About us

Molecular Biophysics uses physical techniques and physics in the study of biological molecules.

We are engaged in structural biology research utilising all of the X-ray techniques; protein crystallography, small angle scattering and XAS (X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy), neutron scattering, numerous biophysical methods (including EPR [Electron Paramagnetic Resonance] and single crystal spectroscopies) and computational approaches (molecular dynamics).

Our research interests include molecules involved in neurodegenerative diseases, tuberculosis, malaria, drug metabolism, NO-signalling and the nitrogen cycle. We are also engaged in method developments including use of combined methods (structural and spectroscopic), X-ray radiolysis, limiting radiation damage, sample delivery for X-ray free electron lasers and sulphur phasing.