Structural Immunology Group at UCL
Welcome to the Structural Immunology Group at UCL led by Professor Stephen Perkins
research interests lie in solution structural determinations of proteins and
their interactions in the immune system, primarily involving the complement
proteins and antibodies. Our major technologies include X-ray and neutron
solution scattering and analytical ultracentrifugation. We use the X-ray ID02 and BM29 instruments at ESRF, the neutron SANS2d instrument at ISIS and the neutron instrument D22 at ILL.
We run two Beckman XL-I analytical ultracentrifuges which we make available to
other groups at UCL. We also possess surface plasmon resonance and dual
polarization interferometry equipment, and we maintain web sites that detail
mutations in the complement and coagulation proteins. We are also involved with
NMR and crystallographic studies as appropriate.
PhD/Mres Opportunities in the Group
We welcome inquiries from UK and Overseas students who are interested in joining us for a PhD degree course (3-4 years) or an MRes degree (one year). Professor Perkins is occasionally able to offer studentships. The Department also offers PhD degree programmes although awards are competitive. All applicants will need to complete an application form. Self-funded applicants should also consult the UCL tuition fees and funding pages.