Biochemistry and Molecular Microbiology
Based on Streatham Campus, this highly diverse research theme has strengths in bacterial pathogenesis and the investigation of possible treatments including vaccine candidates, facilitated by a Class 3 pathogen containment facility.
Other key areas of research are:
- using electron cryo-microscopy (CryoEM) to investigate the structure and function of the bacterial type IV pilus, mitochondrial protein complexes and archeal surface proteins;
- dynamics of molecular systems for medicine and biosensing using cutting-edge mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) and computational approaches;
- control of transcription and translation, including non-coding transcription
- developing standardized alternatives to vertebrate models for life sciences R&D
- chemical biology approaches to novel medical diagnostics
- and the use of enzymes for synthesis of valuable compounds.