Research projects

Research projects

Protein interactions involved in sepsis and immune defence leading to the rational design of new drugs

Targeting the allosteric control of alarmone synthetases to tackle bacteria persistence​

Developing new approach to improve the druggability of small G proteins based on the catalytic mechanisms and structural details​​


2017-2018  Cardiff Uni Startup Grant

£25,000 PI

2017-2020  Cardiff Uni PhD Studentship

£57,000 PI

2017-2019  Wellcome Trust Seed Award £98,772 PI

Structure and biochemical studies of glycosidases involved in mucin degradation

Structural and NMR studies of the catalysis of DNA-repairing enzymes

Protein Crystallography Facilities

2018-2020 The AMS Springboard Award 

£99,060 PI

2018-2021   EPSRC DTP Studentships 

£57,000 PI

2018-2019  Royal Society Research Grant 

£15,000 PI

Formulatrix MUVIS plate imager

(Royal Society Research Grant) 

Oryx4 Crystallisation Robot

(Cardiff University funded) 

Leica M125 stereo microscope

(Wellcome Trust Seed Award)

Leica M60 stereo microscope

(AMS Springboard Award)

20-degree plate incubator

(Wellcome Trust Seed Award)

Molecular Biology Facilities


4-degree cabinet

BioRad Gel Imager


(Wellcome Trust Seed Award)

Thermo Nanodrop

AKTA Purifier FPLC

Eppendorf Centrifuge

(Wellcome Trust Seed Award)

BMG FLUOStar OPTIMA Plate Reader

Shimazu UV-Vis Spectrometer

Beckman Coulter Avanti JXN Centrifuge

Innova incubator shakers


0.30a Lab

0.30b Lab

0.30b Lab

School of Chemistry Sharing Facility

Bruker amaZon Iontrap ES/APCI MS

Waters Synapt MALDI MS

Agilent 7900 ICP MS

Bruker DRX 600 MHz with cryoprobe

Cardiff University

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