The group is highly multidisciplinary, with researchers working on synthesis and structural biology, proteomics and cell biology, on in vitro and in vivo systems, often undertaking work in collaboration with labs at Imperial in Medicine, Engineering and Natural Sciences, and groups at institutes and companies across the UK and worldwide. Group membership is also highly diverse - more than 145 researchers have worked in our group over the years, encompassing 28 nationalities.

Staff

Dr Ammar Ahmed

Ammar Ahmed

Dr Ammar Ahmed
Research associate in chemical biology

Dr Masha Shchepinova

Dr Masha Shchepinova

Dr Masha Shchepinova
BBSRC research associate in GPCR chemical biology (34-36)

Dr Jemima Thomas

Jemima Thomas

Dr Jemima Thomas
CRUK Convergence Science Centre research associate in multidisciplinary cancer therapeutics


PhD students

Cyrille Koundé

Cyrille Kounde

Cyrille Koundé
4th year GSK/EPSRC CASE PhD student, next generation PROTACs (41, 42)

Roxani Nikoloudaki

Roxani Nikoloudaki

Roxani Nikoloudaki
4th year ICB/Nestlé PhD student, new chemical probes for GPCRs involved in appetite regulation (36)

Miruna Androniciuc

Miruna Androniciuc

Miruna Androniciuc
4th year Imperial/Crick PhD, understanding Wnt acylation in development and disease (48)

Qisi Zhang

Qisi Zhang

Qisi Zhang
4th year ICB CDT PhD, PROTACs for conditional protein degradation

Robert Gray

Robert Gray

Robert Gray
4th year Crick/Imperial clinical fellow, lipid metabolism in tuberculosis (38)

Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson
4th year ICB CDT PhD, photoswitchable peptide libraries (56, 57)

Jack Williams

Jack Williams

Jack Williams
4th year Crick/Imperial joint PhD, cyclic peptides as chemical probes (56)

Chotima Seripracharat

Chotima

Chotima Seripracharat
3rd year PhD, Royal Thai Government, probe synthesis & identifying target of necroptosis inhibitors

James Zhang

James Zhang

James Zhang
3rd year PhD, CRUK Convergence Centre, NMT as a cancer target (63)

Frederic Buemi

Frederic Buemi

Frederic Buemi
2nd year PhD student, hydrolytic enzymes driving colorectal cancer development (65)

Shreyas Bhatt

Shreyas Bhatt

Shreyas Bhatt
2nd year ICB CDT PhD, Gut-on-a-chip 4.0 (34, 35, 72)

Abigail Iles

Abigail Iles

Abigail Iles
1st year EPSRC/MSD ICB CDT PhD student, proximity-based drug-target identification (39, 76)

Thomas Maher

Thomas Maher

Thomas Maher
1st year MRes + PhD ICB CDT, development of probes investigating G4 interacting proteins (74, 75)


MRes in Drug Discovery and Development students


Other members

Joshua Hope

Joshua Hope

Joshua Hope
4th year Crick/Imperial PhD, structural characterisation of the retroviral preintegration complex

Dr Marc Morgan

Marc Morgan

Dr Marc Morgan
Protein crystallography facility manager

Dr Rishi Shah

Rishi Shah

Dr Rishi Shah
Visiting researcher, GlaxoSmithKline, PROTAC development


Alumni

Postdoctoral researchers: 2008: Sasala Wickramasinghe. 2010: Lucia de la Riva Perez. 2011: Dmitry Stetsenko, Vicki Barker, Matt Selby, Ute Brassat. 2012: Will Heal, Victor Goncalves. 2013: Victoria Albrow, Mark Rackham, Zhiyong Yu. 2014: Antonio Konitsiotis, Jennie Hutton. 2015: Goska Broncel, Soo Mei Chee, Kalesh. 2017: Rhiannon Beard, Julia Morales Sanfrutos, Markus Ritzefeld, Inma Perez Dorado. 2018: Remi Serwa, Charlotte Sutherell, Chiara Recchi, Chiara Fabbro. 2019: Aurélien Godinat, Anna Neodo, Scott Lovell, Marc Baggelaar. 2020: Monica Faronato, Tom Lanyon-Hogg. 2021: Ateequllah Hayat, Andrea Goya Grocin, Montse Tersa, Jennie Hutton, Ayesha Tejura (RA), Jasmine Bickel, Andrii Gorelik, Milon Mondal. 2022: Tony Ocasio, Dan Conole, Christelle Soudy, Daniel Lucy, James Sipthorp, Rita Petracca, Ravi Singh.

PhD students: 2009: Panumart Thongyoo. 2010: Gillian Rosenberg. 2011: Jemima Thomas, Tam Dang. 2012: Tayo Olaleye, Lucy Rayner, Alex Berry, Jenny Frueh. 2013: Megan Wright, Manue Thinon. 2014: Chris Douse. 2015: Naoko Masumoto, Paulina Ciepla, Tom Charlton, James Clulow, Andy Bell. 2016: Louis Perdios, Siak Lim, Lisa Storck Saha, Rhiannon Beard, Jenny Ward, Ernie So. 2017: Yunyun Sun, Mostafa Jamshidiha, Greg Craven. 2018: Wenye Zhao, Roman Fedoryshchak, Foteini Tzakoniati, Shao-Ju (Ryan) Lu. 2019: Jessica Shen, Charlie Saunders, Theo Flack, Mladen Stojanovic, Scott Lovell, Eloise Morecroft, Will Joyce, Anja Schlott, Gregor Lueg. 2020: Jasmine Bickel, Kate Hadavizadeh, Nattawadee Panyain, Andrea Goya Grocin, Miha Homsak, Ryan Howard, Cassandra Kennedy. 2022: Leran Zhang, Henry Benns, Simeon Draganov, Emma Couves.

