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Didi He

Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017-2020)

  • Project: X-ray and Cryo-EM structures for novel human membrane protein targets in diabetes and obesity

Biography

Didi was awarded a Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2017, working with Prof Liz Carpenter in Structural Genomics Consortium (Currently Centre for Medicines Discovery). During her fellowship, she has gained more insights into the structures and functions of human integral membrane proteins involved in diabetes/obesity and cancer. She mainly investigated on the solute carrier transporters using X-ray crystallography and single particle cryo-electron microscopy. She also generated and screened antibodies against these disease related protein targets in Novo Nordisk (Måløv).

Following her fellowship, Didi has joined Confo Therapeutics as a research scientist in the Structural Biology group, working on the structural and function characterisation of GPCR and nanobody development. She will connect more with the upstream biology discovery and the downstream assay development and small molecule screening teams.