I lecture thermodynamics (to undergraduate chemical engineers). My research focuses on biological interfaces. These include
1) The cell membrane - this is the interface between the innards of the cell and its environment. Drug binding, signal transduction and antibody recognition are all phenomena that I am interested in understanding.
2) Viruses - especially those with a phospholipid membrane interface such as HIV and Influenza.
3) The bacterial cell membrane - how antibiotics interact with the bacteria
4) The interface between living tissue and machines
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor for Materials and Design MSc
BSc (First Class) Queen Mary, University of London
Phd University of St-Andrews, Scotland
Postdoc University of Cambridge
Postdoc Sandia National Labs, USA
British Biophysical Society
Royal Society of Chemistry
Institute of Physics
Russian literature, culture and language
Watching snooker on TV
Designing experiments, especially thermodynamics practicals
Cyberplasm - building hybrid bio/machine robots.
Protocell Assembly - creating the simplest self replicating artificial entity, i.e. artificial cell.
Origins of life - How did life on Earth evolve?
Cancer cell biophysics
Drug/cell surface interactions
PhD Student - Natalie Adams
PhD Student - Orr Yarkoni
PhD Student - Darman Nordin
PhD Student - Ana Penaherrera
Postdoc - Lynn Donlon
EPSRC/NSF Grant - "Cyberplasm" £301,000
EPSRC Grant "Surface Nanostructures For The Study of Biomolecular Recognition,Chirality And Crystal Growth" Principal Investigator, value £298,000
Thermodynamics Stage 1
Thermodynamics stage 2
Fluid Mechanics Stage 1
Crystallization Stage 3
Biomaterials Stage 3/4
Nanotechnology on the MRes in Biomedicine