Dr J.J. Phillips joined The Living Systems Institute at the University of Exeter as a Senior Research Fellow in 2017. There he established a research group focused on protein functional switching and biochemical information processing. Prior to this, he previously held an industrial fellowship at MedImmune/AstraZeneca developing approaches to analyse protein dynamics. His postdoctoral research was in synthetic biology, using statistical mechanics models to rationally engineer protein structural switches and prior to this he completed a PhD in protein folding at the University of Cambridge.
Dr J.J. Phillips' main research interest is to understand how information is processed at a molecular level in natural, biomedical and artificial systems. He aims to understand and control the dynamic behaviour of protein molecules to perform biochemical computing.