Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Chair in Chemical Biology



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The group’s research interests cover a range of topics including eukaryotic protein folding and single molecule approaches to protein dynamics and protein counting. Everything we do involves interdisciplinary approaches to biological research problems – we collaborate with physicists, mathematicians and engineers across Imperial College. We are founder members of the  Centre for Doctoral Training in Chemical Biology and the Institute of Chemical Biology.



Sowley H, Liu Z, Davies J, et al., Detection of drug binding to a target protein using EVV 2DIR spectroscopy, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN:1520-5207

Paulose Nadappuram B, Cadinu P, Barik A, et al., 2019, Nanoscale tweezers for single cell biopsies, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol:14, ISSN:1748-3387, Pages:80-88

Willison KR, 2018, The structure and evolution of eukaryotic chaperonin containing TCP-1 and its mechanism that folds actin into a protein spring, Biochemical Journal, Vol:475, ISSN:1470-8728, Pages:3009-3034

Willison KR, 2018, The substrate specificity of eukaryotic cytosolic chaperonin CCT, Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, Vol:373, ISSN:0962-8436

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