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Biomolecular Interactions

A research group of the Department of Biosciences.

Bioscience Embedded within Chemistry.

Biomolecular interactions, including contacts between biological macromolecules (protein/protein or protein/nucleic acids) and protein-ligand interactions are central to biochemistry. This grouping addresses fundamental questions concerning, for example, the recognition of DNA by bacterial proteins, the biophysical basis of allostery and the supply of metals to proteins. Multiple projects aim to identify targets for new antimicrobial (and antiviral) compounds and typically exploit a wide range of chemical, biochemical, and biophysical methods.

More than half of the members of the group are located in embedded biology laboratories within the Department of Chemistry and PIs have close interactions with the Bioactive Chemistry and Synthesis grouping in chemistry.

Group Coordinator: Prof Paul Denny

Academic Staff: Dr Tim R BlowerProf Martin CannDr Peter Chivers, Prof Paul Denny, Dr Karrera Djoko, Dr Sushma Grellschied, Prof Ehmke Pohl, Prof. Nigel RobinsonDr Martin Schröder, Dr Gary Sharples.

Affiliates: Dr Adam Benham, Dr P Chazot, Prof Tony Fawcett, Dr Martin Goldberg, Prof Keith Lindsey, Dr J Liu, Dr David Weinkove

Research Areas

  • Biomolecular interactions and protein-ligand interactions play a central role in all our research interest


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