Profile of Professor Jonathan Heddle
Jonathan Heddle studied Pharmaceutical Science at The University of Nottingham, UK before moving to The University of Leicester to work on the antibacterial target DNA gyrase and its inhibitors. He then moved to Japan as a Japan Society for Promotion of Science Special Research Fellow where he first studied structural biology before setting up his own laboratory increasingly researching bionanoscience first at Tokyo Institute of Technology and then at RIKEN. He recently moved back to Europe to head a lab at the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Poland where he leads the Bionanoscience and Biochemistry Laboratory. He is interested with combining molecular biology, structural biology and biophysics with diverse areas of science (chemistry, mathematics, physics) with the ultimate aim of building intelligent nanomachines which will have multiple applications, notably in human health.