Antson group investigates several biological processes involving protein-nucleic acid assemblies, of fundamental importance to human health. The group employs X-ray crystallography, biophysical techniques and electron microscopy to determine the structures of several viral, human and bacterial proteins. Click below for more information on our projects. Antson group is part of the larger York Structural Biology Laboratory (YSBL), which hosts around 70 researchers, 9 academic staff and one professor emerita. For more information on YSBL see our departmental website.

Bacterial viruses (bacteriophages) and evolutionarily related herpesviruses package their genomes using ATP-driven motors

Virus assembly

ATP motors










RNA metabolism