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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Professor Randy J Read

Professor Randy J Read

Professor of Protein Crystallography

Develop methods for X-ray crystallography and apply to medically-relevant proteins

Randy Read is accepting applications for PhD students.

Department of Haematology
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
Wellcome Trust/MRC Building
Hills Road

Cambridge CB2 0XY
Office Phone: 01223 336500

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Research Interests

We are interested in the structural biology of medically-relevant proteins, including bacterial toxins (pertussis toxin, Shiga-like toxins), serpins (angiotensinogen, thyroxine- and corticosteroid-binding globulins) and enzymes mutated in inherited metabolic diseases (e.g. galactosylceramidase).  We also have a long-standing interest in developing new likelihood-based methods for macromolecular crystallography, in particular methods for solving structures by molecular replacement or single-wavelength anomalous diffraction.


  • Bacterial toxin
  • Structural Biology


  • Cross-sectional and cohort studies
  • X-Ray Crystallography