Zhuo Angel Chen

I studied in Lanzhou University (P.R China) from 1998 to 2002 for my Bachelor Degree major in Bio-technique. Afterwards I spent more three years in this university and got my Master degree in Biochemistry.

In 2006, when I moved to Scotland I got the chance to work on proteomics as a volunteer researcher in University of Edinburgh. Supervised by Dr Andy Cronshaw I focused on protein identification with mass spectrometry. During this period I meet Dr. Juri Rappsiber. I was impressed by his idea about using cross-linking and mass spectrometry for structural analysis of protein complexes.

In 2007 I joined Juri’s group as a PhD student and started my project on cross-linking/MS technique. Protein cross-linking is a low-resolution, structural analysis technique that allows one to determine distance constraints within single proteins or protein-protein complexes. My research targets on both technique development, and its applications in biological stories.