Professor James Naismith

Director

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Professor James Naismith

Director

Professor Naismith grew up in Hamilton, in the west of Scotland attending local state schools. He graduated from Edinburgh in 1989 with a BSc in Chemistry. As a Carnegie scholar, Professor Naismith obtained a PhD in Structural Biochemistry from Manchester […]

Dr Paul McCubbin

Chief Operating Officer

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Dr Paul McCubbin

Chief Operating Officer

Paul has worked in the life science sector for over 20 years. During this time, he has held a number of senior operational roles, been a corporate financier and a venture capitalist. As Chief Operating Officer at The Franklin, Paul […]

Lydia Armes

Director of HR

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Lydia Armes

Director of HR

Lydia brings a wealth of experience gained within diverse global and UK based organisations. Lydia has worked for a number of high growth companies, including in the scientific instrument, specialist chemicals and high tech sectors. Lydia has broad multi-disciplined HR […]

Laura Holland

Director of Communications and Culture

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Laura Holland

Director of Communications and Culture

Laura Holland is Director of Communications at the Rosalind Franklin Institute. She has been with the organisation since its conception. Prior to this, she was Engagement Manager at Diamond Light Source for eleven years, where she led public engagement and postgraduate engagement programmes. […]

Dr Róisín NicAmhlaoibh

Head of Partnerships

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Dr Róisín NicAmhlaoibh

Head of Partnerships

Róisín is Head of Partnerships at the Rosalind Franklin Institute. Prior to this she held roles as Head of Business Development within the UK’s Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s clinical data research centre (CPRD) and as Associate Director of […]

Dr Hazel Housden

Innovation and Translation Manager

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Dr Hazel Housden

Innovation and Translation Manager

Hazel is the Innovation and Translation Manager. She was previously Head of Intellectual Property at an industrial microbiology company, Green Biologics, where she was involved in IP management, project management and scientific research, as the company progressed from a small […]

Lorena Goldsmith

Contracts Manager

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Lorena Goldsmith

Contracts Manager

Lorena Goldsmith is Contracts Manager at the Rosalind Franklin Institute. Lorena works within the Partnerships and Business Development team and is responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating mainly research contracts. She has a Master’s in Ethics and Philosophy and a […]

Catherine Tysoe

Financial Controller

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Catherine Tysoe

Financial Controller

Catherine studied Forensic Science at The University of the West of England and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant at a dynamic, paperless accountancy practice in Bristol.  After working in general accountancy practice, Catherine spent a number of years as Financial […]

Joanne Blowers

Office Operations Manager

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Joanne Blowers

Office Operations Manager

Joanne is Office Operations Manager to the Rosalind Franklin Institute team, working with the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Communications to deliver the day-to-day running of the Institute. She has a background in administration and HR, and has run […]

Marina Haines

Human Resources Assistant

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Marina Haines

Human Resources Assistant

Marina is a HR Assistant at the Franklin, co-ordinating recruitment and assisting with a variety of HR activities. Prior to joining the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Marina worked as a Training and Recruitment Administrator for a private Software Development company and […]

Stacey Lynch

Executive Assistant

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Stacey Lynch

Executive Assistant

Stacey is Executive Assistant to the Director. Stacey’s experience includes supporting Board, Chief Executive and Executive Director positions, project management and event management. Prior to joining the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Stacey worked for the University of Oxford and The British Council. […]

Dr Dona Reddiar

Training Coordinator

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Dr Dona Reddiar

Training Coordinator

Dona manages scientific training programmes at The Franklin, and works with colleagues to ensure that the new PhD programme and other training initiatives for scientists are world class. She is passionate about evolving the careers of early-career scientists beyond the […]

Dr Caitlin Higgott

Communications and engagement officer

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Dr Caitlin Higgott

Communications and engagement officer

Caitlin is the communications and engagement officer, which means she covers everything from schools to stakeholder engagement, and internal communications too. Prior to joining the Franklin, she completed her PhD in behavioural ecology at the University of Sheffield. During her […]

Fay Shabo

Executive Assistant

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Fay Shabo

Executive Assistant

Fay is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer. She has been a Board level Executive Assistant for over 12 years, with experience in supporting C level Directors. As part of these roles, she has gained experience in project, […]

Jane Humphreys

Assistant Accountant

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Jane Humphreys

Assistant Accountant

Jane is an assistant accountant working closely with the financial controller to support the finance function at the Franklin. Jane is a full member of AAT. Prior to joining the Franklin, she worked with several start-up companies based on the […]

Dr Mark Basham

Science Director Artificial Intelligence

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Dr Mark Basham

Science Director Artificial Intelligence

Dr Mark Basham is Head of AI at the Rosalind Franklin Institute, and a Research Fellow at Diamond Light Source. Mark was awarded his Physics PhD in surface science simulation from the University of Reading, he then moved to data […]

Dr Joss Whittle

Research Software Engineer

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Dr Laura Shemilt

Research Software Engineer

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Dr Tom Schoonjans

Research Software Engineer

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Professor Josephine Bunch

Science Co-Director Biological Mass Spectrometry

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Professor Josephine Bunch

Science Co-Director Biological Mass Spectrometry

Professor Josephine Bunch is Co-Director of the National Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging (NiCE-MSI) at NPL and Chair of Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry at Imperial College London. Josephine is an NPL Fellow and leads research and metrology in MALDI […]

