York’s biological chemistry research, including structural and chemical biology has its epicentre in the York Structural Biology Laboratory (YSBL).
Our work focuses on the fundamental chemical bases for biological and biochemical processes, the use of small molecules to probe cellular biology, software and methods development and on the exploitation of enzymes in biocatalysis. In 2019 we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering work in protein molecule research.
YSBL has a long and successful tradition of collaborative research with academic and industrial partners. This has included the hosting of numerous visitors from around the world, providing hands-on training and experience of practical and computational aspects of protein structure determination and analysis.
Professor Anthony Wilkinson, Head of York Structural Biology Laboratory
Established in 1976 by Professors Guy and Eleanor Dodson
Winners of the 2019 Queen's Anniversary Prize
70 staff and PhD students, including 13 academic staff and research fellows
Research and innovation focus areas
The laboratory's research can be categorised broadly under three main headings:
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