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Dr Mark Basham

Science Director, Artificial Intelligence and Informatics

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

Dr Michele Darrow

Head of Data Strategy for Cryo Electron Imaging

Michele received her PhD from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX for her work using cryo electron tomography and […]

Dr Laura Shemilt

Head of Research Software Engineering

Laura is Head of Research Software Engineering here at the Franklin. Her main focus is to collate and curate the […]

Dr Alexandre Paschoal

Group Leader (Investigator)

Dr. Alexandre Paschoal is a Group Leader in Artificial Intelligence and Informatics at the Rosalind Franklin Institute and concurrently serves […]

Dr Alex Lubbock

Senior Research Software Engineer

Alex is a Senior Research Software Engineer specialising in computational biology. He holds degrees in computer science and physics (BSc […]

Dr Avery Pennington

Senior Research Software Engineer

Avery is a researcher specializing in image segmentation and bio-image analysis. She completed her PhD at the University of Dundee […]

Dr Tibor Auer

Senior Research Software Engineer

Tibor is a Senior Research Software Engineer with a focus on research informatics and data science. He has a background […]

Dr Elaine Ho

Research Software Engineer

Elaine is a Research Software Engineer for Imaging. She completed her PhD in biomedical imaging at the University of Southampton, […]

Dr Dimitrios Bellos

Research Software Engineer

Dimitrios is a researcher and software developer, specialised in the development of deep learning, AI and machine learning solutions for […]

Dr Neville Yee

Research Software Engineer

Neville is a Research Software Engineer for Imaging. He studied physics at the Hong Kong Baptist University, then completed his […]

Dr Dimitrios Ladakis

Research Software Engineer

Dimitrios has a mixed background in the biosciences and computer science. As a biochemistry PhD student and postdoc at the […]

Dr Luis Perdigao

Research Software Engineer

Luis is a researcher specialised in the field of Scanning Probe Microscopy. He has an undergraduate degree in Physics, a […]

Dr Fabiana Rodrigues de Goes

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Fabiana is starting as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Artificial Intelligence with Dr Alexandre Paschoal. She completed her PhD in […]

Nick Crawford

Research Software Engineer

Nick is a research software engineer who specialises in data manipulation, storage and visualisation. Nick studied Ocean science at the […]

Laura Crawford

Research Software Engineer

Laura is a junior research software engineer primarily specialising in cloud infrastructure and HPC. She studied Ecology at the University […]

Gabryel Mason-Williams

Research Software Engineer

Gabryel is a research software associate focusing on novel approaches to HPC, cloud, compression and storage. They studied computer science […]

Dolapo Adebo

Research Software Associate

Dolapo is a Certified Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer that specializes in creating novel deep learning and machine learning […]

Chloe Cheng

PhD student

Thesis Title: Mapping the Emergence of Synapses in the Brain Primary theme: Artificial Intelligence and Informatics Franklin supervisors: Dr Mark […]

Nikolai Juraschko

PhD student

Thesis Title: Combining MD simulations with ML approaches to facilitate the morphological classification of Chlamydia from cryo-ET data Primary Theme: […]

Dr Patricia Smith

Community Manager (Science Scribbler projects)

Patricia is a community manager for the Science Scribbler projects. She studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, graduating […]

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 […]

Dr Felicia Green

Associate Investigator

Felicia Green is an associate investigator for the Rosalind Franklin Institute in the UK, where she designs and develops next-generation […]

Dr Logan Mackay

Biological Mass Spectrometry Facilities Manager

Logan’s embarked on his academic journey by pursuing a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, which he […]

Dr Saira Hameed

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Single Cell Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Saira obtained her PhD in Medical Sciences from Japan, and was recipient of the prestigious Monbukagakusho (MEXT), Japan student service […]

Dr Anthony Devlin

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Anthony is a postdoctoral research associate in imaging mass spectrometry, who focuses primarily on the applications of various mass spectrometry […]

Dr Daniel McGill

Postdoctoral Research Associate in molecular structure elucidation

Dan studied chemistry at UCL until 2016 and graduated with a PhD in clinical medicine from Imperial College London in […]

Dr Matija Lagator

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

Matija is originally from Serbia but has not lived there for a while. He obtained his BSc in Chemistry from […]

