Profile of Dr Louise Walport
Louise Walport obtained her doctorate under the supervision of Prof. Chris Schofield and Prof. Christina Redfield focussing on mechanistic studies of histone demethylases. Following further postdoctoral work in Oxford, she was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship to work in the group of Hiroaki Suga at the University of Tokyo, where her interest in cyclic peptides arose. Since 2018, she is a lecturer in the Chemistry Department at Imperial College London and a group leader at the Francis Crick Institute. Her group is particularly interested in developing new approaches to understand the regulation of enzyme-catalysed post-translational modifications using cyclic peptide-based tools.