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Dr Mark Sanderson's research interests include structural biology of DNA recognition proteins and structural studies on viral proteins and complexes of medical interest.

BSc in Biochemistry, University of East Anglia, 1977
PhD in Biophysics, King's College London, Jan 1981

Awards and Prizes

  • SRC/CASE Award with Roche Products Ltd, (with Dr S. Neidle, King's College, London, Biophysics Department).
  • Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
  • Visiting Fellowship from the Netherlands Research Council (Z.W.O.) at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
  • Anna Fuller Fund Fellowship at Yale University.
  • NIH sabbatical fellow with Prof. Nigel Grindley FRS and Prof. Vinzenz Unger, Dept of Mol. Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University.
  • British Crystallographic Association (BCA), Prof. David Blow Crystallographic Prize, 2007.
  • Asclepius Award presented by Spandidos Publications, at the Molecular Medicine and Oncology Conference, Athens 2015.
  • Fellowship of the Royal Society of Biology (2015- ).

Previous Appointments

  • Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Chemistry, Leiden University 1981-1983.
  • Netherlands Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Leiden University 1983.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Yale University, Departments of Chemistry
    and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry 1983-1988.
  • Team Leader (with tenure), Institute of Cancer Research 1988-1991.
  • Lecturer in Biophysics, University of London, King's College 1991-1999.
  • Reader in Biophysics, University of London, King’s College 1999-present.
    Sabbatical Fellow, Dept. of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry,
    Yale University 2006-2007.
  • Committee member of British Crystallographic Association (BCA) 2013-
    BCA - Biological Structures Group. (Treasurer) 2016-
Course leader: Molecular Biophysics for Medical Sciences MRes
Course teacher: Biochemistry