Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Rebecca Thompson

Senior Cryo-Electron Microscopy Support Scientist
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Contact:  Astbury 8.104, +44(0) 113 3434370, email address for  

Hesketh EL, Meshcheriakova Y, Thompson RF, Lomonossoff GP, Ranson NA The structures of a naturally empty cowpea mosaic virus particle and its genome-containing counterpart by cryo-electron microscopy Scientific Reports 7 -, 2017
DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-00533-w

Patel N, White SJ, Thompson RF, Bingham R, Weiß EU, Maskell DP, Zlotnick A, Dykeman EC, Tuma R, Twarock R, Ranson NA, Stockley PG HBV RNA pre-genome encodes specific motifs that mediate interactions with the viral core protein that promote nucleocapsid assembly Nature Microbiology 2 -, 2017
DOI:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2017.98
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Thompson RF, Walker M, Siebert CA, Muench SP, Ranson NA An introduction to sample preparation and imaging by cryo-electron microscopy for structural biology Methods 100 3-15, 2016
DOI:10.1016/j.ymeth.2016.02.017

Hurdiss DL, Morgan EL, Thompson RF, Prescott EL, Panou MM, Macdonald A, Ranson NA New Structural Insights into the Genome and Minor Capsid Proteins of BK Polyomavirus using Cryo-Electron Microscopy Structure 24 528-536, 2016
DOI:10.1016/j.str.2016.02.008
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Hesketh EL, Meshcheriakova Y, Dent KC, Saxena P, Thompson RF, Cockburn JJ, Lomonossoff GP, Ranson NA Mechanisms of assembly and genome packaging in an RNA virus revealed by high-resolution cryo-EM Nature Communications 6 -, 2015
DOI:10.1038/ncomms10113
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Bain J, Ruiz-Pérez L, Kennerley AJ, Muench SP, Thompson R, Battaglia G, Staniland SS In situ formation of magnetopolymersomes via electroporation for MRI Scientific Reports 5 -, 2015
DOI:10.1038/srep14311
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Reddington SC, Baldwin AJ, Thompson R, Brancale A, Tippmann EM, Jones DD Directed evolution of GFP with non-natural amino acids identifies residues for augmenting and photoswitching fluorescence Chemical Science 6 1159-1166, 2015
DOI:10.1039/c4sc02827a
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Goodchild SC, Sheynis T, Thompson R, Tipping KW, Xue WF, Ranson NA, Beales PA, Hewitt EW, Radford SE β<inf>2</inf>-microglobulin amyloid fibril-induced membrane disruption is enhanced by endosomal lipids and acidic pH PLoS ONE 9 -, 2014
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0104492
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Dent KC, Thompson R, Barker AM, Hiscox JA, Barr JN, Stockley PG, Ranson NA The asymmetric structure of an icosahedral virus bound to its receptor suggests a mechanism for genome release Structure 21 1225-1234, 2013
DOI:10.1016/j.str.2013.05.012
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