Helen Saibil#


Helen Saibil
Email:h.saibil 'at' mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk
Membership Number:4127
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:hsaibil
Elected:2015
Homepage: http://people.cryst.bbk.ac.uk/~ubcg16z




Present and Previous Positions
  • Bernal Professor of Structural Biology, Department of Crystallography
  • 10% secondment at Diamond Light Source, National centre for cryo electron microscopy
  • 2007 - 2008 Sabbatical fellowships (Wellcome and Leverhulme) held at EMBL Heidelberg
  • 1996 and 1997 Wellcome Trust Research Leave Fellowship
  • 1984 - 1989 Research Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford
  • 1984 - 1988 Demonstrator in Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • 1982 - 1984 Research Associate, Medical Research Council Project Grant, awarded to H.R.S., Biophysics Department, King's College London
  • 1979 - 1981 Research Assistant, Medical Research Council Project Grant, awarded to H.R.S. and Professor M.H.F. Wilkins, Biophysics Department, King's College London
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires, Grenoble, 1978. Head of Laboratory: Dr M. Chabre
  • 1977 - 1978 Canadian National Research Council NATO fellowship, held at Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires, Grenoble
  • Province of Quebec Postgraduate Scholarship, 1972-1976 (held at Kings College London)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cryo-electron microscopy
  • Structure determination
  • Molecular chaperones
  • Cellular aggregation
  • Amyloid
  • Membrane pore formation

Honours and Awards
  • 2001 Elected Member of EMBO
  • 2006 Chair of 1st European Gordon Conference on Three-dimensional electron microscopy
  • 2006 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 2009 Elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Chair of European Chaperone meeting (ESF, EMBO) in 1999 and 2013
  • 2014 Honorary Fellow, Royal Microscopical Society
  • 2014 Honorary Fellow, British Biophysical Society

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