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John Innes Centre appoint two new Group Leaders


JIC are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Group Leaders, Dr Dmitri Ghilarov and Dr Michael Webster

The Webster lab aim to understand the fundamental mechanisms of photosynthetic gene expression. They use cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to determine structural models of large protein complexes and develop models of their activity using biochemical and biophysical techniques.
This insight will guide efforts to improve the photosynthetic output of crops and establish methods for the use of plastids as expression platforms for valuable proteins. Learn more about Michael’s research

The Ghilarov lab is investigating protein molecular machines to discover, design and develop better antimicrobials. He is using structural biology methods, mostly cryo-electron microscopy, to study how peptide antibiotics are synthesised, transported and how they interact with their targets.