Professor Peter Knight
- Job title: Emeritus Professor
- Email: P.J.Knight@leeds.ac.uk
- Areas of expertise: electron microscopy; motor proteins
I have been fascinated by motor proteins ever since an undergraduate practical class in phase contrast light microscopy where I saw myofibrils isolated from muscle contract when given ATP. Many questions entered my mind at that time: how could such a beautifully ordered structure assemble; how could its components turn over during the lifetime of the muscle cell; what molecular mechanism could convert chemical energy to mechanical force and movement?