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Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences +44 (0) 191 33 41250


BSc: 1985 Leeds University Genetics

PhD: 1989 Liverpool Polytechnic and University of California at Davis Biophysics

Postdoc: 1988-1995 Paterson Institute for Cancer Research Manchester

Staff Scientist 1995-1997 Paterson Institute for Cancer Research Manchester

Team Leader 1997-2002 Paterson Institute for Cancer Research Manchester

Lecturer and Head of Electron Microscopy 2002-2010 Durham University School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Senior Lecturer and Head of Microscopy Facility 2010-present Durham University School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Research interests

  • Ultra high resolution field emission scanning electron microscopy
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Microscopy
  • Nuclear envelope Structure and Function

Research groups

  • Animal Cells and Systems
  • Durham Centre for Bioimaging Technology

Awarded Grants

  • 2009: Endocytic invagination and vesicle scission - interplay between dynamin homologues and amphiphysin in budding yeast(£311222.74 from Bbsrc)
  • 2007: NUCLEAR PORE COMPLEX IN YEAST(£316398.43 from Bbsrc)

Esteem Indicators

  • 2011: Invitation to organise session at SEB Annual Meeting in Glasgow :
  • 2011: Invited speaker at SEB annual meeting in Glasgow :
  • 2011: Invited speaker Royal Microscopical Society Botanical Microscopy Meeting in Wageningen, The Netherlands:
  • 2011: PhD External Examiner Dundee University:
  • 2011: Seminar Speaker Edinburgh University Biological Sciences:
  • 2010: Talk at Durham EM Workshop, Durham:
  • 2010: Talk at Royal Microscopical Society Microsciences Meeting, London:
  • 2009: Talk at Nuclear Transport meeting, Banff, Canada :
  • Invitations to contribute several book chapters :


Chapter in book

  • Goldberg, Martin W. & Fišerová, Jindřiška (2016). Immunogold Labeling for Scanning Electron Microscopy. In High-Resolution Imaging of Cellular Proteins. 1474: 309.
  • Goldberg, Martin W. (2016). High-Resolution Scanning Electron Microscopy and Immuno-Gold Labeling of the Nuclear Lamina and Nuclear Pore Complex. In The Nuclear Envelope. 1411: 441.
  • Fišerová, Jindřiška, Richardson, Christine & Goldberg, Martin W. (2016). Immunoelectron Microscopy of Cryofixed Freeze-Substituted Yeast. In High-Resolution Imaging of Cellular Proteins. Schwartzbach, Steven D., Skalli, Omar & Schikorski, Thomas New York: Humana Press. 1474: 243-258.
  • Kiseleva, Elena, Richardson, A. Christine, Fiserova, Jindriska, Strunov, Anton A., Spink, Matthew C., Johnson, Simeon R. & Goldberg, Martin W. (2014). Imaging Yeast NPCs: From Classical Electron Microscopy to Immuno-SEM. In Nuclear Pore Complexes and Nucleocytoplasmic Transport - Methods. Amsterdam Boston: Elsevier/Academic Press. 122: 59-79.
  • Fišerová, J & Goldberg, MW (2013). Imaging plant nuclei and membrane-associated cytoskeleton by field emission scanning electron microscopy. In Plant Cell Morphogenesis. 1080: 171-181.

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