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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 […]

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