Julien Bergeron

Structural Studies of Nanomachines 

About me


In the summer 2017, I will start my own research group, in the department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Sheffield. 

I am currently a senior fellow in the lab of Dr Justin Kollman at the University of Washington (Seattle), where I am using cryo-EM to characterize bacterial nano-machines.

I completed my PhD at King's College London, under the supervisions of Professor Michael Malim and Dr Mark Sanderson, where I investigated molecular aspects of the interaction between the HIV protein Vif, and its binding partners EloBC. Subsequently I moved to the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), where I characterized the type III secretion system using a combination of NMR, X-ray crystallography and Electron Microscopy.

Outside the lab (and occasionally inside the lab too), I mostly enjoy music and beer. I am part of a band called Structure 2 Function, which plays geeky academia-related alternative rock/electro.

Latest News

22/12/16 - Our cryo-EM structure of the T3SS basal body has been published in the journal Nature: goo.gl/9grdaT

02/12/16 - I am recruiting a PhD student to join my (forthcoming) lab in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Sheffield, UK. Interested candidates should apply here.

30/10/16 - I will be giving a talk at the Sheffield Imagine: Imaging Life launch symposium, in January 2017: http://goo.gl/bc72LW