Short CV/Education and training

  • 1983 – 1987
    BA Honours Chemistry, University of Oxford, St John's College

  • 1987 – 1990
    PhD in Biophysical Chemistry, Imperial College London, "Thermodynamic properties of electron transfer in Photosystem 2 reaction centres". Supervisor, Professor Lord Porter OM PRS Nobel Laureate. Co-supervisor, Professor J Barber FRS

  • 1987 – 1998
    Associate Lecturer, The Open University

  • 1990 – 1991
    Junior Research Fellow, Physical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford

  • 1991 – 1992
    Royal Society European Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Département de Biologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire, Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, France

  • 1992 – 1995
    Royal Society Rosenheim Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford

  • 1992 – 1995
    Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

  • 1995 – 2000
    Royal Society Rosenheim Research Fellow & proleptic University Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College London

  • 2000 – 2002
    University Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Bristol

  • 2002 – 2005
    Reader, Department of Biochemistry, University of Bristol

  • Since 2005
    Professor, School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol

Selected publications

  • Curnow, P., Di Bartolo, N.D., Moreton, K.M., Ajoje, O.O., Saggese, N.P. and Booth, P.J. (2011) A stable folding core in the folding transition state of an alpha-helical integral membrane protein. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108:14133-14138

  • Di Bartolo, N., Hvorup, R.N., Locher, K.P. & Booth, P.J. (2011) In vitro folding and assembly of the Escherichia coli ATP-binding cassette transporter, BtuCD. J. Biol. Chem. 286, 18807-15

  • Findlay, H.E., Rutherford, N.G., Henderson, P.J. & Booth, P.J.(2010) Unfolding free energy of a two-domain transmembrane sugar transport protein. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 18451-6

  • Miller, D., Charalambous, K., Rotem, D., Schuldiner, S., Curnow, P., & Booth, P.J. (2009) In vitro unfolding and refolding of the small multidrug transporter EmrE. J. Mol. Biol 393, 815-32

  • Curnow, P. & Booth, P.J. (2009) The transition state for integral membrane protein folding. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 773-8

  • Booth, P.J. & Curnow, P. (2009) Folding Scene Investigation: Membrane Proteins. Curr. Op. Struct. Biol. 19, 8-13

  • Barrera, N.P., Di Bartolo, N., Booth, P.J. & Robinson, C.V. (2008) Micelles protect membrane complexes from solution to vacuum. Science 321, 243-6

  • Curnow, P. & Booth, P.J. (2007) Combined kinetic and thermodynamic analysis of alpha-helical membrane protein unfolding. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA 104, 18970-18975

  • McKibbin, C., Farmer, N.A, Jeans, C. Reeves, P.J., Khorana, H.G., Wallace, B.A., Edwards, P.C., Villa, C. &Booth, P.J. (2007) Opsin stability and folding: modulation by phospholipid bicelles. J. Mol. Biol. 374, 1319-1332

  • Booth, P.J. & Curnow, P (2006) Membrane proteins shape up: understanding in vitro folding. Curr. Op. Struct. Biol. 16, 480-8



Complete list of publications

Additional qualifications

  • Diploma of Imperial College

  • MA University of Oxford


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Other activities and achievements/family

  • 1 child


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