Welcome to the Robinson Group

Our team comprises researchers with diverse backgrounds: from chemists and physicists to structural biologists and engineers, we all work towards the common goal of deciphering protein structure and function in the gas phase.


New Paper Publication
Congratulations to Dr Joe Gault and Dr Idlir Liko on the publication of their Nativeomics paper which can be read here and found on Nature.com.  Also an interview with Carol Robinson.

Othmer Gold Medal
Carol was honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Othmer Gold Medal. The award ceremony is currently scheduled for May this year.

to Jingwen Li who successfully defended her DPhil thesis on 12th February.

A warm welcome to 
Jianxiong Zhao who took up his postdoctoral position in the laboratory in December 2019.

Royal Medal A from The Royal Society
Carol was delighted to be the recipient of the 2019 Royal Medal A from The Royal Society.   The award was presented at The Royal Society on 9th October.

Novozymes Prize
The 2019 Novozymes Prize of DKK 3 million was awarded to Carol for her scientific breakthroughs in use of mass spectrometry for proteome analysis. Prize recipient made proteins float in soap bubbles.




Forthcoming Lectures 2020:



For further information on any of the events above, please contact Louise Stile (louise.stile@chem.ox.ac.uk)



















Selected Publications

Y. M. Abbas, D. Wu D, S. A. Bueler, C. V. Robinson and J. L. Rubinstein.
Structure of V-ATPase from the mammalian brain.
Science, 2020, 367(6483): 1240-1246.

L. H. Urner, I. Liko, H-Y Yen, K. K. Hoi, J. R. Bolla, J. Gault, F. G. Almeida, M. P. Schweder,D. Shutin, S. Ehrmann, R. Haag,  C. V. Robinson and K. Pagel.  
Modular detergents tailor the purification and structural analysis of membrane proteins including G-protein coupled receptors.
Nat Commun, 2020, 11(1): 564.

C. V. Robinson.
Mass spectrometry: From plasma proteins to mitochondrial membranes.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2019, pii: 201820450.

D. S. Chorev, L. A. Baker, D. Wu, V. Beilsten-Edmands, S. L. Rouse, T. Zeev-Ben-Mordehai, C. Jiko, F. Samsudin, C. Gerle, S. Khalid,
A. G. Stewart, S. J. Matthews, K. Grünewald and C. V. Robinson.
Protein assemblies ejected directly from native membranes yield complexes for mass spectrometry.
Science, 2018, 362(6416): 829-834

H-Y. Yen, K. K. Hoi, I. Liko, G. Hedger, M. R. Horrell, W. Song, D. Wu, P. Heine,  T. Warne, Y. Lee, B. Carpenter, A. Plückthun, C. G. Tate, M. S. P. Sansom and C. V. Robinson.
PtdIns(4,5)P2 stabilizes active states of GPCRs and enhances selectivity of G-protein coupling.
Nature, 2018, 559(7714): 423–427.

H-Y. Yen, J. T. S. Hopper, I. Liko, T. M. Allison, Y. Zhu, D. Wang, M. Stegmann, S. Mohammed, B. Wu and C. V. Robinson.
Ligand binding to a G protein-coupled receptor captured in a mass spectrometer.
Sci Adv, 2017, 3(6): e1701016.

The role of interfacial lipids in stabilizing membrane protein oligomers.
K. Gupta, J. A. Donlan, J. T. Hopper, P. Uzdavinys, M. Landreh, W. B.Struwe, D. Drew, A. J. Baldwin, P.J. Stansfeld, C.V. Robinson.
Nature, 2017, 541: 421-424.



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