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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

University of Leeds

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

Dr Chris Arter

High-Throughput Discovery Facility Manager

Chris is the High-Throughput Discovery Facility Manager at the Rosalind Franklin Institute. Chris is working as part of the Next […]

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 Andrew Giltrap

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist

Andrew is a Senior Postdoctoral Scientist at the Rosalind Franklin Institute involved in developing novel methods for the site selective […]

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 Leonardo Kleebauer

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford

Leo is a visiting researcher at the Franklin and a postdoctoral research associate from the University of Oxford involved in […]

Dr Chao Guo

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Chao got his master 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 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 Ajay Jha

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ajay is a postdoctoral research associate working to unravel drug-protein interactions using ultrafast multidimensional infrared spectroscopy, EVV 2DIR for drug […]

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 John Sidda

Postdoctoral Research Associate

John joined the Next Generation Chemistry theme to work on the signalling pathways underpinning primary sugar metabolism in plants. John […]

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 Yizhi Yuan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Yizhi is working in the Next Generation Chemistry Group as a postdoctoral research associate under the topic “Synthetic Biology and […]

Dr Aziz Khan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Aziz obtained his undergraduate degree from University College London and went on to complete his DPhil at the University of […]

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 Lan Na

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Lan’s research interest focuses on developing novel chemical biology tools to probe mechanistic questions in proteomics. As a team member […]

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 Yibo Zeng

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Yibo obtained her PhD from Department of Chemistry, the University of Hong Kong. Prior joining the Rosalind Franklin Institute, she […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dimitrios Mamalis

DPhil Student, University of Oxford

Dimitrios is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford, working under the supervision of Prof Ben Davis. His project […]

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 […]

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