Our research groups
We study a wide range of fundamental biological processes ranging from protein synthesis, metal homeostasis, enzyme catalysis, and protein evolution to chaperone directed assembly of spider silk and other complex structures, and antibiotic resistance. We are also developing synthetic biology and new drugs to treat tuberculosis.
The program is led by professor Stefan Knight and today consists of five research groups. For further information about research projects and personnel, see the web pages of the individual research groups.
- Griese, Julia - Metal homeostasis in an actinomycete model organism
- Kamerlin, Lynn - computational biology, theoretical chemistry and evolution of protein function
- Knight, Stefan (program leader) - Structural determinants of fibrillar structures such as spider silk, bacterial adhesive fimbriae or amyloid
- Mowbray, Sherry - Protein structure/function relationships, enzyme catalysis, drug design
- Selmer, Maria - Structure & function of macromolecular complexes