We apply sophisticated analytical instrumentation to the investigation of the mechanisms of human disease


Our group is interested in the way biomolecules interact. We work with proteins, the machines of the cell, as well as lipids, key fat molecules that create structural membranes.

Our interest is focussed on how the three-dimensional structures of these molecules determine how they function, and how failures of function result in human disease.

We work with a range of collaborators to address medical challenges. We currently are focussed on the mechanisms of lipid damage and repair in Alzheimer's disease, with additional projects characterising human tear film and the malarial parasite.