Daniel Simon

Research Assistant

Daniel obtained a BSc in Molecular Biotics from Pazmany Peter Catholic University and a MSc in Pharmaceutical engineering from Budapest […]

Professor Zoltan Takats

Visiting Professor

Imperial College

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

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 Science Director, Correlated Imaging

University of Oxford

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

Professor Marco Fritzsche

Rosalind Franklin Kennedy Trust Research Fellow

Professor Marco Fritzsche is the Scientific Director of the Oxford-ZEISS Centre of Excellence and Rosalind Franklin Kennedy Trust Research Fellow […]

Dr Marcus Gallagher-Jones

Associate Investigator

Marcus received his BSc in Biochemistry from Durham University and his PhD in Biophysics from the University of Liverpool. For […]

Dr Ivan Lobato

Associate Investigator

Ivan Lobato completed his PhD at the University of Antwerp, with a thesis on accurate modelling of high angle electron […]

Dr Chen Huang

Senior Staff Scientist

At the Franklin, Chen leads the real-time cryo-electron ptychography project and is focusing on extending its application to large heterogeneous […]

Dr Jonathan Barnard

Senior Staff Scientist

Jon is the Electron Microscopy Facilities Manager within Correlated Imaging. Having studied physics at the University of Bristol, Jon studied […]

Dr Tobias Starborg

Senior Support Scientist

Toby completed a PhD at the University of Manchester examining collagen fibril deposition and organisation. He then worked as a […]

Dr Mohammed Yusuf

Sample Preparation Scientist

Yusuf is a sample preparation scientist for the Franklin. He has extensive experience in preparing and analysing samples for different […]

Dr Emanuela Liberti

Staff Scientist

Emanuela’s role at the Franklin consists in designing innovative Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy imaging methods applied to the study of […]

Dr Ali Mostaed

Staff Scientist

Ali has been working on the characterization of materials in the atomic and sub-atomic scale by advanced (scanning) transmission electron […]

Dr Abner Velazco

Staff Scientist

Abner received his MSc degree in physics from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru. In 2017, as a PhD […]

Dr Amirafshar Moshtaghpour

Staff Scientist

Amirafshar Moshtaghpour is a staff scientist at the Rosalind Franklin Institute, developing computational techniques for Electron Microscopy. He obtained his […]

Dr Narain Karedla

Staff Scientist

Narain is a staff scientist at the Franklin and an advanced microscopy specialist. He will be building a lattice light […]

Adrián Pedrazo Tardajos

Postdoctoral Scientist

Adrián Pedrazo Tardajos is a postdoctoral researcher with experience in advanced electron microscopy techniques. In 2015, Adrián completed his MSc […]

Dr Jingjing Zhao

Postdoctoral Scientist

Jingjing’s main research interest is to develop and apply new electron microscopy methods for answering important biological questions. At the […]

Dr Brian Caffrey

Postdoctoral Scientist

Brian Caffrey is a postdoctoral researcher and specialist in correlated microscopy methods. His research focuses on the application of advanced […]

Emily Barot

PhD student

Thesis Title: Time-resolved imaging of biomolecules using liquid-cell TEM Primary theme: Correlated Imaging Franklin Supervisors: Dr Emanuela Liberti, Dr Judy […]

Ben Gaunt

PhD student

Thesis Title: Combining Ptychography and EDX to investigate cubosome internalisation Primary Theme: Correlated Imaging Franklin supervisors: Judy Kim, Chen Huang […]

Natalie Nord

PhD student

Thesis Title: Improving cryo-electron ptychography for bioimaging Primary Theme: Correlated Imaging Secondary Theme: Artificial Intelligence & Informatics and Structural Biology […]

Katie Beirns

PhD Student

Thesis title: Investigating mitochondrial dynamics using liquid phase electron microscopy methods. Primary Theme: Correlated imaging. Secondary themes: Structural biology and Biological Mass […]

Angharad Smith

PhD Student

Thesis title: Developing Tools to Study In Situ Crystallisation Primary Theme: Correlated Imaging and Structural Biology Franklin supervisors: Dr Marcus Gallagher-Jones and Dr Maud […]

Jess Stone

PhD Student

Thesis title: Correlative light and electron microscopy to investigate the cytotoxic T-cell mediated anti-tumour response. Franklin Themes: Correlated Imaging and Structural […]

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 […]

