Professor of Biophysics, Head of Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering, Heriot-Watt University
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- Professor Rory Duncan is a biophysicist who works in the field of molecular membrane biology and is Director of the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering at Heriot-Watt University
- Director and PI of the Edinburgh super-resolution imaging consortium, a pan-Edinburgh open-access advanced imaging facility
- Director of Edinburgh Biosciences Ltd, a biophotonics company that specialises in laser-based medical devices and technology translation
- Smyth AM, Yang L, Martin KJ, Hamilton C, Lu W, Cousin MA, Rickman C, Duncan RR. Munc18-1 protein molecules move between membrane molecular depots distinct from vesicle docking sites. J Biol Chem. 2013 Feb 15;288(7):5102-13.
- Yang L, Dun AR, Martin KJ, Qiu Z, Dunn A, Lord GJ, Lu W, Duncan RR, Rickman C. Secretory vesicles are preferentially targeted to areas of low molecular SNARE density. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49514
- Vesicle fusion probability is determined by the specific interactions of munc18. Smyth AM, Rickman C, Duncan RR. J Biol Chem. 2010 Dec 3;285(49):38141-8.
- t-SNARE protein conformations patterned by the lipid microenvironment. Rickman C, Medine CN, Dun AR, Moulton DJ, Mandula O, Halemani ND, Rizzoli SO, Chamberlain LH, Duncan RR. J Biol Chem. 2010 Apr 30;285(18):13535-41.
- Munc18/Syntaxin interaction kinetics control secretory vesicle dynamics. Rickman C, Duncan RR. J Biol Chem. 2010 Feb 5;285(6):3965-72.