Simon Newstead is the Professor of Molecular Membrane Biology in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and the Biochemistry tutor at Christ Church. He 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. Research in the group focuses on understanding how proton gradients and pH regulate transport and trafficking at molecular and cellular levels in health and disease.
Research in the laboratory is currently funded by the Wellcome Trust and UKRI through the MRC and BBSRC.
MRC Career Development Award – 2009
Wellcome New Investigator Award – 2014
BCA Early Research Award – 2015
Wellcome Investigator Award – 2020
Wellcome Collaborative Award – 2020
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