Posted on 11 May 2012
Professor Fred Antson has been awarded a £1.3 million grant by the Wellcome Trust to support his Senior Research Fellowship for a further five years. The project titled “Structure and mechanism of multicomponent protein-nucleic acid assemblies” will enable Fred to investigate how viruses, such as bacteriophages and evolutionarily related herpes viruses, translocate their genomic DNA into capsids during viral particle assembly. Funding includes support for four researchers, equipment and consumables.
Fred has been a member of the Structural Biology Laboratory since 1992 and was first appointed as a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in 2002. This award recognises his achievements to date and the relevance of his programme of research to the aims of the Wellcome Trust.