Syma Khalid graduated with a first-class degree in chemistry from the University of Warwick in 2000. She remained at Warwick to read for the Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Professor P. Mark Rodger. After obtaining her Ph.D. degree in 2003, she moved to the University of Oxford as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Professor Mark Sansom's Laboratory to study the structure-function relationship of bacterial outer membrane proteins. During her postdoctoral work, she became interested in the application of molecular simulation techniques to problems in bionanotechnology. From 2006, she was funded by the Oxford Bionanotechnology IRC to pursue a number of projects in collaboration with experimental groups. In 2007, she was appointed as an RCUK Fellow in chemical biology at the University of Southampton. In 2009, she became a Full Lecturer at the University of Southampton. Her research interests focus on applying modeling and molecular simulation methods to study membrane proteins, in particular bacterial systems, and conformational dynamics of DNA.
Biography Updated on 11 December 2011