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Dr Piraveen Gopalasingam

Graduate Teaching Assistant


I obtained my PhD from University of Birmingham in 2015 where I studied the structural biology and biophysics of oncogenic phosphatases. My postdoctoral research focused on protein:drug interactions and was conducted within University of Warwick. 

I joined Kingston University in 2015 as a graduate teaching assistant for undergraduate biological sciences modules, Level 4 in particular, and supervise Cancer & Haematology MSc project students throughout the summer.

Areas of specialism

  • Structural biology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Enzymology
  • Cell signalling cascades
  • Structural bioinformatics


  • 2009-2015: PhD Structural Biology, University of Birmingham
  • 2006-2009: BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London


Utilising a suite of structural bioinformatics tools we investigate the structures and interactions of various disease relevant biomolecules, with a focus on cancer. Methods include homology modelling and molecular docking. Current projects: Modelling the structure and interactions of the oncogenic protein tyrosine phosphatase Shp2.The role of oestrogen-like compounds secreted by the parasite S. Haematobium in bladder cancer.



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