Tomasz Heyduk, Ph.D.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mechanisms of transcription regulation and development of novel sensors for biomolecule
detection and imaging.
Our lab has two major research interests: mechanisms of transcription regulation and
development of novel sensors for biomolecule detection and imaging. Our interest in
transcription regulation is to understand the mechanism of transcription initiation
by bacterial and archaeal RNA polymerases. Our primary focus in sensor research is
to develop robust highly specific and sensitive molecular sensors that could be utilized
in research, medical diagnosis and pathogen detection.
RNA polymerase motions during promoter melting
Feklistov A, Bae B, Hauver J, Lass-Napiorkowska A, Kalesse M, Glaus F, Altmann KH,
Heyduk T, Landick R and Darst SA
Pubmed | Science
Real-Time Observation of Backtracking by Bacterial RNA Polymerase
Lass-Napiorkowska A and Heyduk T
Pubmed | Biochemistry
Next Generation Sequencing-based analysis of RNA polymerase functions
Heyduk T and Heyduk E
Pubmed | Methods
Ribosome display enhanced by next generation sequencing: a tool to identify antibody-specific
Heyduk E and Heyduk T
Pubmed | Anal. Biochem.
Kinetics of promoter escape by bacterial RNA polymerase: effects of promoter contacts
and transcription bubble collapse
Ko J and Heyduk T
Pubmed | Biochem. J.