- Biomolecular chemistry, design, metrology and physics
- Molecular and systems biophysics, live-cell imaging and molecular microscopy
- Antimicrobial discovery, regenerative and synthetic biology
Max Ryadnov leads the Biometrology Research area at NPL. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Moscow State University in 2000, then moved to the UK for a postdoctoral and, later, research officer positions at the University of Sussex. Afterwards, he pursued independent academic careers at the Universities of Bristol (URF) and Leicester (Lecturer) before joining the NPL as a Principal Research scientist in 2010.
Over the last 10 years, his contributions to physical and life sciences have been recognised by a Nesta Crucible Innovation Award (2008), a SUPA lectureship in Chemical Physics with the University of Edinburgh (2011–2015) and a fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2013). Max has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications (incl. primary research reports in high-impact Angew Chem Int Ed, Chem Sci, JACS, Nat Mater, PNAS, Sci Rep), numerous book chapters, two books (Bionanodesign, 2009, with its second edition out in 2017), several international patents, and is a co-editor of two RSC book series – Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins and Synthetic Biology.
His work continues promoting science beyond the bench, with an extensive coverage received in industry-oriented magazines (e.g. Drug Discov. World, Eur Biopharm Rev) and the mainstream media (example) in the UK and abroad.
Max is the chair of VAMAS for synthetic biomaterials, which provides leadership in international standardization activities to support the uptake of life sciences innovations into industry. His current research is funded by the National Measurement System, Innovate UK, EURAMET, RCUK, STFC and aims at providing translational metrology in the areas of antimicrobial discovery, regenerative medicine and synthetic biology.
Recent selected publications
- Engineering monolayer poration for rapid exfoliation of microbial membranes
Pyne A et al
Chem Sci, 8, 1105-1115 (2017)
- A de novo virus-like topology for synthetic virions
Noble J E et al
J Am Chem Soc, 138, 12202-12210 (2016)
- Structurally plastic peptide capsules for synthetic antimicrobial viruses
Castelletto V et al
Chem Sci, 7, 1707-1711 (2016)
- Differentially instructive extracellular protein micro-nets
Faruqui N et al
J Am Chem Soc, 136, 7889-7898 (2014)
- Nanoscale imaging reveals laterally expanding antimicrobial pores in lipid bilayers
Rakowska PD et al
Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA, 110, 8918-8923 (2013)
- Arbitrary self-assembly of peptide extracellular microscopic matrices
Bella A et al
Angew Chem Int Ed, 51, 428-431 (2012)
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