Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry Division

The objectives of the Division are to gain insights into human biology and disease at the molecular level with a view to developing strategies for diagnosis and treatment.

Work in the Division focuses on biological processes central to immunity and cancer, and uses molecular, cellular and transgenic approaches, exploiting genomics, proteomics and molecular evolution.

In 2012 a new chemistry-oriented Centre for Chemical and Synthetic Biology (CCSB) was established, to help support the Division’s work in synthetic biology and strengthen its chemical expertise.

Group Leaders

Independent Investigator Scientists

Scientific Facilities within the Division

Emeritus Scientists

Past Group Leaders


Joint Heads of Division:
Mariann Bienz
Andrew McKenzie

Divisional Administrator:
Michele Hare

Assistant Divisional Administrator:
Jane Randall

Centre for Chemical and Synthetic Biology Administrator:
Emma Thurston

Division ofProtein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry,
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology,

Francis Crick Avenue,
Cambridge Biomedical Campus,
Cambridge CB2 0QH,
UK.

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 267090
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 213556