Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Fersht, Alan
Location University of Cambridge
Primary Field Biophysics and Computational Biology
Secondary Field Biochemistry
 Election Citation
Alan Fersht pioneered the application of site-directed mutagenesis to protein engineering. He has applied this technique to determine the strength of electrostatic interactions in proteins, mechanisms of catalysis by enzymes through utilization of noncovalent binding energies, and the pathways and stability for a alpha-helix formation.
 Research Interests
Research interests include protein engineering, protein folding, and enzyme catalysis.

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