Our laboratories are located in the Chemistry Department at the University of Oxford and our research is focussed on understanding protein interactions in the gas phase.
To carry out this research we have adapted mass spectrometry instrumentation and methods to transfer protein complexes with as little perturbation as possible as they transition from solution to the gas phase.
We focussed first on soluble proteins and more recently on membrane embedded assemblies trying to recreate their native environments as closely as possible.
Carol Robinson holds the Chair of Dr. Lee's Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. She is Co-founder and Director of OMass Therapeutics and Director of the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery.
From our first experiments in 1993, in which we investigated protein folded pathways, through to our most recent investigations of membrane protein-lipid interactions, mass spectrometry has played a central role.
Our research requires the coming together of many different disciplines to understand the structure and function relationships of proteins.
We welcome applications from enthusiastic and motivated students for vacancies within the Robinson Lab.
A warm welcome to Hannah Britt who joined the Group at the start of August.
Congratulations to the Robinson labs for being awarded a LEAF Silver award this week!
A warm welcome to Linda Webb who joined the team as Carol's new Executive Assistant on the 13th of June.
A warm welcome to Haigang Song who joined the Group in Jun 2022.
A warm welcome to Neha Kalmankar who joined the Group in April 2022.
Congratulations to Dan for successfully defending his DPhil thesis. We wish you all the best.
A warm welcome to Susanne Mesoy and Maya Miller who joined the Robinson Group team in January 2022. We look forward to working with you.
Congratulations to Josh Sauer for successfully defending his DPhil thesis. We wish him all the best for the future.
Dr. Leonhard Urner selected for 5 year research programme.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Leonhard Urner is one of six researchers selected by the State of Nordrhein-Westfalen to receive a 5 year programme grant to further his research into the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance. The names of the six selected scientists were released at the end of July.
Husband and Wife team Corinne Lutomski and Tarick El-Babatalk about their research in developing methods to inhibit the Covid 19 virus using mass spectrometry. Click on the image to see page 12-14 of the Periodic magazine.
Carol will be giving a virtual lecture at the Department of Chemistry’s lecture series.
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Dr. Corinne Lutomski: Consortium for Top-Down Proteomics Seminar Series.
Prof. Robinson: The Michael Smith Distinguished Research Lecture (virtual) at the University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Tarick El-Baba and Corinne Lutomski, 69th ASMS conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics. Details can be found here
Prof. Robinson. The 10th Anniversary of International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) on the theme of 'Looking towards the next decade of chemical biology'. This presentation can be found on ICBS2021 (chemical-biology.org).
Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford - Mass spectrometry and its role in drug discovery.
The Jones Lecture, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
Weekly seminar series, Nanoscale Science Department, Max Plank Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart.
Scripps Research Annual Frontiers in Chemical Biology.
21st RSC/SCI Medicinal Chemistry Symposium European Biophysical Societies Association (EBSA).
Babraham Lecture Series, University of Cambridge (talks.cam)
European Biophysical Societies Association (EBSA)
ACS Publications Symposium: Innovation in Measurement Science. Lecture: 'New tools to study viruses' Program – ACS Publications Symposium
The 2021 Hinshelwood Lectures, University of Oxford. A series of 4 lectures relating to 'A New Phase for Structural Biology' https://canvas.ox.ac.uk/courses/103045.