Personal profile


I first developed an interest in structural molecular biology during my undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield. To pursue this interest, I studied for a PhD in X-ray crystallography at the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, University of Leeds under the supervision of Prof. Simon Phillips. I then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow under the supervision of Prof. Steve Homans and Prof. Steve Baldwin. By studying how a range of small molecules bind to the hydrophobic pocket of a small protein, we were able to demonstrate that hydrophobic ligand-protein interactions can be enthalpy driven with a significant contribution from London dispersion forces.

In 2006, I started a postdoctoral position at the University of York work under the supervision of Prof. Jennifer Potts on fibronectin-binding proteins from pathogenic bacteria, elucidating mechanisms of the beta-zipper interaction.

I joined the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Huddersfield in September 2008.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The causative agent of Lyme Disease - Borrelia burgdorferi

Research Degree Supervision

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Fibronectins Medicine & Life Sciences
Thermodynamics Medicine & Life Sciences
Ligands Medicine & Life Sciences
Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Binding Sites Medicine & Life Sciences
Calorimetry Medicine & Life Sciences
Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A Medicine & Life Sciences
Gelatin Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2017

2 Citations

Mesoscopic structure of pectin in solution

Alba, K., Bingham, R. J. & Kontogiorgos, V. 1 Jun 2017 In : Biopolymers. 107, 6, 8 p., e23016

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fractal dimension
5 Citations

Pectin isolation and characterization from six okra genotypes

Kpodo, F. M., Agbenorhevi, J. K., Alba, K., Bingham, R., Oduro, I. N., Morris, G. A. & Kontogiorgos, V. 1 Nov 2017 In : Food Hydrocolloids. 72, p. 323-330 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations

The Borrelia afzelii outer membrane protein BAPKO0422 binds human Factor-H and is predicted to form a membrane-spanning beta-barrel

Dyer, A., Brown, G., Stejskal, L., Laity, P. R. & Bingham, R. 1 Aug 2015 In : Bioscience Reports. 35, 4, p. e00240

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Borrelia burgdorferi Group
Membrane Proteins
35 Citations

Staphylococcal biofilm-forming protein has a contiguous rod-like structure

Gruszka, D. T., Wojdyla, J. A., Bingham, R. J., Turkenburg, J. P., Manfield, I. W., Steward, A., Leech, A. P., Geoghegan, J. A., Foster, T. J., Clarke, J. & Potts, J. R. 24 Apr 2012 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109, 17, p. E1011-E1018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Membrane Proteins
Staphylococcus aureus
Protein S
4 Citations

Structural basis of peptide recognition by the angiotensin-1 converting enzyme homologue AnCE from Drosophila melanogaster

Akif, M., Masuyer, G., Bingham, R. J., Sturrock, E. D., Isaac, R. E. & Acharya, K. R. Dec 2012 In : FEBS Journal. 279, 24, p. 4525-4534 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A
Drosophila melanogaster