School of Crystallography,
University of London
The department is multidisciplinary including molecular biologists, biochemists, biologists, chemists, crystallographers, physicists, all with an interest in structure. It has an international reputation for its research and teaching and has consistently obtained high gradings in research assessment exercises. It also has pioneered the Principles of Protein Structure course on the Internet.
Birkbeck College was founded in 1823 as the London Mechanics' Institute and since 1926 has been one of the multifaculty schools of the University of London, specialising in evening courses for part-time students. Birkbeck College is situated in Bloomsbury near to the British Museum.