Professor Sir David Stuart
David is Director of Life Sciences at Diamond Light Source and is responsible for both beamlines (X-ray, IR and UV) as well as the electron Bio-Imaging Centre (eBIC), a key part of Diamond’s Life Sciences programme. In addition to this, he works on the structure of viruses, structural vaccinology and anti-viral drug discovery. His group have been part of international collaborations studying the structures of the SARS-CoV-2 proteins and interactions with antibodies. The research provides better understanding of how antibodies work against the virus and how variant viruses escape some of these antibodies. The teams at Diamond have also been involved in finding new drugs and helping to identify existing drugs that could be repurposed in the fight against COVID-19. David is also Professor of Structural Biology at the University of Oxford, and Director of Instruct-ERIC.