Julien Bergeron

Structural Studies of Nanomachines 

FORTHCOMING POSITION:

Starting it the summer 2017, I will be a Lecturer in the department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, at the University of Sheffield, UK.

CURRENT POSITION:

Since Nov 2015         Senior Fellow, University of Washington

Group of Justin Kollman (Department of Biochemistry).

EDUCATION & ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

2010 - 2015                Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia

Supervisor: Dr. Natalie Strynadka (Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology).

2006 - 2010                 PhD in Biophysics, King’s College London, UK

Supervisors: Prof. Mike Malim (Department of Infectious Diseases) and Dr Mark Sanderson (Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics).

2004 - 2005                 Research Technician, Imperial College, London, UK

Supervisor: Prof. Xiaodong Zhang (Centre for Structural Biology).

2003 - 2004                 MRes in Structural Biology, Imperial College, London, UK

Supervisors: Prof. Paul Freemont and Prof. Steve Matthews (Division of Molecular Biosciences).

2001 - 2003                 BSc in Molecular Biology, King’s College London, UK

 

INVITED SPEAKER:

  • T3SS 2016 conference (Tubingen, 2016).
  • Rega Institute, KU Leuven (Leuven, 2016).
  • Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection, Imperial College London (London, 2014).

  • Keystone frontiers of Structural Biology meeting (Snowbird resort, Utah, 2014).

  • Frontiers of Biophysics symposium, Simon Fraiser University (Vancouver, 2014).

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford (Oxford, 2013).

  • Departement de Biologie Structurale et Chimie, Institut Pasteur (Paris, 2013).

  • Canadian National Proteomics Network Symposium (Vancouver, 2013).

  • Biophysical Society Meeting (Philadelphia, 2013)

 

FUNDING AND GRANTS:

  • 2014: Centre for Blood Research PDF transition grant, $5,000

  • 2013: Michael Smith post-doctoral fellowship, $ 90,000 (for 2 years)

  • 2005: Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health grant from the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity Trust, £90,000 (for 3 years)

 

PRIZES AND AWARDS:

  • 2013: Michael Page Post-doctoral Fellow award

  • 2012: Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund scholarship

  • 2007: Susan Tucker Memorial Prize

    TEACHING:

    • Guest lecturer, graduate course on Advanced Topics in Protein Chemistry at UBC, Spring 2015. Lecture topic: Macromolecular Electron Microscopy
    • Instructor, UBC Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate program workshop, Fall 2014. Topic: Structure rendition and movies using Pymol

    • Guest lecturer, 4th year undergraduate Enzymology course at UBC, Spring 2011. Lecture topic: HIV enzymes

      ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:

      • Reviewer for the journals Scientific Reports and PeerJ.
      • Chair of the UBC Structural Biology Discussion Group, January 2011-June 2013.
      • Member of the UBC post-doc association executive committee since September 2011, Vice-president in charge of social events August 2012-February 2014.

      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