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.


A very warm welcome to 
Dr Corinne Lutomski who takes up her Marie Curie Fellowship and Dr Tarick El Baba taking up his Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship, both in Carol's lab.

Stein & Moore Award
Carol was delighted to be chosen as the winner of the 2019 Stein & Moore Award, which she received in Seattle at the 33rd Protein Society Annual Symposium.

Congratulations to Kin Kuan Hoi
At the CSHA 2019 Meeting on Membrane Proteins: from Physiology to Pharmacology, Hugh won a poster award presented by Valda Vinson (Editor, Science). See the poster here.

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

Celebration of Mass Spectrometry Conference 2019
24-26th March 2019, University of Oxford, UK
You can find further details here.

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 2020:

20th February: 'Mass Spectrometry - from plasma proteins to mitochondrial membranes', Babraham Lecture, Cambridge

24th February: 'Macromolecular assemblies in the gas phase', Molecular Fabric of Life, Jerusalem

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



















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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