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Professor James Naismith


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 Lucile Moynie

Senior Scientist in Structural Biology and Protein Science

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

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 Phil Ward

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological Sample Preparation

Phil qualified as a microbiologist from University of Newcastle, obtaining a PhD and completing subsequent studies investigating molecular aspects of […]

Dr Lauren Eyssen

Postdoctoral Researcher in Nanobody Discovery

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

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 Katy Cornish

Postdoctoral Scientist

Katy is a postdoctoral research scientist in Professor Ray Owens’ group at the Franklin, working as part of the Nanobody […]

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

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cell and Molecular Biophysics

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

Dr Casper Berger

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cryo-electron Tomography

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

Dr Georgina Girt

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Georgina is working as a postdoctoral research scientist in the Structural Biology theme, determining kinetics for a new carbon-carbon bond […]

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 […]

Kelly Parker

Laboratory Technical Assistant

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

Dr Jiwei Liu

Junior Investigator

Jiwei is a junior investigator. After completing his PhD at Peking University, he moved to the UK and did two […]

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

Laboratory Support Technician

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

Imogen Buckle

Research Technician

Imogen graduated from the University of Birmingham in July 2022 with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science. She is now […]

Sahar Abdelkarim

Support Scientist

Sahar is a support scientist in Professor Ray Owens’ group. Her role involves the screening of nanobodies using phage display […]

John Clarke

DPhil Student, University of Oxford

John is currently completing his DPhil in Interdisciplinary Bioscience as a collaboratory project between The University of Oxford, The Pirbright […]

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: […]

Nadisha Gamage

PhD student

Thesis Title: Structural investigation of chromatin reprogramming and organisation in development Primary Theme: Structural Biology University: Imperial College London University […]

William Bowles

DPhil Student, University of Oxford

Will is a DPhil Student at Oxford University on the Interdisciplinary Bioscience BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme. Will is using the […]

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