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Rick Lewis' Academic Positions

    2007-Present Professor of Structural Biology, Structural Biology Laboratory, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University, UK.
    2003-2007 Reader, Structural Biology Laboratory, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University, UK.
Rick Lewis' Research Positions

    2003-2005 Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow and Reader, Structural Biology Laboratory, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University, UK.
    2000-2003 Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford, UK.
    1994-2000 Post-doctoral research assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of York, UK.
Rick Lewis' Education

    1991-1994 D.Phil. in Biochemistry (LMB), Hertford College, University of Oxford, UK. "X-ray crystallographic studies of fragments of DNA gyrase B protein". Supervisor Dr Dale B Wigley.
    1987-1991 BA 2.i (Hons) in Biochemistry, Hertford College, University of Oxford, UK. Part II in Prof DI Stuart's lab on FMDV.
Rick Lewis's Recent Departmental presentations and conferences

    2012 SysMO2 meetings in Dublin, Ireland and Newcastle, UK.
    2012 Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR, Singapore.
    2012 Protein structural biology: The power of seeing, a symposium celebrating the career of Professor Ted Baker. Auckland University, New Zealand.
    2012 37th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function, Lorne, Australia.
    2012 School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Newcastle University, Australia.
    2011 BaCell Meeting, Gottingen, Germany.
    2011 16th International Conference on Bacilli, Montecatini Terme, Italy.
    2011 BCA Winter Meeting, Diamond Synchrotron Light Source.
    2010 SysMO/SysMO2, Noorwijkerhout, The Netherlands.
    2010 SGM Irish Branch, Galway, Ireland.
    2010 Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.
    2010 Biochemical Society, Sheffield, UK.
    2009 Department of Biological Sciences, Warwick University, UK.
    2009 15th International Conference on Bacilli, San Diego, USA.
    2009 SysMO, Vienna, Austria (poster presentation).
    2009 School of Biology, Edinburgh University, UK.
    2009 BCA Spring Meeting, Loughborough, UK.
    2008 BaCell SysMO, Gottingen, Germany, UK.
    2008 School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University, UK.
    2008 School of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, Australia.
    2008 Institute for the Biotechnology of Infectious Disease, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
    2008 School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Newcastle University, Australia.
    2008 School of Biological Sciences, Auckland University, New Zealand.
    2008 SysMO, Bad Honnef, Germany (poster presentation).
Rick Lewis' Successful Grant Applications

    ARC, Ref DP110100190. Structure function analysis of the NusA-RNA polymerase interaction.
    BBSRC, Ref. BBI020012/1. Activation of peptidoglycan synthesis by outer membrane proteins. Role: Co-applicant.
    BBSRC, Ref, BBJ015016/1. Phosphotransferases in bacterial cell wall biosynthesis. Role Principal Investigator.
    Wellcome Trust ref. 060763/Z/00 "Structural studies of the stress-induced response of Bacillus subtilis" Role: RCDF to RJL.
    BBSRC Studentship ref. BBSSK200310109 "Studies of signal transduction pathways in bacteria" Role: Supervisor.
    BBSRC ref. BBSB05060 "Structure, function and mechanism of archaeal uracil sensors". Role: Co-applicant.
    BBSRC ref. BBD0004751 "Understanding the structural basis for carbohydrate-mediated activation of sensor proteins in bacterial two component systems". Role: Co-applicant.
    BBSRC ref. BBD0005211 "The general stress response of B. subtilis". Role: Principal Investigator.
    ARC ref. DP0664370 "Structural analysis and functional inactivation of bacterial transcription complexes". Role: Co-applicant.
    BBSRC/EPSRC ref. BBD00781X2 "Bioengineering a thermo-stable oxyanion reductase for enhanced selenate bioremediation". Role: Co-applicant.
    BBSRC ref. BBF0034041 "BaCell SysMO: Structural analysis of the interaction networks". Role: Principal Investigator.
    BBSRC ref. BBF00687X1 "Bifunctional thermostable DNA polymerases with co-dual DNA polymerase and reverse transcriptase activities for use in qRT-PCR". Role: Co-applicant.
    BBSRC ref. BBF0015331 "Functional studies of the stressosome". Role: Principal Investigator.
    BBSRC ref. BBG0015531 "The activation mechanism of the Bacillus subtilis stressosome signalling hub". Role: Principal Investigator.
    BBSRC ref. BBG0159021 "Cell morphogenesis in Bacillus subtilis: from genetics to exploitation". Role: Co-applicant.
    BBSRC ref. BBI0045721 "Modelling carbon core metabolism in Bacillus subtilis - exploring the contribution of protein complexes in core carbon and nitrogen metabolism". Role: Principal Investigator.
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Highlights

February 2014
JBC Best paper of the year 2013 awarded to Pr. Rick Lewis
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January 2014
2014 is the year of Crystallography
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January 2014
CCP4 Study Weekend
3-5th of January, Nottingham University Read more...

Contact Info

Newcastle Structural Biology Laboratory
ICAMB, Medical School University of Newcastle Framlington place NE2 4HH, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Phone: (191) 222-7436
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