National Physical Laboratory

Max Ryadnov

Current interests

Max Ryadnov
  • Protein chemistry, design and physics
  • Molecular and membrane biophysics, low- (chiroptical) and high- (NMR) resolution spectroscopy, mass-spectrometry and microscopy
  • Biomolecular metrology, regenerative and synthetic biology


Max Ryadnov is NPL's Science Area Leader for Biotechnology.

Max obtained his PhD from Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian Academy of Sciences in 2000. After a postdoctorate in Sussex, he pursued independent academic research in Bristol and Leicester before joining NPL as a principal research scientist in 2010.

His research aims at revealing exploitable design principles of biomolecular structure and function for prescriptive molecular diagnostics and therapy.

Max holds a joined academic appointment with the University of Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Recent selected publications

  • Nanoscale imaging reveals laterally expanding antimicrobial pores in lipid bilayers
    Rakowska et al
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (2013), 110, pp 8918-8923
  • Anti-antimicrobial peptides: coiled-coil-mediated host defense antagonism
    Ryan et al
    J Biol. Chem. (2013), 288,pp 20162-20172
  • Arbitrary self-assembly of peptide extracellular microscopic matrices
    Bella et al
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2012), 51, pp 428-431
  • Membrane mediated regulation in free peptides of HIV-1 gp41: minimal modulation of the hemifusion phase
    Cerasoli et al
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2012), 14, pp 1277-1285

Contact details

Tel: 020 8943 6078

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2014
Created: 2 Jun 2011