About the PI


Simon Newstead holds the https://kavlinano.ox.ac.uk/article/simon-newstead-appointed-david-phillips-professor-molecular-biophysicsDavid Phillips Chair of Molecular Biophysics in the Department of Biochemistry, is a member of the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery in Oxford and is a Professorial Fellow in Biochemistry at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. 

Simon received his MBiochem (Hons.) degree from the University of Bath in 2001 and his PhD in protein crystallography with Professor Garry Taylor at St Andrews in 2004. Simon then joined the membrane protein laboratory of Professor So Iwata, at Imperial College London, where he worked on structural studies of secondary active transporters and methods development in membrane protein structural biology. In 2009, he was awarded an MRC career development award to establish a research group in Oxford focused on structural studies on proton-coupled peptide transporters. In 2013 he became an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and in 2014 a Wellcome Investigator. In 2015 he was promoted to Professor and in 2019 elected to the Royal Society of Biology.  In 2022 Simon was elected to the David Phillips Chair in Molecular Biophysics and leads the Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics research theme in the department of Biochemistry. 

Research in the laboratory is funded by Wellcome and UKRI through the MRC and BBSRC.



David Phillips Chair of Molecular Biophysics – 2022

Member of the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery Oxford  – 2020

Wellcome Collaborative Award – 2020

Wellcome Investigator Award – 2020

BCA Early Research Award – 2015

Wellcome Investigator Award – 2014

MRC Career Development Award – 2009


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ORCID 0000-0001-7432-2270.