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Max Ryadnov

Max Ryadnov leads the Biometrology Research area at NPL. His research aims at providing translational metrology in the areas of antimicrobial discovery, regenerative medicine and synthetic biology.

Max Ryadnov

Principal Research Scientist

Max Ryadnov leads Biometrology research area at NPL. He is also a visiting Professor at King’s College London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Biology. Max obtained his MSc in Biochemistry (summa cum laude) from the Russian Academy of Sciences and PhD in Chemistry from Moscow State University. Following his academic tenures at Bristol (URF) and Leicester (Lecturer), he joined 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, a SUPA lectureship in Chemical Physics with the University of Edinburgh and Fellowships in the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Biology. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications (incl. primary reports in Angew Chem, JACSNature Mater, Nature Commun, PNAS), numerous book chapters, two books (Bionanodesign, 2009, with its second edition out in 2019), several international patents, and is a co-editor of two RSC book series – Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins and Synthetic Biology.

His current research is funded by the National Measurement System, Innovate UK, EURAMET, RCUK, STFC and aims at providing translational metrology for antimicrobial, cell and regenerative therapies as well as engineering biology. His work continues promoting science beyond the bench and is regularly covered in industry-oriented magazines and by the mainstream media

Max has founded and chairs a technical working area for synthetic biomaterials in VAMAS, which provides leadership in international standardization activities to support the uptake of SynBio innovations to industry.

Areas of interest

  • Biomolecular metrology: chemistry and physics
  • Molecular and systems biophysics, live-cell imaging and molecular microscopy
  • Advanced therapies and diagnostics, regenerative and synthetic biology

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