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Mechanism and regulation of biological systems

We are interested in using the tools of organic chemistry to understand biological problems. Research includes mechanistic enzymology of enzyme-catalysed reactions, the synthesis of novel probes of biological function and the biophysical characterisation of protein-protein interactions. More information about current group members and research projects can be found via the links to the left.

If you are interested in joining the research group at any level then feel free to contact Dr Mike Webb directly.


  • August '13 - NERC PhD studentship to work on biological material in atmospheric ice nucleation available.
  • August '13 - Mike presents at the 9th International Congress of the NDP Kinase/Nm23/awd Gene Family in Boston
  • July '13 - Tom McAllister presents his PhD work at the RSC Challenges in Chemical Biology meeting in Boston
  • July '13 - Congratulations to Tom and Jeff and all the masters students on graduating
  • April '13 - Mike presents some of Zhenlian, Jeff and Tom's work at the Cambridge Biochemical Society meeting on Exploring kinomes: pseudokinases and beyond
  • February '13 - Congratulations to Tom and Jeff - both of whom are now officially PhD graduands.
  • Photo of the Webb group April 2013