Professor James Naismith FMedSci FRS
Professor of Chemical Biology and Director of Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, University of St Andrews
Naismith is cited for his stunning structural and chemical dissection of the many proteins involved in natural product recognition, synthesis and export. His work has revealed new paradigms in the recognition of nucleic acids and carbohydrates, unveiled novel chemical mechanisms for enzymatic nucleophilic substitution and addition and provided the first views, both structural and dynamic, of polysaccharide export systems in bacteria. His work is characterised by a synthesis of three-dimensional structural understanding with profound chemical insight.
Molecular insights into pressure sensing (MP3)