Christopher Kay

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Prof. Christopher Kay

Telephone Number: 
+44 (0)207 679 7312
Telephone Extension: 
37 312
Fax Number: 
+44 (0)207 679 7096
Structural & Molecular Biology
Research Interests: 
Characterisation of defects and dopants in semiconductors such as diamond and silicon
Structure and function studies of redox active proteins, including flavoproteins, quinoproteins, and metalloproteins
Characterisation of novel materials based on derivatives of porphyrins and phthalocyanines
Combining X-ray crystallography with nitroxide spin-labelling to build models of proteins in their working states
  • DPhil, Department of Physical Chemistry, Oxford University 1990 – 1993
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, Free University Berlin 1993 – 1997
  • Research Scientist, Department of Physics, Free University Berlin 1997 – 2005
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology, University College London 2006 – 2011
  • Reader in EPR Spectroscopy, Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, University College London 2011 – present
Awards and honours: 

Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow

Higher Education Academy, Associate Fellow

External positions held: 
  • Secretary, ESR Spectroscopy Group of the RSC (2006-11)
  • Lecturing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Teaching of a postgraduate laboratory course
  • Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research projects