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Sir Henry Dale Fellow and University Academic Fellow
Group Leader

Anton completed a PhD in 2013 at the University of Adelaide under the supervision of Prof John Bowie and Dr Tara Pukala. His PhD work focused on the development of novel negative ion-mass spectrometry amenable crosslinking reagents and the study of amphibian antimicrobial peptides. In 2013 Anton relocated to the University of Leeds as a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof Alison Ashcroft, Prof Sheena Radford FRS and Prof Peter Henderson. During his postdoctoral studies, Anton developed new methods in native mass spectrometry, chemical crosslinking and fast photochemical oxidation of proteins and used these methods to study systems spanning membrane proteins, chaperones and amyloid. In January 2020 he began a new role at the University of Leeds as a University Academic Fellow and Group Leader in Biological Mass Spectrometry. Outside of the lab Anton likes to travel, spend time at his allotment, cook, and enjoy good beer and wine!



Postgraduate Researcher

I joined the lab in October 2020. My PhD project is to explore the mechanism of viral factory formation, to hopefully aid the development of novel antivirals. I completed my MSc in Infection, Immunity and Human Disease in September 2020 at the University of Leeds. My research project with Dr. Brian Jackson focused on protein-protein interactions between host cell and KSHV infected cells through STIP1 protein folding and chaperone pathways in the hope to find novel antiviral targets for KSHV. Outside the lab, I enjoy exploring new places in Leeds and beyond as even after 4 years here there's still so much to see!