Professor Zoltan Takats

Science Co-Director Biological Mass Spectrometry

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Professor Zoltan Takats

Science Co-Director Biological Mass Spectrometry

Professor Takats has obtained his PhD from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. He has worked as a post-doctoral research associate at Purdue University, Indiana, USA. After returning to Hungary, he served as Director of Cell Screen Research Centre and also […]

Dr Bela Paizs

Head of Molecular Structure Elucidation

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Dr Bela Paizs

Head of Molecular Structure Elucidation

Bela is the Head of Molecular Structure Elucidation in the Biological Mass Spectrometry theme. He studied chemistry and completed his PhD in quantum chemistry in Budapest, then moved to the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg where he was first […]

Dr Felicia Green

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mass Spectrometric Instrumentation

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Anna Simmonds

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ion Mobility and Mass Spectrometric Instrumentation

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Dr Kenneth Robinson

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Atmospheric Pressure Ionisation Mass Spectrometry

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Dr Sadia Sheraz

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

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Dr Daniel McGill

Postdoctoral Research Associate in molecular structure elucidation

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Professor Angus Kirkland

Science Director, Correlated Imaging

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Professor Angus Kirkland

Science Director, Correlated Imaging

Angus Kirkland completed his MA and PhD at the University of Cambridge using high resolution electron microscopy to study the structures of colloidal metals. Following a post-doctoral Fellowship Angus was elected to the Ramsay Memorial Trust Research Fellowship and subsequently […]

Dr Judy Kim

Deputy Theme Director, Correlated Imaging

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Dr Judy Kim

Deputy Theme Director, Correlated Imaging

Judy Kim is the Deputy Director of Correlative Imaging at the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Departmental Lecturer in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford, and a Principal Staff Scientist at the electron Physical Sciences Imaging Centre of Diamond […]

Dr Emanuela Liberti

Electron Microscopy Development Scientist

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Dr Chen Huang

Electron Microscopy Development Scientist

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Dr Nabeel Ahmad

Liquid-phase Scanning TEM Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

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Professor Ben Davis

Science Director, Next Generation Chemistry

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Professor Ben Davis

Science Director, Next Generation Chemistry

Ben Davis got his B.A. (1993) and D.Phil. (1996) from the University of Oxford. During this time he learnt the beauty of carbohydrate chemistry under the supervision of Professor George Fleet. He then spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow […]

Professor Shabaz Mohammed

Head of Mechanistic Proteomics

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Professor Shabaz Mohammed

Head of Mechanistic Proteomics

Shabaz Mohammed is the Head of Mechanistic Proteomics, and also teaches at the University of Oxford. Shabaz completed his Masters and PhD at the University of Manchester. He started working in protein chemistry and then eventually proteomics – first during […]

Dr Ajay Jha

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Dr Zhihao Lan

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Mechanical Calculation Methods

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Dr Nan Yang

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist for Synthetic Biologics

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Dr Sam Griggs

Post-doc Researcher in High Throughput Discovery Methods

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Dr Andrew Giltrap

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist for Post-Translational Mutagenesis

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Mateusz Imiolek

Junior Scientist in Grid Chemistry

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Dr Sam Liver

High-throughput Discovery Facility Manager

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Alex Gafitescu

Junior Scientist

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Ben Gaunt

Junior Scientist

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Professor James Naismith

Director

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Professor James Naismith

Director

Professor Naismith grew up in Hamilton, in the west of Scotland attending local state schools. He graduated from Edinburgh in 1989 with a BSc in Chemistry. As a Carnegie scholar, Professor Naismith obtained a PhD in Structural Biochemistry from Manchester […]

Professor Ray Owens

Head of Protein Production UK

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Professor Ray Owens

Head of Protein Production UK

Ray Owens obtained his PhD in biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, UK. After postdoctoral work in London and Oxford, he joined Celltech, the UK’s first biotechnology company and became head of new target discovery. In 2002, Ray moved to […]

Dr Liang Wu

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale fellow

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Dr Liang Wu

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale fellow

Liang is a Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale fellow. He is establishing a lab to study the processes involved in formation of heparan sulfate, one of the essential polysaccharide (sugar) molecules produced by the body. He studied Medicinal Chemistry at […]

Dr Maud Dumoux

Postdoctoral Scientist in Cryo-Electron Tomography

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Dr Maud Dumoux

Postdoctoral Scientist in Cryo-Electron Tomography

Maud has a PhD in immunology from Paris 7 Diderot. Prior to working at the Franklin, she worked at the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology and Diamond light source. She is interested in the development of imaging modalities and […]

Dr James Parkhurst

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Dr Siva Ramadurai

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cell and Molecular Biophysics

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Dr Miriam Weckener

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Structural Biology

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Dr Georgina Girt

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Dr Sheera Abdulla

Laboratory manager

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Dr Lucile Moynie

Senior Scientist in Structural Biology and Protein Science

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Dr Chelsea Norman

Laboratory Support Technician

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Joshua Dormon

Research Technician

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