Institute Team

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 […]

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 […]

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 Mark Basham

Head of Artificial Intelligence

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Dr Mark Basham

Head of 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Theme Leaders

Biological Mass Spectrometry

Professor Zoltan Takats

Imperial College

Biological Mass Spectrometry

Professor Zoltan Takats

Imperial College

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 […]

Biological Mass Spectrometry

Professor Josephine Bunch

Imperial College and NPL

Biological Mass Spectrometry

Professor Josephine Bunch

Imperial College and NPL

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 […]

Structural Biology

Professor James Naismith

Structural Biology

Professor James Naismith

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 Adam Nelson

University of Leeds

Professor Adam Nelson

University of Leeds

Professor Adam Nelson is Theme Lead for Next Generation Chemistry for Medicine at the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Leeds, and Deputy Director of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology. He obtained his PhD […]

Next Generation Chemistry for Medicine

Professor Ben G Davis

University of Oxford

Next Generation Chemistry for Medicine

Professor Ben G Davis

University of Oxford

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 […]

Correlated Imaging

Professor Angus Kirkland

University of Oxford

Correlated Imaging

Professor Angus Kirkland

University of Oxford

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 […]

Imaging with Sound & Light

Professor Ron Roy

University of Oxford

Imaging with Sound & Light

Professor Ron Roy

University of Oxford

Professor Ron Roy is Theme Leader in Imaging with Sound and Light at the Rosalind Franklin Institute, and Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Head of Department (research) in the Dept. of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. He […]