Research Groups

BvK Lab

Dr Burak V KABASAKAL received his BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Hacettepe University. After graduate studies in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Hacettepe University, University of California, Davis and Imperial College London, respectively, he obtained a PhD degree in Dr. James W Murray Lab in Life Sciences from Imperial College London, UK. During his PhD, he studied structural and functional relations of carbon and nitrogen fixation proteins, and he was awarded International Biochemical Society Student Scholarship (2016), European Crystallography Association (ECA) Young Scientist Award (2016), International Crystallography Association (IUCR) Young Scientist Award (2016), and Stanford University Bio-X Award (2015). He then moved to Bristol as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Bristol, Biochemistry Department for about two years. His research interests are the structure-function relationship of proteins, using electron cryo-microscopy and X-ray crystallography. He has nearly thirty protein structures published in the Protein Data Base (PDB).