Research in the lab focuses on pushing the limits of structural techniques to reveal structure and movement in large dynamic protein complexes. We also use synthetic biology to engineer microbes to produce biofuels.
Major research themes:
- Site specific labeling of proteins to probe structure and dynamics using techniques including Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Fluorescence Spectroscopy
- Tracking the structural gymnastics of the CLIC ion channel proteins
- Probing structure and dynamics in Troponin the ‘ON’ switch for muscle contraction
Development of nanodiamonds as biological probes
- Engineering of microbes to produce bio-hydrogen
- Participated in iGEM – the international synthetic biology competition since 2010!