Lukas Gajdos

Research Scientist




335 - Science Building - 3rd floor


+33 (0) 4 76 20 72 54


Research scientist and instrument co-responsible for the neutron macromolecular crystallography beamline LADI-DALI.

During my PhD studies at the University Grenoble Alpes, I focused on studying carbohydrate-binding proteins from pathogenic bacteria using neutron and X-ray macromolecular crystallography. Perdeuteration of protein and carbohydrate molecules played an important role in studying these interactions using neutron diffraction and ILL offers unique expertise in deuteration of biomolecules.


I continue working on sugar binding proteins involved in bacterial infection but I am open to collaborate on different projects that can benefit from determination of hydrogen atom positions in protein structures.


Gajdos, L., Blakeley, M.P., Haertlein, M., Forsyth, V.T., Devos, J.M., and Imberty, A. (2022). Neutron crystallography reveals mechanisms used by Pseudomonas aeruginosa for host-cell binding. Nat. Commun. 13, 194. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-27871-8


Gajdos, L., Blakeley, M.P., Kumar, A., Wimmerová, M., Haertlein, M., Forsyth, V.T., Imberty, A., and Devos, J.M. (2021). Visualization of hydrogen atoms in a perdeuterated lectin-fucose complex reveals key details of protein-carbohydrate interactions. Structure 29, 1003–1013. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2021.03.003


Gajdos, L., Forsyth, V.T., Blakeley, M.P., Haertlein, M., Imberty, A., Samain, E., and Devos, J.M. (2021). Production of perdeuterated fucose from glyco-engineered bacteria. Glycobiology 31, 151–158. doi: 10.1093/glycob/cwaa059


Meldal, B.H.M., Bye-A-Jee, H., Gajdoš, L., Hammerová, Z., Horáčková, A., Melicher, F., Perfetto, L., Pokorný, D., Lopez, M.R., Türková, A., et al. (2018). Complex Portal 2018: extended content and enhanced visualization tools for macromolecular complexes. Nucleic Acids Res. 47, D550–D558. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky1001