Structural Biology research themes

Macromolecular Complexes

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Area of expertise

Dr Julie Aspden
University Academic Fellow in Pervasive Transcription
mRNA and lncRNA-protein complexes; structure and function of specialised ribosome

Professor Richard Bayliss
Professor of Molecular Medicine

Protein-protein interactions, inhibiting PPIs; microtubule-associated proteins

Professor Alex Breeze
Chair in Biomolecular NMR

Transient/weak interactions probed by NMR; order/disorder transitions as switches for macromolecular complex formation; atypical translation initiation complexes in trymanosomatids

Dr Joseph Cockburn
Lecturer in Macromollecular X-Ray Crystallography


Dr Thomas Edwards
Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Protein-protein interactions; inhibiting PPIs; RNA binding proteins in development and disease; antimicrobial resistance

Dr Juan Fontana
University Academic Fellow in Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy

Structure and function of specialised ribosomes; ultrastructure of hyaluronan-protein complexes within the extracellular matrix 

Dr Rene Frank
University Academic Fellow in Structural Neuroscience

Cryo-electron tomography; cryogenic correlated light-electron microscopy; CEMOVIS; synapse biology; alzheimer’s disease; mouse genetics; glutamate receptors

Dr Sergei Krivov
RCUK Academic Research Fellow


Professor John Ladbury
Professor of Mechanistic Biology
Dr Emanuele Paci
Associate Professor
Professor Sheena Radford
Astbury Professor of Biophysics
Biogenesis of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria; chaperone:substrate interactions in OMP biogenesis; antimicrobial resistance
Professor Neil Ranson
Professor of Structural Molecular Biology
Antimicrobial resistance; ribosome structure and function; biogenesis and function of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria;
membrane protein structure & function; polyketide synthase
Professor Frank Sobott
Chair in Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry


Professor Nicola Stonehouse
Professor of Molecular Virology
Dr Elton Zeqiraj
University Academic Fellow
Ubiquitin signalling networks; deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs)
Dr Anastasia Zhuravleva
Lecturer in Molecular and Cellular Biology