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David Leys

Professor David Leys

Research Fellow


University of Manchester

Research summary

I have a major interest in the structure-function relationships of proteins. Working mainly as a protein crystallographer, I have made a number of important contributions, including elucidation of novel mechanisms of interprotein electron transfer, insights into the evolution of substrate channelling strategies, atomic insight into enzymatic H-tunnelling reactions, determination of the basis of transcriptional regulation of dehalorespiration.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Biochemistry and application of a novel cofactor: prenylated flavin

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: Jan 2016 - Dec 2020

Value: £50,000

Unravelling halorespiration, a process with significant bioremediation potential

Scheme: University Research Fellowship

Dates: Oct 2008 - Sep 2011

Value: £357,484

Scheme: University Research Fellowship

Dates: Oct 2003 - Sep 2008

Value: £263,795.60