Sam Hay

Sam Hay is a Reader at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. He is interested in how biological processes – reactions and interactions – are governed by their underlying physics. The main focus of this work is the role of protein dynamics and quantum mechanics during enzyme catalysis and the use of proteins and enzymes as structural and/or functional biomaterials and sensors. This work employs both experimental and theoretical approaches, with an emphasis on instrument and method development and the development of new theory and models to underpin experiment.