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Professor James Naismith FRS FRSE FMedSci

Job Title
Director of the Research Complex at Harwell; Professor of Structural Biology
Department
BSRC, The North Haugh, The University
Institution
St Andrews University
Year elected
2012

Interests

Specialities

structural and biochemical studies of enzymes in humans and pathogens

Section committee elected by

Physics, chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, mathematics, informatics and engineering applied to biomedicine

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Jim Naismith is Professor of Chemical Biology at St Andrew’s University. He recognised the emerging problem of antibiotic resistance and has devoted his scientific career to the development of new therapeutic compounds and the identification of novel targets specific to microbial pathogens. Highlights include solving the structure and mechanism of a bacterial fluorinating enzyme, determining the mechanism of tryptophan 7-halogenase and establishing the structure of an open E. coli mechanosensitive channel. His contributions have been recognised by the Carbohydrate Chemistry Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Leverhulme Prize in Molecular Biology and the Colworth Medal of Biochemical Society.

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