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.


Congratulations to Francesco Fiorentino 
At the 22nd IMSC 2018 Conference held in Florence in August, Francesco won a poster award sponsored by “Chemistry, A European Journal” and Wiley for one of the six best posters in the conference (among ~1100 posters). See the poster here.

RSC President 
July 2018: Carol was honoured and delighted to take over the role of President 2018-2020 for the Royal Society of Chemistry.

National Academy of Sciences
May 2017:  Carol has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences US as a foreign associate in recognition of her significant contributions to science.  She would like to thank her research group over the years for all their efforts which have contributed to this honour. NAS Group Celebration


Forthcoming Lectures 2018:

4th October: Joe L Franklin Memorial Lecture, RICE, Houston, Texas, USA

5th October: Texas A&M IONS@Work Mass Spectrometry Symposium, TAMU, Texas, USA

9th October: Louis-Jeantet Symposium, Geneva, Switzerland

27th October: Protein Research Frontier of the 2018 World Life Science Conference, Beijing, China


















Selected Publications

Protein assemblies ejected directly from native membranes yield complexes for mass spectrometry.
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.
Science, 2018, 362(6416): 829-834.

PtdIns(4,5)P2 stabilizes active states of GPCRs and enhances selectivity of G-protein coupling.
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.
Nature, 2018, 559(7714): 423–427

Ligand binding to a G protein-coupled receptor captured in a mass spectrometer.
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.
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

Membrane proteins bind lipids selectively to modulate their structure and function.
A. Laganowsky, E. Reading, T. M. Allison, M. B. Ulmschneider, M. T. Degiacomi, A. J. Baldwin and C. V. Robinson.
Nature 2014, 510(7503), 172-175



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