Robert Dods  - University of Gothenburg

Rob comes from Nottingham in the UK and attained his Masters of Science in Natural Sciences at Durham University.  He joined the NanoMem training program as a PhD student (ESR) in Richard Neutze's lab (Partner 1, UGOT) on February 1st, 2013.  Rob is investigating the conformational changes of photo-excited proteins on an ultrafast time-scale, utilizing advances made in X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) science.  He is working with solution-based time-resolved wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) as well as time-resolved serial femtosecond crystallography (SFX).  To this end he has made one exchange to Hamburg (Partner 9, UHAM) to learn how to produce microjets needed for the injection of samples at an XFEL.  He has participated in two joint experiments at the LCLS, the world's first XFEL in Stanford: in February 2014 in collaboration with Partner 2 (PSI), Partner 4 (SWISSCI) and Partner 9 (UHAM); and in October 2013 in collaboration with Partner 9 (UHAM). 



Wickstrand, C., Dods, R., Royant, A. & Neutze, R. (2015) Bacteriorhodopsin: Would the real structural intermediates please stand up? Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1850(3),536-53. [FULLTEXT]