 10.1038/nature13671.

Arthanari, Y., Heintzen, C., Griffiths-Jones, S., & Crosthwaite, S. K. (2014). Natural antisense transcripts and long non-coding RNA in Neurospora crassa. PLoS ONE, 9(3), [e91353]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091353.

Tseng, Y. Y., Hunt, S. M., Heintzen, C., Crosthwaite, S. K., & Schwartz, J. M. (2012). Comprehensive modelling of the Neurospora circadian clock and its temperature compensation. PLoS Computational Biology, 8(3), [e1002437]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002437.


Contact information

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
University of Manchester
M13 9PT

Email: susan.crosthwaite@manchester.ac.uk