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Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson

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Derek Wilson
Full Professor, Research Stream

Department

Chemistry
York Research Chair (Tier 2)

Eligible to Supervise

Physics and Astronomy Graduate Program

Website

Wilson Lab

Contact

Office Location 331C LSB
Phone Number 416 736 2100 ext. 20786

Research Interests

Protein Dynamics, Microfluidics, Time-resolved Mass Spectrometry, Biophysical NMR

Research is focused on the relationship between the conformational motions of proteins in solution (their dynamics) and their biological activity. The primary tool is Time- Resolved Electrospray Mass Spectrometry, a method that allows a wide range of active biochemical processes to be monitored on short (millisecond-to-second) timescales. This technique is combined with a number of other techniques, including biophysical NMR and H/D exchange to obtain a highly detailed, dynamic picture of protein function. There is also a significant technology development component to the work.

Sub-Discipline

Analytical Chemistry, Biological Chemistry

UN Goals

Good Health and Well-being
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