Dr Julia Richardson


Senior Lecturer (from 2014)

Wellcome Trust University Award Fellow (2008-2013)

Research Fellow  (2004 -2007) 

Caledonian Research Foundation Fellowship  (2000 - 2003)

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship  (1995 - 2000)  at University of Edinburgh from 1998

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (1993 - 1995) with Prof Steve Homans (University of Dundee and St Andrews) 


PhD in Physical Chemistry (1989 - 1993) supervised by James Keeler and Ernest Laue  (University of Cambridge) 

BSc (Hons) Chemistry (1st) (1985 - 1989) University of Edinburgh 

Responsibilities & affiliations

Director of the Biochemistry Honours programme

Undergraduate teaching

Director of the Biochemistry Honours Programme

Structural Biology 4 (Course Organiser and lecturer) 

Biochemical Techniques 4 (Lecturer)

Biochemistry Research Project (Course Organiser)

Biochemistry Tutorials and Synoptic Exam  (Course Organiser)

The Dynamic Cell 2 (Lecturer)


Postgraduate teaching

MSc Biophysical Chemistry (Lecturer)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Lu Zhang

Current research interests

The central theme of our work is understanding how proteins capture, cut, paste, remodel or repair DNA. We are studying the molecular mechanisms of DNA transposition and the repair of protein-DNA complexes. We combine biochemical experiments with integrated structural biology tools, including X-ray Crystallography, Small Angle Scattering, NMR and Fluorescence Spectroscopy.