The Division of Structural Biology
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The P323L substitution in the SARS-CoV-2 polymerase (NSP12) confers a selective advantage during infection.
Goldswain H. et al, (2023), Genome Biol, 24
The lipid linked oligosaccharide polymerase Wzy and its regulating co-polymerase, Wzz, from enterobacterial common antigen biosynthesis form a complex
Weckener M. et al, (2023), Open Biology, 13
Structural and biophysical characterization of the Borna disease virus 1 phosphoprotein
Whitehead JD. et al, (2023), Acta Crystallographica Section F Structural Biology Communications, 79, 51 - 60
Continuous population-level monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in a large European metropolitan region
Emmenegger M. et al, (2023), iScience, 26, 105928 - 105928
The Division of Structural Biology (STRUBI) is a research centre of excellence for the study of the molecular and structural basis of biology. Students in STRUBI study a wide range of problems from a structural and mechanistic perspective using a range of structural biology methods including X-ray Crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, NMR and other biophysical and biochemical methods. For details of the projects available and how to apply, please look under the Studentships tab.
Robert Gilbert - Targeting cancer mechanisms
David Stuart - Structural Biology & Vaccines
Yvonne Jones - Cancer & Protein Crystallography
Kay Grünewald - Structural cell biology of virus infection
Sergi Padilla-Parra - Virus Entry