Profile

Anthony J Wilkinson

Role

Professor at the Department of Chemistry

Speciality

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

University/Institution

University of York

Location

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.