Phillip Stansfeld

BSc Edin, PhD Leics
College Lecturer in Biochemistry


I am a Stipendiary Lecturer in Biochemistry, covering aspects that include Structural Biology, Biophysical Techniques and Principles of Membrane Proteins.

About me

I have been a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Biochemistry since 2007. I have been a Lecturer at St Catherine's since 2011.


The general theme of my research is to use computational techniques to understand the properties of membrane proteins, which are involved in many diseases and are targets for approximately 50% of all pharmaceutical drugs.

I predominantly use molecular simulations to propose how these proteins move, engage with small molecules and interact with their lipid membrane environment.  I work in the Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biochemistry (SBCB) Unit which is directed by Professor Mark S. P. Sansom and is based in the Biochemistry Department. My research is funded by the BBSRC.

Graduate supervision

I supervise a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Department of Biochemistry.