Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Staff Profile

Dr Julie Tucker

Senior Research Associate


Roles and Responsibilities

Senior Research Associate within the Cancer Structural Biology Group (Prof. Jane Endicott and Prof. Martin Noble) and part of a small team with responsibility for the provision of biophysical support (protein crystallography & a variety of other biophysical assays) to projects within the CRUK/Astex Drug Discovery collaboration.


  • DPhil. (Oxon) Molecular Biophysics
  • BSc. (Hons) Chemistry with a Year in France, University of York

Previous Positions

  • 2001-2013 Associate Principal Physical Scientist, AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • 1994-1997 Research Associate, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology, Cambridge
  • 1989-1990 Technician, Silsoe College, Cranfield University
  • Positions funded by MRC/AstraZeneca/GlaxoSmithKline

Honours and Awards

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Current Work 

Provision of biophysical support (protein crystallography and a variety of other techniques) to projects within the CRUK/Astex Drug Discovery collaboration

Research Interests

Structure Based Drug Design (with a history in Cancer and Infection targets)

Biophysical Characterisation of Protein-Ligand Interactions

Kinase Structure and Mechanism

Other Expertise

Recombinant Protein Expression and Purification (including membrane proteins)

LeanSixSigma training (optimisation of process efficiency)