Dame Louise Johnson(1940-2012), Physicist, structural biologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Biochemist and protein crystallographer, Johnson's extensive research into the behavior of protein kinases has been crucial in finding the causes of diseases and determining how new drugs interact with particular proteins. A degree from the University of London in physiology was followed by gaining a PhD from The Royal Institution in biophysics. Johnson became a demonstrator in the department of Zoology at Oxford University in 1967. Her work around the enzyme lysozyme was carried out here alongside training many future crystallographers. Professor of Molecular Biophysics at the University of Oxford 1990-2007, appointed DBE in 2003 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1990.
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