James Goodchild


I studied Chemistry at Imperial College London, graduating with an MSci (1st) in 2014. My masters year was spent using Fluorescence Microscopy to study the morphology of phase separating lipid systems with different heights. 

Research interests

I am interested in the fundamental Biophysics and structure of the cell membrane, and how we can use information gained from membrane studies to solve biological and medical problems. Currently, my work is focuses on asymmetry in supported bilayer systems, as well as the effects of different surface supports on membrane phase separation. Predominantly I use Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Fluorescence Microscopy to image multi-component phase separated lipid systems. Other Biophysical tools, such as calorimetry and contact angle measurement, are used to support and explain results using my main techniques.  


  • MSci Chemistry (1st)