Centre for Structural Biology

The Massey University Centre for Structural Biology combines state-of-the-art crystallographic, NMR, computational, biochemical, and biophysical approaches to study biomolecular structure, dynamics and interactions. Research interests cover a wide range of systems, including proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and ligands.

The centre houses New Zealand's finest collection of NMR spectrometers (700, 500, 400 and 200 MHz) along with a a new Xray diffraction suite. Support resources include a dedicated computer facility, fully equipped molecular/protein laboratory and associated capabilities (Sequencing, Synthesis, MS, DLS, STM-AFM-CFM, CD, SPR, etc.).

The CSB is home to approximately 30 research personnel from the Institute of Fundamental Sciences including the following PIs and key permanent personnel:



These staff have authored and coauthored over 400 independent publications in international refereed journals.

X-ray crystallography
NMR spectroscopy
and imaging

Prof Geoffrey Jameson
Director of the Centre

Dr Patrick Edwards
Technical Director of BioNMR Research

Assoc Prof Bill (M) Williams

Dr Andrew Sutherland-Smith

Jason Hindmarsh

Dr Tammy Lynch

Dr Bryan Anderson

Dr Gillian Norris

Books of Interests

NMR_Primer.jpgNMR Primer: an HSQC-based approach (with vector animations).
S.M. Pascal.
Animations by Jennie M. McKelvie. IM Publications, 2008.
NMR_Specto.jpgDingley, AJ, Pascal, SM (editors) (2011) Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy volume 3 in the series “Advances in Biomedical Spectroscopy” IOS press


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