Imperial College London

Stephen Curry is a Professor of Structural Biology at Imperial College where he teaches life sciences students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His main research interests currently are in structural analysis — mainly using X-ray crystallography— of the molecular basis of replication RNA viruses such as foot-and-mouth disease virus and noroviruses.

Curry is also a regular science writer. Since 2008 he has been writing regularly about his research and the scientific life past and present (including issues such as open access and research assessment) on his Reciprocal Space blog ( and at the Guardian ( He has a particular interest in the history of X-ray crystallography and made several short films on the subject in collaboration with the Royal Institution (

In addition Curry is a founder member and vice-chair of Science is Vital, a UK group that campaigns on scientific issues, and is also on the board of directors of the Campaign for Science and Engineering.