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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 […]

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 […]

Paul Beake

Head of Facilities Management

After 20 years in agriculture a career change led Paul to working at BBSRC Compton as a Facilities Maintenance Engineer, […]

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 […]

Laura Holland

Director of Strategic Marketing

Laura Holland is Director of Strategic Marketing at the Rosalind Franklin Institute. She has been with the organisation since its […]

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 […]

Isi Gbandi

Legal counsel

Isi is the legal counsel for the Franklin and responsible for managing the corporate commercial concerns of the institute. She […]

Niaz Khan

Head of IT

After leaving school, Niaz qualified as an Accountant with the Oxford Co-Operative but soon after joining Blackwells realised his career […]

Marina Haines

HR Advisor

Marina joined the Franklin as an HR Assistant and was responsible for coordinating recruitment and providing HR assistance to the […]

Lauren Jordan

Finance Manager

Lauren joined the Franklin as Finance Manager. She is responsible for the day to day management of the finance team, […]

Dr Caitlin Higgott

Communications and Engagement Manager

Caitlin is the communications and engagement manager, which means she covers everything from schools to stakeholder engagement, and internal communications […]

Fay Shabo

Executive Assistant

Fay is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer. She has been a Board level Executive Assistant for over […]

Sinead Farrell

Accounts Assistant

Sinead is an accounts assistant within the finance team and has been working in finance for 5 years. She is […]

Stephen Cross

Operations Support Technician

Stephen is the operations support technician at The Franklin. His role involves supporting the building team with the smooth running […]

Krystalenia Basdani

Recruitment Co-ordinator

Krystalenia is Recruitment Co-ordinator at the Franklin, focused on supporting the organisation’s recruitment needs and initiatives. Prior to this role, […]

Ian Franklin

Procurement Manager

Ian has worked in procurement for over 20 years and has held various positions in the private and public sector, […]

Adam Atherton

Finance Assistant

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Lindsey Spriggs

Early Careers Lead

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Gordon Perry

Health and Safety Advisor

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Dr Mark Basham

Head of AI

Dr Mark Basham is Head of AI at the Rosalind Franklin Institute, and a Research Fellow at Diamond Light Source. […]

Dr Alex Lubbock

Senior Research Software Engineer

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Elaine Ho

Research Software Engineer

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Silvia da Graça Ramos

Senior Research Software Engineer

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Dr Dimitrios Bellos

Research Software Engineer

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Laura Crawford

Junior Research Software Engineer

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Gabryel Mason-Williams

Junior Research Software Engineer

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Dr Michele Darrow

Head of Data Strategy for Cryo Electron Imaging

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Dr Neville Yee

Research Software Engineer

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Dr Luis Perdigao

Research Software Engineer

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Dr Joss Whittle

Senior Research Software Engineer

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Dr Laura Shemilt

Senior Research Software Engineer

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Professor Josephine Bunch

Science Co-Director Biological Mass Spectrometry

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 […]

Professor Zoltan Takats

Science Co-Director Biological Mass Spectrometry

Imperial College

Professor Takats has obtained his PhD from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. He has worked as a post-doctoral research associate […]

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 […]

Daniel Simon

Research Assistant

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Dr Felicia Green

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mass Spectrometric Instrumentation

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Dr 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

University of Oxford

Angus Kirkland completed his MA and PhD at the University of Cambridge using high resolution electron microscopy to study the […]

Dr Judy Kim

Deputy Theme Director, Correlated Imaging

University of Oxford

Judy Kim is the Deputy Director of Correlative Imaging at the Rosalind Franklin Institute and Departmental Lecturer in the Department […]

Dr Brian Caffrey

Postdoctoral researcher

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Jonathan Barnard

Electron Microscopy Facilities Manager

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Mohammed Yusuf

Sample Preparation Scientist

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Dr Jingjing Zhao

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Low Voltage Ptychography

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Dr Abner Velazco

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Low Voltage Ptychography

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Dr Marcus Gallagher-Jones

Senior Staff Scientist

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Dr Amirafshar Moshtaghpour

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Compressive Sensing for Electron Microscopy

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Associate Professor Marco Fritzsche

Rosalind Franklin Kennedy Trust Research Fellow

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Dr Tobias Starborg

Senior Electron Microscopy Structural Biologist

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Dr Emanuela Liberti

Electron Microscopy Development Scientist

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Dr Chen Huang

Electron Microscopy Development Scientist

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Dr Narain Karedla

Postdoctoral Advanced Microscopy Specialist

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Professor Ben Davis

Science Director, Next Generation Chemistry

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 […]

