Full Size Render Name: Brennen Heames

Status: Ph.D student

Email: b.heames[a]uni-muenster.de

Tel.: +49-(0)251-83-21632

Room: 100.17

Research Interests

De novo gene emergence

Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction

Protein evolution


Directed evolution


MSci Biochemistry - University of Cambridge (2015-16)

BA Biochemistry - University of Cambridge (2012-15)


Heames, B., Schmitz, J., Bornberg-Bauer, E. (2020). A Continuum of Evolving De Novo Genes Drives Protein-Coding Novelty in Drosophila. J. Mol. Evol.

Bornberg-Bauer, E. and Heames, B. (2019). Becoming a de novo gene. Nat Ecol & Evol.

Moretto, L., Vance, S., Heames, B., and Broadhurst, R.W. (2017). Dissecting how modular polyketide synthase ketoreductases interact with acyl carrier protein-attached substrates. Chem. Commun. (Camb.)