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Dr Peter Watson  -  PhD


Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 79042
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

Research Overview

How mammalian cells regulate and spatially co-ordinate the process of moving cellular cargo, while ensuring that organelle homeostasis, is maintained and cargos are delivered correctly, is the focus of my research. Using small molecule inhibitors, toxins, and classical cell biology, and utilising both fluorescence and non-linear optical approaches, I study the pathways with which mammalian cells are able to move proteins,lipids and nanoparticles between cellular compartments. 

Positions Available


If you are interested in the fields of membrane trafficking, microscope development or drug delivery, and would like to be considered for a project within the lab send me an email with your background, research interests and current CV, or search for Cardiff projects on

Other Positions

We are always interested in hosting self-funded positions within our research group, and there are a number of projects available in the fields of protein/lipid trafficking, drug delivery and microscope development. To discuss any of these projects, just get in touch.

Research Division

Molecular Biosciences

Current Lab Members

Dr Iestyn Pope (Microscopy Development)

Dr Edward Sayers (Cell entry and trafficking)

Claudia Di Napoli (Presidents PhD Scholarship in Bioimaging)

Kez Cleal (Presidents PhD Scholarship in Bioimaging)

Lin He (Welsh School of Pharmacy PhD scholarship)

Pamela Riester (ERASMUS student)


Previous Lab Members 

Dr Jonathan Wood (Now working for Biocatalysts) 

Claire Gibson (PhD in association with Q-chip)

Bethan Goodwin (Undergraduate Research Project)

Moses Tutesigensi (Undergraduate Research Project)

Rebecca Gundy (Undergraduate Research Project)

Jihua Xue (Undergraduate Research Project)

Katie Davis (Undergraduate Research Project)

Choonhoe Lum (Undergraduate Research Project)

Kirsty Lewis (Undergraduate Research Project)

James Thomas (Undergraduate Research Project)

Zoe Bassett (Biophotonics Research Project)

Michael Garhard (Biophotonics Research Project)

Ian Yekhlef  (Biophotonics Research Project)

Louise Barker (CUROP student)

Izzati Yussof (Summer student)

Chris Towers (Wellcome Trust Summer studentship)