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The Berry Research Group

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Group Leader - Prof. Alan Berry, FRSC
Research Interests: Protein Engineering, redesign and directed evolution.
BSc in Biochemistry with Physiology, University of Southampton; PhD Biochemistry, University of Southampton; SERC Overseas postdoctoral fellowship at ETH-Zurich; Royal Society University Research Fellow University of Cambridge; University Lecturer in the School of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Leeds; Reader in Enzymology, University of Leeds; Professor of Molecular Enzymology, University of Leeds.

Contact details:
Astbury Centre of Structural Molecular Biology, Garstang Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Tel: 0113 343 3158;
email: a.berry@leeds.ac.uk

Current Group Members

Alex Moloney
Alex is a BBSRC iCASE student who started in October 2015. Alex works on threonine aldolases and is part funded by DrReddy's (chirotech)
Alex Moloney
Emily Turri
Emily is a BBSRC-funded PhD student. Emily gained her degree in Biochemistry at the University of Leeds and started her PhD in October 2016. She is working on the enzymes and pathways of terpenoid biosymthesis.
Emily Turri
Ieva Drulyte
Ieva is a Wellcome Trust funded student working on structure-activity relationships in polyketide synthases.
Ieva Drulyte
Robert Smith
Robert joined in October 2013 funded by a BBSRC CASE studentship with GSK to work on the introduction of unnatural amino acids to generate new enzyme activities.
Robert Smith

Past Group Members - where are they now?

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We would like to thank the following organisations for the funds to support our research:
BBSRC, MRC, EPSRC, The Royal Society, The Wellcome Trust, and The University of Leeds.