Associate Professor Shabaz Mohammed

Deputy Science Director, Next Generation Chemistry

University of Manchester

Shabaz Mohammed is the Deputy Science Director for Next Generation Chemistry and Head of Mechanistic Proteomics, and also teaches at […]

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

University of Leeds

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

Mellisa Govender Kirkpatrick

Chemistry Laboratory Manager

Mellisa is the Laboratory Manager at the Rosalind Franklin Institute with the Next Generation Chemistry Group. Mellisa is South African, […]

Dr Timea Palmai-Pallag

High-Throughput Discovery Laboratory Manager

Timea joined the Rosalind Franklin Institute as Laboratory Manager for the High-Throughput Discovery Laboratory, having previously leading and designing high-throughput clinical […]

Dr Abigail Turner

NMR Facilities Manager

Abigail completed their BA and MSci in natural sciences at the University of Cambridge before moving to UCL to pursue […]

Dr Karina Pombo-Garcia

Group Leader

Karina Pombo-Garcia is a group leader on “Molecular Organization of Cell Interfaces”.  Her lab will investigate the molecular assembly of cell interfaces […]

Dr Ajay Jha

Associate Investigator

Ajay is using ultrafast spectroscopic methods to unravel mechanistic details of light induced post-translational installation of reactive protein side chains. […]

Dr Katarzyna Kowalczyk

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist

Kasia obtained her MSc in Medical Biotechnology at the Jagiellonian University, Poland and then moved to the UK to pursue […]

Dr Stefan Lohmann

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Stefan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the Next Generation Chemistry theme at the Rosalind Franklin Institute. He is working […]

Dr Yi Jiang

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Yi received his PhD degree from National University of Singapore supervised by Prof. Ming Joo Koh. During his PhD studies, […]

Dr Jack Maynard

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Having graduated from the University of Bristol in 2017, Jack moved to the University of Southampton for doctoral studies on […]

Dr Xuejian Yin

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford

Xuejian is a Postdoctoral Research Associate of the Department of Pharmacology at the university of Oxford and a visitor within […]

Dr Chao Guo

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Chao got his master’s degree in microbiology from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in 2017. Then he […]

Dr Nikita Levin

Postdoctoral Research Associate

After obtaining his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Nikita joined the group of Professor […]

Dr Yongchen Wang

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Yongchen completed a PhD in 2022 under the supervision of Prof. Ed Anderson at the University of Oxford where she […]

Dr Bimod Thapa

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Bimod studied MSci Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Huddersfield and then went on to complete an MRes in Chemistry. […]

Dr Weibing Liu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Weibing received their Ph.D. in Chemical Biology at Peking University in July 2020 with Prof. Xing Chen. During their graduate […]

Dr Xiaping Fu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Xiaping got his PhD. degree in Organic Chemistry from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in 2019. During his […]

Dr Viliyana Lewis

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Viliyana completed her Undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Reading University, followed by MRes in Molecular Modelling and EngD at UCL. […]

Dr Yana Demyanenko

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Yana is a Postdoctoral research associate within the Next Generation Chemistry (NGC) theme. After receiving her BSc in Biotechnology with […]

Dr Sofia Piticari

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Sofia obtained her MSci degree in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry from Imperial College London and pursued her PhD studies at […]

Dr Guoxuan Sun

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Guoxuan obtained his PhD from UCL School of Pharmacy in 2021, majoring anti-cancer drug design. His research interest is the […]

Dr Eduardo Kitano

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Eduardo Kitano is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Proteomics – Separation Scientist at the Franklin. Eduardo has obtained his PhD […]

Dr Angus Weir

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Angus obtained his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Bristol in 2021 under the supervision of Professors Chris Willis […]

Dr Jiang Liu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Jiang earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Chemistry from Sorbonne University. His research journey has been primarily focused on the synthesis […]

Dr Matous Kromer

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Matous comes from Czechia. He completed his BSc. and MSc. degrees in organic chemistry at Charles University in Prague, where […]

George Goad

Laboratory Assistant

George is a Laboratory Assistant within The Next Generation Chemistry group. Prior to working at the Franklin he attained a […]

Niamh Morris

PhD student

Thesis Title: Autonomous phenotype-directed discovery of chemical probes Primary Theme: Next Generation Chemistry Franklin supervisors: Prof Adam Nelson and Dr […]

