Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994 – 1995
    PDRA Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Oxford

  • 1995 – 1999
    Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Oxford

  • 1995 – 1998
    E.P.A. Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowship Linacre College

  • 1997 – 1999
    Stipendiary Lecturer in Biochemistry with responsibility for admissions St Hilda’s College

  • 1998 – 1999
    McIlrath Senior Research Fellowship St Hilda’s College

  • 1999 – 2005
    Titular University Lecturer in Molecular Biophysics, Anne Tucker Fellow in Biochemistry, St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

  • 2006 – 2008
    Awarded title Reader in Structural Biology

  • 2010 – 2013
    Co-director James Martin Vaccine Design Institute, University of Oxford

  • 2006 – 2013
    University Lecturer in Chemical Pathology, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology & Tutorial Fellow in Biochemistry, Brasenose College, Oxford. (Titular Professor of Chemical Pathology)

  • since 2013
    Professor of Microbiology, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow Wadham College, Oxford

Selected publications

  • Chillakuri, et al. (2013) Notch ligands contain a phospholipid recognition domain at their extracellular N-terminus. Cell Reports 5, 861-867

  • Abrusci, P., et al. (2013) Architecture of the major component of the type III secretion system export apparatus. Nature SMB 20, 99-104

  • Rollauer, S., et al. (2012) Structure of the TatC core of the twin arginine protein transport system. Nature 492, 210-214

  • Le Friec G, et al. (2012) The CD46-Jagged1 interaction is critical for human T(H)1 immunity. Nat Immunol. 13, 1213-1221

  • Schneider, M., et al. (2009) Neisseria meningitidis recruits factor H using protein mimicry of host carbohydrates Nature 458, 890-3 *joint corresponding authors

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of Molecular and Cellular Medicine Board, Medical Research Council since 2014

  • Member of European Synchrotron Radiation Macromolecular Crystallography Review Board since 2013

Media coverage

  • Variety of interviews with press and radio surrounding award of fellowships / papers

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • teaching / mentoring young scientists

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children born 1996 and 2000

  • Keen musician and involved in running choirs for children aged 4-18 in spare time as well as singing/playing regularly


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