School of Life Sciences

Moore Lab

The Moore Laboratory's research interests are focussed upon the structure and function of the alternative oxidases in plants and parasites.

In particular we are interested in how the structure of this important but enigmatic protein influences its function in plants and parasites. Although this protein has been known for over 100 years still relatively little is known about its mechanism of action or physiological significance. To this end we are crystallising mutant and wild-type forms of the protein from both plants and human pathogens which will provide structural and mechanistic clues as to its function in vivo.

A spinout bio-pharma company, AlternOx Scientific has been founded to bring Sussex AOX research to market for agrochemical and clinical applications. Professor Moore is on the board of the company as its Chief Scientific Officer.

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Professor Tony Moore


University of Sussex
John Maynard Smith Building
Brighton, BN1 9QG

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