Alice Eddershaw

DPhil Student, University of Oxford

Alice is a DPhil student working under the supervision of Prof. Davis here at the Franklin and Dr Dong at […]

Lara Fragapane

PhD Student

Thesis title: Solving the mysteries of human protein N-glycosylation: The Early Lipid-Linked Oligosaccharide Synthesis Pathway Primary Themes: Structural Biology and Next Generation […]

Jack Bercovici

PhD Student

Thesis title: Photodroplets: A Light-Controllable Method Of Unpicking Phase Separation Biology​ Primary Theme: Next Generation Chemistry Secondary theme: Structural Biology […]

Tia É Hawkins

PhD Student

Thesis title: Understanding the GAG reflex: how glycosaminoglycans interact with Nipah virus to differently perturb its infectivity Primary Theme: Next […]

Jack Ren

DPhil Student, University of Oxford

Jack is a DPhil student working under the supervision of Prof Ben Davis. His project focuses on stereoselective enzyme catalysed […]

Efterpi Nikitopoulou

DPhil Student, University of Oxford

Efterpi completed her undergrad in biochemistry and biotechnology in Greece before reading a master’s in molecular genetics and diagnostics at […]

Dr Adeline Poh

Visiting Associate Investigator

Adeline is a Visiting Associate Investigator at the Rosalind Franklin Institute, where she will be developing novel protein editing technologies […]

Dimitrios Mamalis

Visiting Researcher

Dimitrios a visiting researcher here at the Franklin. Prior to this as a DPhil student at the University of Oxford, […]

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

Associate Investigator

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, applying in-cell structural biology techniques to investigate […]

Dr Lucile Moynie

Associate Investigator

After completing her PhD in Structural Biology, Lucile moved to St Andrews to join Jim Naismith’s laboratory as a research […]

Dr Jiwei Liu

Associate Investigator

Jiwei is an Associate Investigator. After completing his PhD at Peking University, he moved to the UK and did two […]

Dr Tom Glen

Plasma FIB Manager

Tom studied Physics at Southampton, then completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge studying organic solar cells. He then […]

Dr Matthew Case

Electron Microscope Manager

Matthew Case graduated with a BSc in biological sciences from the University of Plymouth and an MSc in the study […]

Dr Lauren Eyssen

Staff Scientist

Lauren is a staff scientist in Professor Ray Owens’ group and she will be working on different aspects of nanobody […]

Dr Calina Glynn

Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate

Calina (Callie) is a senior postdoctoral research associate in Dr. Michael Grange’s group focusing on utilizing cryo-focused ion beam milling […]

Dr Courtney Mycroft-West

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Glycosaminoglycan Biosynthesis

Courtney is a postdoctoral research associate in glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis based at the Rosalind Franklin Institute in the laboratory of Dr. […]

Dr Audrey Le Bas

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological Sample Preparation

Audrey is a PDRA in Biological samples production. She completed her PhD at Paris 7 Diderot University, specialising in membrane […]

Dr Yun Yang

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological Sample Production.

Yun Yang is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological Sample Production within the Structural Biology theme. Yun Yang got her […]

Dr James Parkhurst

Postdoctoral Research Associate

James’ role at the Rosalind Franklin Institute focuses on the use of simulation, data processing and analysis to aid in […]

Dr Eva Maria Soriano-Jerez

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Eva Maria is working as a postdoctoral research scientist in Dr Michael Granges’ group, which focuses on developing neuronal cell […]

Dr Siva Ramadurai

Senior Staff Scientist

Siva is working as senior staff scientist in the structural biology theme, focusing on cell-free protein expression system for protein […]

Dr Casper Berger

Senior Application Expert

Casper Berger worked on his PhD at the M4I institute in Maastricht, The Netherlands. He is interested in using and […]

Dr John Clarke

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Protein Science

John is a postdoctoral researcher within the Structural Biology Nanobody Discovery team. John’s research looks to discover, optimise, and engineer […]

Dr Miron Leanca

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Miron is a research associate in cryo-electron tomography within the structural biology group. His background includes analytical chemistry and biochemical […]

Victoria Garcia-Giner

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Victoria is a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Michael Grange’s group focusing on the development of correlative workflows using electron and […]

