Josep Font Sadurni
Josep Font is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Medical Sciences, the University of Sydney. Dr. Font has been working on membrane proteins and structural biology for over 10 years. His research is focused on determining structures of biological molecules that will enhance understanding of important biological processes and lead to the development of novel therapies for diseases. He has established a number of new techniques and pipelines at the Discipline of Pharmacology at the University of Sydney, including a eukaryotic membrane protein expression and purification system using insect cells, a membrane protein crystallisation pipeline and a Cryo-EM pipeline for the study of amino-acid transporters embedded in nanodiscs. Dr. Font has 25 depositions in the Protein Data Bank, including 3 new Cryo-EM structures as the first author.
His expertise has been the basis for numerous high-impact publications and successful national and international collaborations. His work has been published in high-quality journals including research papers in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, Nature Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society and Accounts of Chemical Research. Dr. Font is a co-corresponding author in a paper just accepted for publication in Nature (13th January) where he played a leading role in the determination of a new conformation of a glutamate transporter using Cryo-EM (BioRxiv DOI:10.1101/2020.05.25.115360). His work has received more than 650 citations, with an H index of 17. He has presented at a large number of national and international conferences and has been the Co-Coordinator of the Australian Synchrotron Sydney CAP since 2017, as well as organiser of the NSW Cryo-EM User Meeting 2020. Dr. Font has supervised three postdoctoral fellows, four PhD students, three honours students and a large number of third-year Pharmacology students. Dr. Font has multiple national and international successful collaborations.
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