Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Research groups

Qilong Wu


Postdoctoral Scientist–Biochemical/Biophysical protein-ligand discovery

Research Interests

Qilong studied for Biomedical Sciences in Queen Mary University of London from 2013 to 2015 and also obtained his Bachelor of Medicine from Nanchang University in 2018. Between 2018 and 2022, he worked with Dr. Benjamin Stieglitz in the School of Biological and Behavioral Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, to investigate the function and structure of a human ubiquitin E3 ligase known as HOIL-1.

Qilong moved to Oxford in 2022 to join Dr. Jon Elkins's group as a post-doctoral research scientist. His research interests are mainly to understand the mechanism and structure of proteins that are related to human disease.The research questions he is looking to answer include functional characterisation, structural determination, and inhibitor development of currently underappreciated kinases and proteins. The main techniques he utilises in his research are molecular biology, mammalian cell genome editing using CRISPR-Cas9 system, protein purification, X-ray crystallography, cell culture (mammlian and insect cells), biological assays (e.g., protein enzymatic assay, intracellular target engagement assay using bioluminescence resonance energy transfer) etc.