Sam Horrell


Sam is a beamline scientist on I24 interested in methods in time-resolved X-ray crystallography and radiation damage.  

Tel: +44 (0) 1235778242

Key Research Areas

  • Metalloproteins
  • Complementary methods
  • Radiation damage
  • Time resolved crystallography

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Sam Horrell graduated from the University of Leicester in 2011 with a degree in Medical Biochemistry (BSc), he then moved to the University of Liverpool for a joint PhD project with Diamond Light Source; where he worked on method development for long wavelength phasing experiments, developed the multiple structures from one crystal (MSOX) technique, and studied the reaction mechanisms of EAL domain proteins from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. After a postdoc position at the University of Essex with the Hough group further developing the MSOX technique. Sam joined the Pearson lab in Hamburg in April 2017 to help design and construct the P14-2 Time resolved X-ray Crystallography (TREXX) end station. Sam joined Diamond Light Source in November 2019 as a postdoc on the microfocus beamline - I24, and is now a beamline scientist at I24 developing serial cystallography methods for synchrotrons and XFELs and investigating photo-induced promiscuity in ketoreductases. 

I work with several groups outside Diamond as part of my research. These include:


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