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Dr Jonathan Mullins

Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker
Academic Office - 135
First Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Jonathan is an expert in computation of the structure, function and interactions of proteins (receptors, transporters, enzymes etc.) at whole genome / proteome scale, and linking this to health and disease and drug discovery. He heads up a research group and spin-out company at Swansea University Medical School, working on innovative academic research and commercial R&D in Structural Bioinformatics, applied to a broad range of biological problems, including a current Innovate UK funded project focused on development of an antiviral drug screening platform for Covid-19.  The research is getting ahead of the virus by modelling hypothetical variants and structural changes, targeting new strains before they happen.  

Areas Of Expertise

  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Supercomputing
  • Drug Discovery
  • Platform Development
  • Health Data Research
  • Covid-19

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Jonathan lectures on the Graduate Entry Medicine course (biochemistry, metabolism, genetics, physiology, and molecular pathology – particularly relating to the intestine, and leads the Nutrition theme). He also teaches on the Physician Associate programme (endocrinology), the BSc Genetics / Biochemistry course (bioinformatics) and BSc Applied Medical Sciences (neuroendocrinology) and supervises third year projects for those courses.

Research Collaborations