Dr Ravi Teja Ravi

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ravi Teja conducted his PhD research at the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research, Utrecht University in the Netherlands. During this […]

Dr Charlie Lovatt

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Charlie is a postdoctoral research associate in the Grange group working on the in situ structural biology of cells and tissues […]

Dr Sheera Abdulla

Laboratory manager

Sheera is the laboratory manager for the Rosalind Franklin Institute. Her focus around helping to make the science and research […]

Dr Chelsea Norman

Senior Laboratory Support Technician

Chelsea Norman is a Laboratory Support Technician for the Rosalind Franklin Institute. She has an MBiolSci in Biomedical Sciences and […]

Kelly Parker

Research Assistant

Kelly studied at the University of York, graduating with an MBiol in 2020. She spent her Masters’ year researching embryonic […]

Hannah Campaigne

Research Technician

Hannah graduated from the University of Southampton with a Masters in Natural Sciences back in 2015. Since then she has […]

Maria Sanita

Research Assistant

Maria graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Surrey, during which she completed a professional training year […]

Kai Yee Eng

Laboratory Technician

Kai Yee studied Medical Biosciences at Imperial College London and graduated with a BSc in 2022. She then continued to […]

Bronwen Foster

PhD student

Thesis title: Electron cryo-tomography of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons to study structural changes in Alzheimer’s disease Primary […]

Jake Smith

DPhil Student, University of Oxford

Jake is a DPhil student on the Wellcome Trust Cellular Structural Biology programme at the University of Oxford. Here at […]

Helena Watson

PhD student

Thesis Title: The molecular basis of antiviral defence in bacteria Primary Theme: Structural Biology Franklin supervisor: Professor Jim Naismith University: […]

Ellen Reed

PhD Student

Thesis title: Investigating the contribution of glycan interactions in extracellular vesicle internalisation and propagation of pathological tau in human tauopathies […]

Lara Fragapane

PhD Student

Thesis title: Solving the mysteries of human protein N-glycosylation: The Early Lipid-Linked Oligosaccharide Synthesis Pathway Primary Themes: Structural Biology and Next Generation […]

Becky Csöndör

PhD Student

Thesis title: Probing the molecular impact of Tau pathology on synaptic integrity Primary Theme: Structural Biology Secondary Theme: Mass Spectrometry […]

Tia É Hawkins

PhD Student

Thesis title: Understanding the GAG reflex: how glycosaminoglycans interact with Nipah virus to differently perturb its infectivity Primary Theme: Next […]

Angharad Smith

PhD Student

Thesis title: Developing Tools to Study In Situ Crystallisation Primary Theme: Correlated Imaging and Structural Biology Franklin supervisors: Dr Marcus Gallagher-Jones and Dr Maud […]

Nadisha Gamage

PhD student

Thesis Title: Structural investigation of chromatin reprogramming and organisation in development Primary Theme: Structural Biology Franklin Supervisor: Professor James Naismith […]

Joe Thrush

PhD Student

Thesis title: Investigating the Membrane Fusion events of Nipah Virus using Advanced Light Microscopy and Cryo-Electron Microscopy. Primary theme: Structural […]

Jess Stone

PhD Student

Thesis title: Correlative light and electron microscopy to investigate the cytotoxic T-cell mediated anti-tumour response. Franklin Themes: Correlated Imaging and Structural […]

William Bowles

DPhil Student, University of Oxford

Will is a DPhil Student at Oxford University on the iCASE Interdisciplinary Bioscience BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme, partnered with Diamond […]

Professor James Naismith

Visiting Professor

University of Oxford

Professor Naismith grew up in Hamilton, in the west of Scotland attending local state schools. He graduated from Edinburgh in […]

Chloe Cheng

PhD student

Thesis Title: Mapping the Emergence of Synapses in the Brain Primary theme: Artificial Intelligence and Informatics Franklin supervisors: Dr Mark […]

Niamh Morris

PhD student

Thesis Title: Autonomous phenotype-directed discovery of chemical probes Primary Theme: Next Generation Chemistry Franklin supervisors: Prof Adam Nelson and Dr […]

Emily Barot

PhD student

Thesis Title: Time-resolved imaging of biomolecules using liquid-cell TEM Primary theme: Correlated Imaging Franklin Supervisors: Dr Emanuela Liberti, Dr Judy […]

