Group leader

  • Dr Marina Kuimova

    Dr Marina Kuimova

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    Dr Marina Kuimova Reader in Chemical Physics

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    Location

    207B 
    Molecular Sciences Research Hub 
    White City Campus

Postdoctoral Research Associates

  • Dr Jessica Berrones Reyes

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    Dr Jessica Berrones Reyes Postdoctoral Research Associate

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    Jessica joined the group in November 2019 as a Research Associate in chemical synthesis, optical spectroscopy and imaging, jointly working with Prof Vilar (Chemistry). Her project encompasses the synthesis of platinum-based probes and application of fluorescence microscopy techniques to visualise G-quadruplex DNA.

    Location

    301
    Molecular Sciences Research Hub 
    White City Campus

  • Dr Petr Sherin

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    Dr Petr Sherin Postdoctoral Research Associate

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    Petr joined the group in November 2019 as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow. His project is focused on studying age- and cataract-related changes in the membranes of cells in animal and human eye lenses.

    Location

    207 
    Molecular Sciences Research Hub 
    White City Campus

Students

  • Ben Lewis

    Ben Lewis

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    Ben Lewis PhD Student

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    Ben joined the group in October 2016 as part of the MRes/PhD program from the Institute of Chemical Biology. His project is aimed at developing optical probes for cellular imaging of G-quadruplexes. His project is co-supervised by Prof Vilar (Chemistry) and Dr Vannier (Institute of Clinical Sciences).

    Location

    207 
    Molecular Sciences Research Hub 
    White City Campus

  • Miguel Paez Perez

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    Miguel Paez Perez PhD Student

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    Miguel joined the group in  October 2017 as an ICB-CDT PhD candidate. His project explores how  membrane fluidity and organization depends on external stresses by using viscosity-sensitive molecular rotors. He is co-supervised by  Dr Brooks (Chemistry) and Prof Krams (Bioengineering, QMUL).

    Location

    207 
    Molecular Sciences Research Hub 
    White City Campus

  • Ion Ioannou

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    Ion Ioannou PhD Student

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    Ion joined the group in October 2019 and is a Leverhulme Trust funded PhD student working on synthetic cells. His project regards the on-site assembly of the actin cortex in semi-synthetic cells to control cell mechanics and behaviour.  Ion is co-supervised by Dr Elani and Dr Brooks (Chemistry).

    Location

    207 
    Molecular Sciences Research Hub 
    White City Campus

  • Jenna Robinson

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    Jenna Robinson PhD Student

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    Jenna joined the group in October 2019 as part of the Institute of Chemical Biology. She synthesises fluorescent probes to visualise G-quadruplexes in live cells and establish correlations with epigenetic characteristics in cancer. She is co-supervised by Dr Di Antonio, Prof Vilar (Chemistry) and Prof Brown (Medicine)

    Location

    207 
    Molecular Sciences Research Hub 
    White City Campus

  • Aatikah Majid

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    Aatikah Majid PhD Student

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    Aatikah joined the group in October 2019 as part of the CDT In Next Generation Synthesis and Reaction Technology. Her project aims to use high-throughput synthesis and testing to develop optical probes for G-quadruplex DNA. Her project is co-supervised by Prof Vilar (Chemistry) and Dr Thompson (Medicine).

    Location

    301 
    Molecular Sciences Research Hub 
    White City Campus

  • Tigerlily Bradford

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    Tigerlily Bradford PhD Student

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    Tigerlily joined the group in October 2020 as part of the PhD program from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Her project is aimed at imaging of quadruplexes formed in the telomeric region of chromosomes using FLIM. Her project is co-supervised by Prof Vilar (Chemistry) and Dr Vannier (Institut...

    Location

    207 
    Molecular Sciences Research Hub 
    White City Campus