Welcome. Thank you for visiting the lab's website at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Above is my favourite view from the University towards the City of London; we are right in the heart of the capital.

I am a scientist in the fields of Biochemistry and Structural Biology. My group specialises in protein production, single particle image processing, transmission electron microscopy and the 3D modelling of biological macromolecules.

I hold an independent tenured position within the
Biochemistry & Chemistry Division of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) at Queen Mary.

Our research interests are targeted at solving macromolecular protein structures in order to understand their function, with emphasis on photosynthetically-active complexes. Practical work is performed on the first floor in The Joseph Priestley Building, with computing and office being hosted on the ground floor. I am a management member of The NanoVision Centre for microscopy and also one of the School's key academics aiming to enhance the Biology Employability agenda for our 900+ students pursuing biology degrees. My work has been sponsored by numerous sources, primarily through the UK government's BBSRC research council, The Royal Society and, more recently, Japan's JST/CREST programme.

If you would like to enquire further, please do not hesitate to
contact me.


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Click on these images to reveal more about the structures we have discovered*.
You need about 2,000 of such macromolecular structures, end to end, to span the width of a human hair!
Intrigued? then head on to the Showcase ...

*Brief references for images above (left to right, 12 images) - 1 and 6. PSII-LHCII supercomplex, Nature Structural Biology, 2000; 2. isiA-PSI supercomplexes, see Nature: letters 2001a,b & 2003; Pcb-PSII supercomplex, PNAS 2003; 4. isiA-PSI in 3D, Journal of Biol. Chem. 2003; 5. Free download, updated frequently! Download it here. 7. PSII-LHCII supercomplex modelling study, BBA 2006; 8. Atomic Force Microscopy probing the molecular dynamics of thylakoid membranes, Biochemistry 2008; 9-11. Atomic model for the light-harvesting protein c-phycocyanin of a cyanobacterium, S. elongatus, Journal of Structural Biology, 2003; 12. Phylogenetic model for the major complexes in photosynthetic membranes, TIPS 2011.

Last updated on the 27th October 2014.