Julien Bergeron

Structural Studies of Nanomachines 


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


Since Nov 2015         Senior Fellow, University of Washington

Group of Justin Kollman (Department of Biochemistry).


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



  • 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)



  • 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)



  • 2013: Michael Page Post-doctoral Fellow award

  • 2012: Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund scholarship

  • 2007: Susan Tucker Memorial Prize


    • 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


      • 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