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Group Leader:

Luning Liu (PhD)

E: Luning.Liu("at")
T: +44 (0)151 795 4426

Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in Microbiology in 2008 from the Shandong University. He carried out a joint PhD project at the Leiden University, Netherlands (2005-2008), and then he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute Curie, Paris (2008-2010), and a Marie Curie research fellow at the Queen Mary University of London (2010-2012). He became a Principal Investigator at the University of Liverpool in December 2012 and has been awarded as a Royal Society University Research Fellow (10.2013-09.2018). His research interests include the molecular basis of protein assembly and dynamics in biological membranes, light-harvesting mechanism of the photosynthetic apparatus, and physiological regulation of bioenergetic machinery.

Expertise: Biochemistry, Synthetic Biology, Microbiology, Biophysics, High-Resolution Microscopy


Postdoc associate researchers:

Dr Fang Huang
Dr Jorge Rodriguez-Ramos

Dr Taiyu Chen

Dr Longsheng Zhao

Dr Tuomas Huokko


PhD students:

Selene Casella
Yaqi Sun

Yi Fang

Matthew Faulkner
Zimeng Zhang


Leanne Miller

Mengru Yang

Sam Weetman

Qiuyao Jiang

Monsour Al Hazeem


Tianpei Li



Mr Greg Dykes


Master students:

Ziyu Zhao


Project students:

Kristian Williams

Xiaolun Ma
Joshua Hayton

Edward Cairns



Former members:

Junting Han

Liza Klebe

Hanan Ali Alatawi

Chengzhi An

Patty Chen


Yizhou Wang

Yandi Zheng

Jonathan Simpson

Kate Potter

Sadia Noreen


Cristien Natal

Ryan Lin

Nicola Deeley

Sarah Zouggari
LuĂ­za Pereira de Oliveira


Natasha Petterson