Hwang Lab

Assembling biology one molecule at a time



We use multidisciplinary techniques combining single-molecule to cell imaging, biochemistry and synthetic biology to study the molecular mechanisms of chromosome organization and bacterial cell division. We are interested in understanding how bacteria, despite their small size and lack of obvious cytoskeleton, are able to spatially organize genomic DNA and proteins to specific locations in the cell. These bacterial positioning systems form distinctive patterns within the cells, and are involved in important cellular functions such as chromosome segregation, cell division and motility.


Bacterial cell division

Chromosome Dynamics

Cell-free reconstitution

Optical Microscopy


Ling Chin Hwang

Principal Investigator

Ling was working previously at UoS and moved to Anglia Ruskin University as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Medicine.

Adam Brooks

PhD student

Congratulations Dr. Brooks on passing his PhD viva from University of Sheffield! Well done!

Satpal Chodha

PhD student

Congratulations Dr. Chodha on passing his PhD viva from University of Sheffield! Awesome!

Alexandra Parker

PhD student

Alex is based at University of Sheffield collaborating with Julien Bergeron (Kings College London) on structural studies on Par proteins


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Dr. Ling Chin Hwang
Anglia Ruskin University
Schools of Medicine & Allied Health
Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care
Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ


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