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 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 […]

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 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, […]

The Artifical Intelligence and Informatics group

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 […]

Dr Tom Schoonjans

Research Software Engineer

Dr Laura Shemilt

Research Software Engineer

Dr Joss Whittle

Research Software Engineer

The Biological Mass Spectrometry group

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

Dr Daniel McGill

PDRA in molecular structure elucidation

The Correlated Imaging group

Professor Angus Kirkland

Theme Leader, Correlated Imaging

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Professor Angus Kirkland

Theme Leader, 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 Nabeel Ahmad

Liquid-phase Scanning TEM Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

The Next Generation Chemistry for Medicine group

Professor Ben G Davis

Science Director, Next Generation Chemistry for Medicine

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Professor Ben G Davis

Science Director, Next Generation Chemistry for Medicine

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

Alex Gafitescu

Junior Scientist

Ben Gaunt

Junior Scientist NMR

Dr Sam Liver

High-throughput Discovery Facility Manager

Mateuz Imiolek

Junior Scientist in Grid Chemistry

Dr Sam Griggs

Post-doc Researcher in High Throughput Discovery Methods

Dr Andrew Giltrap

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist for Post-Translational Mutagenesis

Dr Nan Yang

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist in Synthetic Biologics

The Structural Biology group

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 Liang Wu

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale fellow

Dr Lucile Moynie

Senior Scientist in Structural Biology and Protein Science

Dr Maud Dumoux

Postdoctoral Scientist in Cryo-Electron Tomography

Dr Miriam Weckener

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Structural Biology

Josh Dormon

Research Technician – Nanobody Discover

Dr Chelsea Norman

Laboratory Support Technician

Dr Sheera Abdulla

Laboratory Manager

Dr Georgina Girt

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Dr Siva Ramadurai

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cell and Molecular Biophysics