Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Director Centre for Bioinformatics



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306Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Professor Michael J. E. Sternberg is the Director of the Centre for Integrative Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (CISBIO) and holds the Chair of Structural Bioinformatics.

CISBIO brings together scientists from a wide range of different fields to develop innovative interdisciplinary approaches to understanding biological problems.  A key component of the interdisciplinary strategy is a repeated cycle of experimentation and modelling.

Professor Sternberg has been involved in schools outreach programmes funded by the Royal Society and Rolls Royce.

Professor Sternberg entered Bioinformatics via his D.Phil in Biophysics (Oxford). He obtained a first degree in Physics (Cambridge) and a Masters in Computing (Imperial College). He has worked at Oxford, Birkbeck College, Cancer Research UK and joined Imperial College in 2001.

The main research interests of his group are:

  • Prediction of protein structure and function
  • Prediction of macromolecular docking and interactions
  • Prediction of the effect of genetic variants particularlly those associate with disease
  • Network modelling for Systems Biology
  • Logic-based drug design

Professor Sternberg's group web page is located at and includes links to programs and resources available for use by the community.

Full details of his research interests can be found at



David A, Islam S, Tankhilevich E, et al., 2021, The AlphaFold database of protein structures: a biologist’s guide, Journal of Molecular Biology, Vol:434, ISSN:0022-2836, Pages:167336-167336

Casadio R, Lenhard B, Sternberg MJE, 2021, Computational Resources for Molecular Biology 2021, Journal of Molecular Biology, Vol:433, ISSN:0022-2836

David A, Khanna T, Hanna G, et al., 2021, Missense3D-DB web catalogue: an atom-based analysis and repository of 4M human protein-coding genetic variants, Human Genetics, Vol:140, ISSN:0340-6717, Pages:805-812

David A, BarbiƩ V, Attimonelli M, et al., 2021, Annotation and curation of human genomic variations: an ELIXIR Implementation Study [version 1; peer review: 1 approved with reservations], F1000research, Vol:9, ISSN:2046-1402, Pages:1-11

Singh A, Dauzhenka T, Kundrotas PJ, et al., 2020, Application of docking methodologies to modeled proteins, Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics, Vol:88, ISSN:0887-3585, Pages:1180-1188

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