Professor Joe Marsh

Personal Chair of Computational Protein Biology


I joined the MRC Human Genetics Unit as a Chancellor’s Fellow in 2014 in order to start an independent research group. We use computational methods to study the role of protein complexes in normal biological process and in human disease.

Prior to this, I was a postdoc in the group of Dr Sarah Teichmann at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and the EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, supported by HFSP and EMBO fellowships. My postdoctoral research focused on using structural bioinformatic approaches to study protein flexibility and the structure, assembly and evolution of protein complexes.

I completed my PhD in 2009 in the group of Dr Julie Forman-Kay at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children. My research there involved both experimental and computational characterisation of the structure and dynamics of intrinsically disordered proteins, and how these properties are related to their interactions with other proteins.


Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Toronto Structural Characterization of Disordered States of Proteins