Dr Anna Barnard – Group Leader
Anna is a Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow in the Department of Chemistry and the Insitute of Chemical Biology.
After graduating with an MChem degree from Durham University in 2008, Anna began a PhD in Chemistry with Professor David Smith at the University of York on self-assembling dendrons with applications in gene delivery which included a research visit at the University of Illinois. From 2012, she worked as a post-doctoral research associate with Professor Andy Wilson at the University of Leeds for 2 years on the development of novel inhibitors of protein-protein interactions. She then carried out a post-doc at Imperial College with Professor Ed Tate for before starting a Junior Research Fellowship at Imperial in October 2015. In 2019 she was awarded a prestigious Sir Henry Dale Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust.
Postdoctoral Research Associates
Dr Dennis Worm - PDRA May 2019-Present
Dr Guilherme Vieira de Castro
I obtained my BSc and MSc in Chemistry from the Federal University of ABC (São Paulo, Brazil), where I worked with the organic synthesis of nuclear receptor modulators under the supervision of Prof. Mirela Sairre. In 2015 I joined the group of Prof. Alessio Ciulli in the University of Dundee (Scotland, UK) as a PhD student, working with fragment-based ligand discovery applied to E3 ubiquitin ligases.
I joined the Barnard group in 2019 to keep expanding my skills in the interface between chemistry and biology, developing tools to study and inhibit bacterial persistence.
Clara Bernardi - MRes in Drug Discovery and Development 2018/19
I graduated with a BSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Queen Mary University in 2018. My final year dissertation was supervised by Professor Tony Vlcek and focused on targeting and delivering anticancer agents based on avidin-biotin complexes.
Since completing my undergraduate degree, I enrolled on MRes in Drug Discovery and Development at Imperial College, where I am currently working on a project under the supervision of Dr Anna Barnard and Professor Matthew Fuchter that aims to investigate the use of novel synthetic photoswitchable Stapled Peptides for Protein-Protein Interaction Inhibition.
|Theo Flack - PhD Student 2015-2019|
|Muhammed Haque - MRes inDrug Discovery and Development 2017/18|
|Ana Losada de la Lastra - MSci Student 2017/18|
|Hannah Kiely-Collins - MSci Student 2017/18|
|Fiona Rowan - Postdoctoral Research Associate Jan 2017-April 2018|
Dan Miles - MRes in Drug Discovery and Development 2016/17
Yingchao Wang - MRes in Drug Discovery and Development 2016/17
Oliver Fischer - Erasmus Student 2017
Femke Meijer - Erasmus Student 2016/17
Michelle Tan - MSci Student 2015/16
Huda Baldo - MRes in Drug Discovery and Development 2015/16