Dr Anthony J Wilkinson


Professor at the Department of Chemistry


Exploiting N-myristoyltransferase as a drug target in malaria and leishmaniasis


University of York


York, United Kingdom

Tony undertook PhD studies at Imperial College London focused on enzyme mechanism and specificity. Subsequently during postdoctoral periods at Harvard (Cambridge, USA), Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) and York he developed interests in DNA enzymology and protein crystallography. Since 2002, his work has embraced structural studies of proteins from apicomplexan and kinetoplastid pathogens most notably in collaborative work seeking to exploit N-myristoyltransferase as drug target in malaria and leishmaniasis.
In addition to his research Tony is an enthusiastic teacher of Biochemistry to Chemistry students. He is Treasurer of the European Biophysical Societies Association, responsible for the financial governance and sustainability of a preeminent Biophysics Grouping.