Ben Gaunt

PhD student

Thesis Title: Combining Ptychography and EDX to investigate cubosome internalisation Primary Theme: Correlated Imaging Franklin supervisors: Judy Kim, Chen Huang […]

Natalie Nord

PhD student

Thesis Title: Improving cryo-electron ptychography for bioimaging Primary Theme: Correlated Imaging Secondary Theme: Artificial Intelligence & Informatics and Structural Biology […]

Nikolai Juraschko

PhD student

Thesis Title: Combining MD simulations with ML approaches to facilitate the morphological classification of Chlamydia from cryo-ET data Primary Theme: […]

Bronwen Foster

PhD student

Thesis title: Electron cryo-tomography of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons to study structural changes in Alzheimer’s disease Primary […]

Helena Watson

PhD student

Thesis Title: The molecular basis of antiviral defence in bacteria Primary Theme: Structural Biology Franklin supervisor: Professor Jim Naismith University: […]

Nadisha Gamage

PhD student

Thesis Title: Structural investigation of chromatin reprogramming and organisation in development Primary Theme: Structural Biology Franklin Supervisor: Professor James Naismith […]

Ellen Reed

PhD Student

Thesis title: Investigating the contribution of glycan interactions in extracellular vesicle internalisation and propagation of pathological tau in human tauopathies […]

Lara Fragapane

PhD Student

Thesis title: Solving the mysteries of human protein N-glycosylation: The Early Lipid-Linked Oligosaccharide Synthesis Pathway Primary Themes: Structural Biology and Next Generation […]

Jack Bercovici

PhD Student

Thesis title: Photodroplets: A Light-Controllable Method Of Unpicking Phase Separation Biology​ Primary Theme: Next Generation Chemistry Secondary theme: Structural Biology […]

Katie Beirns

PhD Student

Thesis title: Investigating mitochondrial dynamics using liquid phase electron microscopy methods. Primary Theme: Correlated imaging. Secondary themes: Structural biology and Biological Mass […]

Becky Csöndör

PhD Student

Thesis title: Probing the molecular impact of Tau pathology on synaptic integrity Primary Theme: Structural Biology Secondary Theme: Mass Spectrometry […]

Tia É Hawkins

PhD Student

Thesis title: Understanding the GAG reflex: how glycosaminoglycans interact with Nipah virus to differently perturb its infectivity Primary Theme: Next […]

Angharad Smith

PhD Student

Thesis title: Developing Tools to Study In Situ Crystallisation Primary Theme: Correlated Imaging and Structural Biology Franklin supervisors: Dr Marcus Gallagher-Jones and Dr Maud […]

Joe Thrush

PhD Student

Thesis title: Investigating the Membrane Fusion events of Nipah Virus using Advanced Light Microscopy and Cryo-Electron Microscopy. Primary theme: Structural […]

Jess Stone

PhD Student

Thesis title: Correlative light and electron microscopy to investigate the cytotoxic T-cell mediated anti-tumour response. Franklin Themes: Correlated Imaging and Structural […]

Richon Blake

PhD Student

Richon attended Imperial College London where he graduated with a bachelors in Biochemistry. During his final year, Richon embarked in […]

Jack Bromley

PhD Student

Jack did both his undergraduate BSc and postgraduate MSc(Res) degrees at the University of St Andrews. During his master’s project, […]

Xuemeng Chen

PhD Student

Xuemeng obtained her BSc degree in Biosciences from the University of Birmingham and completed her MRes in Structural and Molecular […]

James Conway

PhD Student

James graduated from the University of Warwick with an integrated master’s in Biomedical Science. For his master’s project, he investigated […]

Dimitrios Ioannidis

PhD Student

Dimitrios graduated with a MRes in Medical and Molecular Biosciences from Newcastle University where he also obtained his BSc in […]

Kostantina Karagianni

PhD Student

Kostantina graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry at University of Bath in 2023. She also completed a professional placement year […]

Aparajita Karmakar

PhD Student

Aparajita has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s degree in Data Science. Throughout her academic journey, she […]

Ana Katsini

PhD Student

Ana studied Applied Biological Sciences at the University of Stirling. Her final year project focused on investigating novel drugs for […]

Ellie Tardo

PhD Student

Ellie completed a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Essex, with a final year project focusing on structural bioinformatics. […]

