Dr. Briony Yorke
Briony is a physical chemist who joined the Pearson Hamburg lab on day 1 (May 2014)! She graduated with a MChem (2009) from the University of Leeds and then stayed at Leeds for her PhD (2014) in the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology in the Wellcome Trust Sponsored PhD programme The Molecular Basis of Biological Mechanisms, working with Arwen, Mike Webb and Godfrey Beddard from Leeds and Robin Owen from Diamond Light Source. Briony’s research focuses on the use of the Hadamard transform for time-resolved experiments. Her PhD work on Hadamard crystallography was published in Nature Methods in 2014. In 2016 Briony was awarded a prestigous Henry Wellcome Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust to carry out independent research on UV damage to human crystallins – the proteins that make up the eye’s lens.