Professor Shabaz Mohammed

Deputy Theme Director, Next Generation Chemistry

Shabaz Mohammed is the Deputy Theme Director and Head of Mechanistic Proteomics, and also teaches at the University of Oxford. […]

Professor Andrew Baldwin

Head of Biomolecular NMR

Andrew is Head of Biomolecular NMR and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. He is interested in developing […]

Professor Adam Nelson

Head of High Throughput Discovery, Next Generation Chemistry for Medicine

University of Leeds

Professor Adam Nelson is Head of High Throughput Discovery at the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Professor of Chemical Biology at the […]

Dr John Sidda

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Dr Chris Arter

Postdoctoral Research Associate in High-Throughput Chemical Synthesis

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Dr Yizhi Yuan

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Synthetic Biology and Cell Surface Editing

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Dr Chao Guo

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chemical Biology

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Dr Aziz Khan

Junior Scientist in protein chemistry and cell chemical biology

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Dr Guoxuan Sun

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sugar Chemical Biology

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Dr Nikita Levin

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Experimental Scientist

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Dr Xiaping Fu

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Protein Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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Dr Matthew Davy

NMR Facilities Manager

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Dr Eduardo Kitano

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Proteomics

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Dr Yibo Zeng

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Protein Repair Catalysis

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Dr Lan Na

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Proteomics

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Dr Ajay Jha

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ultrafast Chemistry and Early Careers Development Group Member

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Dr Yana Demyanenko

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Proteomics - Experimental Officer

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Dr Nan Yang

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist for Synthetic Biologics

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Dr Andrew Giltrap

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist for Post-Translational Mutagenesis

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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 […]

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, […]

Dr Gwyndaf Evans

Head of Technology

Gwyndaf Evans was awarded his PhD in Physics from the University of Warwick in 1994 for his work performed at […]

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 […]

Dr Maud Dumoux

Technology Lead for Cryo Imaging

Maud has a PhD in immunology from Paris 7 Diderot. Prior to working at the Franklin, she worked at the […]

Dr Michael Grange

Tomography Group Leader

Michael completed his D.Phil in structural biology at the University of Oxford, UK, where he applied FIB milling, electron cryo-tomography […]

Dr Eva Maria Soriano-Jerez

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Joe Thrush

Research Technician

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Dr Lauren Eyssen

Postdoctoral Researcher in Nanobody Discovery

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Kelly Parker

Laboratory Technical Assistant

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Dr Yun Yang

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological Sample Production.

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Dr Courtney Mycroft-West

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Glycosaminoglycan Biosynthesis

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Dr Tom Glen

Plasma FIB Manager

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Dr James Parkhurst

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Dr Casper Berger

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cryo-electron Tomography

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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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Dr Jiwei Liu

Junior Investigator

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Dr Phil Ward

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological Sample Preparation

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Dr Audrey Le Bas

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological Sample Preparation

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Emily Barot

PhD student

Emily studied Biochemistry with Genetics at Lancaster University before heading to Copenhagen University for an MSc in Bioinformatics, where she […]

Chloe Cheng

PhD student

Chloe (Zhiyuan) Cheng is a PhD student at the Franklin. She obtained a BEng and MS in nuclear engineering from Fudan University […]

Bronwen Foster

PhD student

Originally from Northern Ireland, Bronwen completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex where she developed an interest in […]

Ben Gaunt

PhD student

Benjamin Gaunt is a PhD student on the Franklin studentship program.  He graduated (MSc, joint honours) from the University of […]

Jacob Gausden

PhD student

Jacob is a recent MSci graduate from the university of Nottingham. From there he developed an interest in cancer biology, specifically in the development […]

Nadisha Gamage

PhD student

Nadisha graduated from the university of Birmingham with a BSc. in Medical Biochemistry. Thereafter, she worked as a research technician […]

Nikolai Juraschko

PhD student

Nikolai graduated from UCL with a Master’s in Mathematics. His interests at the Franklin are focused on machine learning and […]

Niamh Morris

PhD student

Niamh is from Ireland and completed her undergraduate studies in Medicinal Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin. She is looking forward […]

Natalie Nord

PhD student

Natalie is part of the Franklin’s first cohort of PhD candidates. She recently graduated with a masters in computer science […]

Helena Watson

PhD student

Helena has recently completed an integrated Master’s degree in Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. Her final year project focused […]

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