Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Professor of Structural Biology



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Stephen Curry is a structural biologist who has worked on a variety of problems related to protein-drug interactions and the replication of RNA viruses such as foot-and-mouth disease virus and human norovirus (the winter vomiting bug). He has made major contributions to our understanding of drug interactions with human serum albumin and of a range of host-virus protein interactions that are crucial to initiate translation of viral RNA into new virus proteins in infected cells.

From 2011-15 he was Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Life Sciences. He teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Biochemistry. In 2017, Prof Curry was appointed as Assistant Provost for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to help direct the College’s strategy in these important areas for staff and students. He is also a member of the Equal Opportunities Committee in the Department of Life Sciences.

Prof Curry’s research and teaching have long been combined with strong interests the wider role of science in society. He is active in public engagement, having made and presented a number of science videos. He also writes regularly about science and the scientific life in the Guardian and on his Reciprocal Space blog, and can be found on Twitter as @Stephen_Curry.


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Newman J, Asfor AS, Berryman S, et al., 2017, The cellular chaperone heat shock protein 90 is required for foot-and-mouth disease virus capsid precursor processing and assembly of capsid pentamers, Journal of Virology, ISSN:1098-5514

Li T-F, Hosmillo M, Schwanke H, et al., 2017, Human Norovirus NS3 has RNA Helicase and Chaperoning Activities., Journal of Virology, ISSN:1098-5514

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