Research groups

Research groups

The Institute is home to approximately 47 Research groups with over 500 staff and students.

(Links take you to central University profiles.)

  • ALMOND, Andrew – 3D-structure and function of biologically important oligosaccharides and polysaccharides.
  • ANANIADOU, Sophia – Biomedical Text Mining, Information Extraction, Terminology Management, Semantic Search, Interoperability of Resources.
  • BARRAN Perdita – Biological Mass Spectrometry; Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry, Protein structure and dynamics.
  • BARTOLO, Paulo – Additive manufacturing, biomanufacturing, product development
  • BLANFORD, Chris – Sensitive measurements of protein–surface interactions in electrocatalytic enzymes.
  • BREITLING, Rainer – Metabolomic Systems Biology and postgenomic data analysis
  • BROWN, Terry – Biomolecular archaeology – using DNA to study the past.
  • BUCKLEY, Mike – Determination of species-specific biomarkers in bone for studying vertebrate palaeobiodiversity.
  • CHEN, George Guo-Qiang – Synthetic biology applications in industrial biotechnology.
  • CURTIS, Robin – Weak protein-protein interactions, protein aggregation, bIoprocessing, biomolecular thermodynamics.
  • DAY, Philip – Single cell analyses within heterogeneous populations of cancer cells
  • DELNERI, Daniela – Genome-wide approaches to fitness and speciation in yeast
  • De VISSER, Sam – Computational studies of enzyme mechanism and function.
  • DICKSON, Alan –  Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Biopharmaceuticals: Gene Expression in Industrially-Relevant Systems
  • DIXON, Neil – RNA as a tool, RNA as a target. Small-molecule inducible gene expression control.
  • DOIG, Andrew – Protein Structure, Bioinformatics, Amyloidosis.
  • FAULON, Jean-Loup – Systems metabolic engineering and synthetic biology.
  • FLITSCH, Sabine – Glycosciences and biocatalysis.
  • GARDINER, John – Carbohydrate chemistry/chemical biology, biocatalysis, dendrimer synthesis and heterocyclic bioorganic chemistry.
  • GARDNER, Peter – Vibrational spectroscopy of bio and biomedical systems.
  • GOLOVANOV, Alexander – Biology: structure, mechanism and engineering of new properties.
  • GOODACRE, Roy – Integrative ’omic analyses and vibrational spectroscopy for understanding biological systems.
  • GREEN, Anthony –  Design and evolution of artificial enzymes with novel activities
  • HAY, Sam – Quantum and theoretical biophysics.
  • HENCHMAN, Richard – Biomolecular structure and dynamics.
  • JONES, Alex – Interaction between electromagnetic radiation and (bio)molecules.
  • KEANE, John – Develop clinical decision support systems (DSS) and analytics of multi-modal (structured, semi-structured, unstructured, image) data for bio-health applications.
  • KELL, Douglas – The development and application of novel analytical methods at the interface between postgenomic biological systems, quantitative bioanalytical science and machine learning, with a special emphasis on evolutionary computing and systems biology.
  • KING, Ross – The interface between computer science and biology/chemistry.
  • LEYS, David – Use structural biology to look at new metabolic pathways/novel enzymes systems. Structural insights guide rational engineering/synthetic biology applications.
  • LOCKYER, Nick – Imaging Mass Spectrometry (SIMS), Instrument Development.
  • MCNAUGHT, John – Text Mining.
  • MICKLEFIELD, Jason – Chemical Biology & Synthetic Biology.
  • MILLER, Aline – We apply physical principles to mimic, manipulate and improve biomolecular self-assembly to create materials for regenerative medicine.
  • MILLS, Clare – Why are some proteins allergens and not others? What makes certain types of foods or pollens more allergenic? Why do only some people become allergic?
  • MUNRO, Andrew – Structure and enzymology of biotechnologically and biomedically relevant redox enzymes.
  • NENADIC, Goran– Text mining and automatic knowledge structuring (ontologies, concept maps) in life sciences and health-care.
  • POPELIER, Paul – Predictive modelling of structure and dynamics from first principles. Drug design. Chemical insight from modern wave functions.
  • RIGBY, Stephen – Biological electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and related techniques.
  • SAIANI, Alberto – The chemical architecture – thermodynamic – structure – physical property correlations in complex polymeric systems.
  • SCRUTTON, Nigel – Enzyme biophysics, structure and mechanism, quantum enzymology, enzyme engineering, biocatalysis, biofuels.
  • TAKANO, Eriko – Synthetic biology of bioactive molecules/antibiotics.
  • TURNER, Nicholas – Discovery and directed evolution of tailored biocatalysts: applications in industrial biotechnology including fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biofuels.
  • WALTHO, Jon – NMR investigations of protein structure and dynamics.
  • WARWICKER, Jim – Models for Structural Cell Biology.
  • WEBB, Simon – Supramolecular chemistry, biomimetics, understanding biomembrane behaviour, biosensor design.
  • WESTERHOFF, Hans – Research area and interests: Integrative Systems Biology.
  • WONG, Lu-Shin – Combining chemical biology and nanotechnology applications in the life sciences: Bioconjugation and surface chemistry towards nanoscale protein arrays.
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