melissa sharp

Melissa Sharp

Scientist for Sample and User Facilities

Research Interests

My research interest lies in the field of protein dynamics, in particular to characterise the inter-domain motions and correlate these with the biological function of the protein. The main technique used to measure the slow protein dynamics is neutron spin-echo spectroscopy.

Selected Publications

  • The spin-echo spectrometer at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)  Ohl, M.; Monkenbusch, M.; Arend, N.; Kozielewski, T.; Vehres, G.; Tiemann, C.; Butzek, M.; Soltner, H.; Giesen, U.; Achten, R.; Stelzer, H.; Lindenau, B.; Budwig, A.; Kleines, H.; Drochner, M.; Kaemmerling, P.; Wagener, M.; Moeller, R.; Iverson, E. B.; Sharp, M.; Richter, D.  NIMA  (2012) 696 85 - 99 DOI:10.1016/j.nima.2012.08.059

Career History

  • Postdoctoral fellow, ESS AB, 2009 - 2012 Stationed at SNS-NSE, Oak Ridge as instrument scientist in a collaboration with FZ Julich
  • Instrument scientist, GKSS Research Centre, 2007 - 2009 Responsible for SANS-2 and DCD
  • PhD, University of Bristol, 2003 - 2007 Supervisor: Prof. Terence Cosgrove Thesis title: Using block copolymers to solubilise model adjuvant
  • MChem, Oriel College, University of Oxford, 1999 - 2003