Dr Kirsty Hacking

  • Lecturer (MVLS Education Hub)
  • Affiliate, Affiliate - Life Sciences (School of Molecular Biosciences)

email: Kirsty.Hacking@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: She/her/hers

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Biography

I first came to the University of Glasgow to study Zoology, but through following my interests I happily tangented into a degree in Biochemistry. I followed this with a PhD characterising the Light-Harvesting 2 complexes of the purple photosynthetic bacterium Allochromatium chromatium.

During my PhD I began teaching as a demonstrator, then a GTA, and finally leading laboratory sessions. This experience highlighted my interest and motivation in helping the next generation of scientists develop their understanding of advanced concepts.

While continuing to work at the UofG, I taught at Glasgow International College (GIC) for several years both for foundation level and pre-Masters students.

I started in my most recent role at UofG in 2019 as a lecturer in the MVLS Graduate School, allowing me to support across multiple programmes, as well as supporting GIC student transitions as PGT GIC liaison.

I am currently studying for my PGDip in Academic Practice to further develop my teaching practice.

Publications

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2017

Kell, A., Jassas, M., Hacking, K., Cogdell, R. J. and Jankowiak, R. (2017) On light-induced photoconversion of B800 bacteriochlorophylls in the LH2 antenna of the purple sulfur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 121(43), pp. 9999-10006. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06185) (PMID:29017010)

Kell, A., Jassas, M., Acharya, K., Hacking, K., Cogdell, R. J. and Jankowiak, R. (2017) Conformational complexity in the LH2 antenna of the purple sulfur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum revealed by hole-burning spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 121(23), pp. 4435-4446. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b03188) (PMID:28531352)

2016

Magdaong, N. M., LaFountain, A. M., Hacking, K., Niedzwiedzki, D. M., Gibson, G. N., Cogdell, R. and Frank, H. A. (2016) Spectral heterogeneity and carotenoid-to-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer in LH2 light-harvesting complexes from Allochromatium vinosum. Photosynthesis Research, 127(2), pp. 171-187. (doi: 10.1007/s11120-015-0165-2) (PMID:26048106)

2015

Löhner, A., Carey, A.-M., Hacking, K., Picken, N., Kelly, S. , Cogdell, R. and Köhler, J. (2015) The origin of the split B800 absorption peak in the LH2 complexes from Allochromatium vinosum. Photosynthesis Research, 123(1), pp. 23-31. (doi: 10.1007/s11120-014-0036-2)

2014

Carey, A.-M., Hacking, K., Picken, N., Honkanen, S., Kelly, S. , Niedzwiedzki, D. M., Blankenship, R. E., Shimizu, Y., Wang-Otomo, Z.-Y. and Cogdell, R. J. (2014) Characterisation of the LH2 spectral variants produced by the photosynthetic purple sulphur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Bioenergetics, 1837(11), pp. 1849-1860. (doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2014.07.022)

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Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 5.

Articles

Kell, A., Jassas, M., Hacking, K., Cogdell, R. J. and Jankowiak, R. (2017) On light-induced photoconversion of B800 bacteriochlorophylls in the LH2 antenna of the purple sulfur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 121(43), pp. 9999-10006. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06185) (PMID:29017010)

Kell, A., Jassas, M., Acharya, K., Hacking, K., Cogdell, R. J. and Jankowiak, R. (2017) Conformational complexity in the LH2 antenna of the purple sulfur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum revealed by hole-burning spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 121(23), pp. 4435-4446. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b03188) (PMID:28531352)

Magdaong, N. M., LaFountain, A. M., Hacking, K., Niedzwiedzki, D. M., Gibson, G. N., Cogdell, R. and Frank, H. A. (2016) Spectral heterogeneity and carotenoid-to-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer in LH2 light-harvesting complexes from Allochromatium vinosum. Photosynthesis Research, 127(2), pp. 171-187. (doi: 10.1007/s11120-015-0165-2) (PMID:26048106)

Löhner, A., Carey, A.-M., Hacking, K., Picken, N., Kelly, S. , Cogdell, R. and Köhler, J. (2015) The origin of the split B800 absorption peak in the LH2 complexes from Allochromatium vinosum. Photosynthesis Research, 123(1), pp. 23-31. (doi: 10.1007/s11120-014-0036-2)

Carey, A.-M., Hacking, K., Picken, N., Honkanen, S., Kelly, S. , Niedzwiedzki, D. M., Blankenship, R. E., Shimizu, Y., Wang-Otomo, Z.-Y. and Cogdell, R. J. (2014) Characterisation of the LH2 spectral variants produced by the photosynthetic purple sulphur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Bioenergetics, 1837(11), pp. 1849-1860. (doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2014.07.022)

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Supervision

I provide supervision for PGT Masters projects for programmes, such as Food Security, Biomedical Sciences, and Biotechnology.

These have included Bioinformatic based projects using homology modelling (MODELLER), Alphafold, transcriptomic analysis using R, as well as review-based projects. 

 

Teaching

I lead or co-lead the following courses

  • Course lead: Biol5199 Current Trends and Challenges in Biomedical Research and Health (optional, 10CR, semester 2)
  • Course colead: Biol5354 Bioinformatics for Biologists Using R (optional, 10CR, semester 2)
  • Course colead: Biol5360 Intro to Omics (Core for Precision Medicine, 20CR, semester 2)
  • Course colead: Biol5379 Data Exploration and Interpretation for Bioinformatics 
    (Core Bioinformatics, 10CR, semester 2)

Additionally, I provide guest lectures and teaching support for a variety of courses across different Schools.