Domen Kampjut is a structural biologist with an interest in membrane protein complexes, metabolism and signalling. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology where he studies AMPA receptor complexes, one of the major classes of neurotransmitter receptors in the brain. AMPA receptors are unique among neurotransmitter receptors in how quickly they activate and the fact that they associate with a diverse range of auxiliary subunits which modulate their function.
During his PhD at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria Domen focused mainly on mitochondrial respiratory chain enzymes. Using electron cryo-microscopy he solved structures of respiratory complex I and transhydrogenase and established their unique chemical mechanisms.