My group uses multidisciplinary computational and experimental biophysical approaches to understand pathways that involve biological membranes at the molecular level of detail. The lab is currently supported by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship awarded in 2020.
Research focus areas include:
Mitochondrial pathways involved in ageing and age-related disorders; targetting of nanoparticles and viral vaccines to membranes (collaborations with Bracewell group UCL and AstraZeneca); lipid modulation of membrane proteins; rational design of lipid-like molecules in biotherapeutics; relationship networks to characterise links between ageing and space flight (in collaboration with Vector Space BioSciences).
Current funded opportunities:
A BBSRC PhD Studentship in “Cryogenic electron microscopy-based understanding of viral vector heterogeneity to aide process development" co-supervised with Prof. Dan Bracewell, UCL, is available beginning October 2023.
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et al., 2018, Protein assemblies ejected directly from native membranes yield complexes for mass spectrometry, Science, Vol:362, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:829-+
Rouse SL, Matthews SJ, Dueholm MS, 2018, Ecology and biogenesis of functional amyloids in pseudomonas, Journal of Molecular Biology, Vol:430, ISSN:0022-2836, Pages:3685-3695
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et al., 2017, A new class of hybrid secretion system is employed in Pseudomonas amyloid biogenesis, Nature Communications, Vol:8, ISSN:2041-1723