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Thomas Newport

Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biochemistry Unit
Dept. of Biochemistry
University of Oxford
South Parks Road

Telephone: 01865 613304
Fax: 01865 613238

e-mail: tom.newport@bioch.ox.ac.uk

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Development of realistic membrane models and a scalable web interface for the MemProtMD database

I am currently working on extending the MemProtMD database to use appropriate physiologically realistic bilayers, and developing a web interface to make full results accessible to the wider scientific community.

Public Engagement

I am interested in using digital technologies to present scientific methodologies and results both to the wider scientific community and to the public.


I completed my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at St Hilda's College, Oxford before beginning a DPhil with the Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre. I am currently in the second year of my DPhil under the supervision of Mark Sansom and Phillip Stansfeld.

September 2014 - Development of realistic membrane models and a scalable web interface for the MemProtMD database
Supervised by Mark Sansom and Phillip Stansfeld (Department of Biochemistry, Oxford)

July 2014 - September 2014 A web-based viewer for protein structure predictions for the Plasmodium falciparum exportome.
Supervised by John Vakonakis (Department of Biochemistry, Oxford)

April 2014 - June 2014 An extension to the Peak-N model: The plant flowering decision may be optimised by anticipating PeakN using the endogenous carbon to nitrogen ratio.
Supervised by Lee Sweetlove, Lindsay Turnbull (Department of Plant Sciences, Oxford) and Neil Dalchau (Biological Computation Research Group, Microsoft Research Cambridge)

May 2012 - January 2013 Reconstruction of gene and genome duplications in Lupinus from RNAseq Data.
Supervised by Dmitry Filatov (Department of Plant Sciences, Oxford)

Last updated 12/03/2015