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 Parisa Yavari, our new Laboratory Manager, who joined the team during the first week of January.
Congratulations to Xingyu Qiu from the Robinson Lab on defending his thesis and thanks to Frank Sobott and Jani Bolla for being the examiners.
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.
Dr Hannah Britt will be giving a talk entitled "A conformation-specific mass spectrometry approach to disease diagnosis" based on her postdoctoral research at University College London. The talk is on the 6th December at the Francis Crick Institute, and is part of the London Biological Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (http://lbmsdg.org/)
The 2022 Louis-Jeantet Prize Lecture, Louis-Jeantet Symposium
29 September 2022
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Massenspektrometrie (DGMS) Young Scientists Fall Meeting, Hünfeld, Germany
Speaker: Corinne (Lutomski) who gave a keynote lecture entitled: ‘Assembling and dissecting protein-protein interactions in a mass spectrometer’ at this meeting of the German Society of Mass Spectrometry.