Professor Yvonne Jones is Director of the Cancer Research UK Receptor Structure Research Group, which is focused on the structural biology of cell surface recognition and signalling complexes. Her research group investigates the molecular mechanisms that underpin cell-cell communication. This communication depends on receptors embedded in the surface membrane of the cell. These proteins provide potential targets for therapeutic intervention in many diseases, including cancer. Professor Jones’ lab is based at the Henry Wellcome Building for Genomic Medicine, within the Division of Structural Biology, and part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine.
Professor Yvonne Jones tells us how structural biology was brought into the field of immunology in Oxford, at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.
Professor Jones also explains the developments of her current research on cell surface receptors as mediators of nerve cells guidance.