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I am Professor of Molecular Biology in the Structural Biology Division at the Wellcome Human Genetics Centre and Head of Protein Production UK at the Rosalind Franklin Institute on the Harwell Science Campus.

What is your main area(s) of interest/expertise?

Biotechnology and it application to the analysis of protein structure and function.

What are you working on right now?

We are producing key SARS-CoV-2 proteins for the development of antibody assays to detect immune responses to the virus. We are also generating novel single domain antibodies to probe the structural organisation of the virus. These binding agents have the potential to block the interaction between the virus and human cells.

Why is Oxford a good place to work in this field of research?

The Rosalind Franklin Institute is located on the Harwell Campus, home to the UK National facilities for Structural Biosciences, Diamond Light Source and Electron Biological Imaging Centre. There are close scientific links between Oxford and Harwell and being part of both the University and the Franklin means that we have the benefit of two world-class scientific environments. 

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