Alexander Wilkes

PhD Student

Alex graduated from the University of Reading with a BSc in Biochemistry and MRes in Biomedicine. Before joining the Franklin, […]

Professor Paul Matthews

Institute Director

Paul Matthews is the Director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Edmond and Lily Safra Professor of Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics […]

Mark Driver

Chief Operating Officer

Mark joined the Franklin after 10 years in Public Health England and the UK Health Security Agency, spending most of […]

Sarah Hollitzer

Executive Assistant to Professor Paul Matthews, Institute Director

Sarah is the Executive Assistant to the Institute Director, Professor Paul Matthews. She has over 14 years’ experience working as […]

Georgia Mugglestone

Personal Assistant to Professor Ben Davis

Georgia is the Personal Assistant to the Deputy Director and Science Director Professor Ben Davis.   She has over 7 […]

Kellie Farmer

Operations Support Assistant

Kellie has worked in the legal, education and technology industries in both an Administration Assistant and Personal Assistant capacity.  She […]

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 Becky Nadal

Strategic Projects Manager

Becky has 12+ years’ experience in the University sector providing professional support in the formation, design and delivery of strategic […]

Lucy Matkin

Research Grants Manager

Lucy has 4+ years experience managing scientific research projects. Most recently Lucy worked for the University of Oxford managing a […]

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 […]

Dan McManus

Business Development and Stakeholder Engagement Officer

After graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in Biology, Dan spent 2 years working in a high-throughput […]

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 […]

Dr Alice Fraser

Communications Officer

Alice is a communications officer at the Franklin, she enjoys communicating and engaging others in science and has been involved […]

Jen Murray

Head of Facilities

I gained my first experience of labs at Aptuit on Milton Park where I held the role of Facilities and […]

Stephen Cross

Senior Facilities Assistant

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

Vikky Oliver

Facilities Assistant

Most of Vikky’s career has been laboratory based. This has included medical research companies and cleaning forensics labs. For her […]

Jamelah Owusu-Yianomah

Quality Manager

Jamelah is responsible for the development and implementation if the quality management system. She has over 8 years’ experience in […]

Heather Meek

Quality Assurance Assistant

Since relocating to Oxfordshire after finishing her Masters degree in Assisted Reproduction  Technology, Heather has worked in a variety of […]

Gordon Perry

Health and Safety Advisor

Gordon is responsible for ensuring that the management of safety, health and environment is structured and maintained for the Franklin […]

Marta Jencekova

Health and Safety Assistant

For almost 10 years, Marta was a member of Facilities and H&S department at Cellmark, a UKAS and ISO accredited […]

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 […]

Marina Haines

HR Advisor

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

Aneta Kingston

Recruitment Specialist

Aneta works at the Franklin as a recruitment specialist having previously gained HR and recruitment experience in further education and […]

Olivia Belcher

HR & Recruitment Coordinator

For the past 8 years, I have worked within the care home industry within the Administration department, working on Recruitment […]

Reshma Roy

Early Careers Lead

Raised in Saudi Arabia, Reshma pursued her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in India and is currently on the brink of […]

Phil King

Training Coordinator

Phil has over 14 years experience in training and training delivery in the charity sector and the construction sector, and […]

Caroline Rudman

Financial Controller

Caroline is the financial controller of the Franklin.

Fi Collins

Assistant Finance Manager

Fi moved down to Oxfordshire 10 years ago from Edinburgh, having spent a number of years working as a legal […]

Ian Franklin

Procurement Manager

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

Eva Gronbech

Finance Business Partner

Eva joined the Franklin as a finance business partner and is involved in various aspects of the finance function, including […]

Adam Atherton

Senior Finance Assistant

Adam is a Finance Assistant working within the Finance Team here at the Rosalind Franklin Institute. He assists with the […]

Mohammad Azeem

Finance Assistant

Azeem works with the Finance team, aiding with the day-today tasks.  He is currently studying his AAT (Association of Accounting […]

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 […]

Matthew Selby

IT Technician

Matthew Studied Computer Science, Maths and Further Maths at Didcot Sixth Form. During that time, he partook in additional Mathematics […]

Robin Kassam

IT Technician

Robin originally comes from a Motorsport background, studying Motorsport Engineering at the University of Bath and has recently changed directions […]

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