Division of Molecular B​iology and Human Genetics

Chemical Biology


Prof Colin Kenyon
Head of Chemical Biology​ research group



Prof Colin Kenyon is studied biochemistry at Rhodes University and the University of the Free State. Prof Kenyon joined the division in ​2017​, where he leads the Chemical Biology research group. His research interests focus on enzyme reaction mechanisms and molecular modelling, with particular emphasis on protein engineering, bacterial metabolism and carbon and nitrogen flux. An understanding of reaction mechanisms of key enzymes of interest has led to applications in areas as diverse as rational drug design, design of putative new HIV vaccine strategies, and novel methods for controlling microorganisms involved in cooling tower corrosion.