Dr Lukoyanova is the EM
facility co-ordinator at the Institute of Structural
and Molecular Biology (ISMB). She oversee the day to
day operation of the Titan Krios and other equipment
in the facility, trains users on sample preparation,
assists with data collection and image processing. She is also actively involved in data
collection at the national Electron Bio-Imaging
Centre (eBIC) at Diamond.
colleagues from ISMB Birkbeck EM group she organises
and teaches at biannual EMBO courses on EM image
processing at Birkbeck. In collaboration with
colleagues from The Astbury Biostructure Lab
(University of Leeds), eBIC (Diamond light source),
Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging
(University of Glasgow) and Midlands Regional
Cryo-EM Facility (University of Leicester) she is
also participates in Community lead Cryo-EM Training program funded by
Wellcome and MRC (218785/Z/19/Z).
Her resent research
(collaboration with Prof. C. Kleanthous, University
of Oxford) focuses on the formation of E. coli outer
membrane ColE9 translocon complex (DOI: 10.15252/embj.2021108610 )
and structure of lymphocyte perforin pore (DOI:
Please visit ORCID
for a publication list.
Before becoming facility
co-ordinator, she was a senior postdoc in Prof.
H. Saibil’s group (Birkbeck). In this role, she
was responsible for the EM component of a
multidisciplinary study of the molecular mechanisms of
membrane disruption by MACPF/CDC pore-forming
proteins. Previously, she studied the structure of
septin filaments with Prof. J. Trinick (University of
Leeds) and actin and actin binding proteins during her
postdoctoral training under Prof. E. Egelman
(University of Virginia).