MRes students: 2008: Pinar Tulay, Martyna Snopek, Kavita Ramji. 2009: Antoine Delmotte. 2010: Kim Williams, Lucy Esteve, Janet Tsang. 2011: Dani Monteil. 2012: Tiffany Teng, Nino Gaphrindashivili. 2013: Liji Huang, George Bodakh, June Lim, Xiaoyi Wang, Eric Lee. 2014: Yuchen Zhao. 2015: Larissa See, Runzhong Fu, Jason Mak, Sandi Botonjic, Giovanna Morsiani. 2016: Juan Cuadrado, Lerui Guo, Zuzana Hodakova, Miriam Lyons, Niall McLoughlin, Sebastian Soh, Congyi Xu, Handa Zhang. 2017: Rania Al Janabi, Daniel Fernandez Llaneza, Isabella Kaczmarczyk, Sebastian Oehler, Carine Lim, Leran Zhang, Chiara Cecconello. 2018: Irphane Ariff, Sofia Chalkiadaki, Declan Cook, Nicole Deacon-Smith, Sarah Hassan, Kai Hove, Caitlin Jie, Sofia Lachiondo, Bowen Ma, Pasin Mapaisansin, Balazs Pogranyi, Xinzhu Wang. 2019: Billy Baxter, M. Juncal Calvo, Jonathan Davies, Leigh-Anne Gavin, Arzish Haqqee, Thomas Jackson, Callum Johnston, Javier Molina-Bermejo, Jingxing Qiu, Tilly Shackley, Ceire Wincott, Jinwang Yuan. 2020: Debraj Chowdhury, Amrita Date, Lisa Dollhopf, Mathias Fagbemi, Jeff Guo, Ming Huang, Qinxue Kong, Yuxin Liu, Nelli Morgulchik, Nikitas Ostrovitsa, Esther Perez-Barreiro, Panagiota Sarri, Emilia Taylor, Ayesha Tejura, Ioanna Thanasi, Pinqi Wang. 2021: Konstantina Arvaniti, Audrey Dausse, Matthew Dooley, Anusha Gupta, Abigail Iles, Aristo Kong, Caitlin Leo, Xiwen Ma, Amina Nigmatulina, Max Phillips, Jonathan Rockman, Gaseitsiwe Lame Senatla, David Sharp, Shradda Vadodaria, Xinyue Zhang, Peihao Zhao. 2022: Beatrice Bizzotto, Fabiana Ferreira Duarte, Nathan Hardingham, Yaru Meng, Aaron Mothersole, Olivia Ramsay, Haozhe Xiao, Hongyu Ye, Minao Zhang, Kai Zheng.

Undergraduate project/placement students: 2006: Helen Mcleod. 2007: Will Tomlinson, Katherine Elvira, Camille Bonomelli. 2008: James Sudlow. 2009: Irvine Howson, Vlad Turek, Sara Bessin. 2010: Aled Williams, Amanda Cheung, Sascha Yousefi, Genshi Chen. 2011: Machi Panteli, Brian Wilson, Timo Voelker, Wenlin Zhang, Nina Vrielink, Julia Gonzales Hernandes, Sibyl Sheppard. 2012: Enrico Fantoni, Jenny  Mizen, Solene Batut, Klaudia Cybulska, Boon Kiat Lee. 2013: Wai Peng Leong, Alice Huynh, Ben Chappell, Sabrina Maas, Chrystalla Constantinou, Will Whitehurst, Saphia Matthew. 2014: Olivia Boyd, James Davies, Xavier Wezen, Shuang Liu, Wouter Mooij, Niall McLoughlin. 2015: Tiffany Chan, Shuang Liu, Markus Artelsmair, Joel Fauser. 2016: Yuen Chow, Michelle Tan, Jenny Samphire, Suk Tan, Annina Burhop, Edward Ou, Alex Bakker, Christine Wu. 2017: Aditya Raymond Thawani, Rhian Hendley, Ana Losada de la Lastra, Dongxun Lyu, Angela Sun. 2019: Stef Bannink, Edward Will, Jianjun (JJ) Ren, Alana Dastous, Camilla Ferro. 2020: Tristan Kovacic, Joshua Newington. 2021: Yongyin (Dorene) Chen, Yicheng Wang. 2022: Fawaz Raja, Anna Kukushkina, Minqi Pan, Ryota Nakao, Haiyang He, Jiaying Zhuang.

Visiting researchers: 2015: Dr Kasia Blewska (Lodz, COST network), Dany Pechalrieu (Toulouse, COST network). 2016: Daniela Glatzova (University of Prague, RSC mobility award). 2018: Wenhua Chen (CSC Scholarship), Elena De Vita (DKFZ, German Cancer Research Center). 2019: Michael Baek (University of Copenhagen). 2020: Jing Han (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Danai Kati (UCL). 2021: Dr María Maneiro Rey (Xunta de Galicia Fellow). 2022: André Luz (Universidade de Lisboa).


Collaborating labs and organisations

1. Peter O'Hare (Virology); 2. The Francis Crick Institute; 3. Tony Magee (NHLI); 4. Pfizer Neusentis; 5. Medicines for Malaria Venture; 6. Imperial Innovations; 7. Matilda Katan (UCL); 8. Paul French (Laser Physics); 9. Beata Wojciak-Stothard (Medicine); 10. Gad Frankel (Molecular Microbiology); 11. Tony Gee (KCL); 12. Colin Turnbull (Plant Physiology); 13. David Mann (Life Sciences); 14. Ernesto Cota (Structural Biology); 15. Institute of Cancer Research; 16. David Klug (Chemistry); 17. Reiko Tanaka (Bioengineering); 18. Syngenta; 19. Alan Armstrong (Chemistry); 20. Jamie Scott, Jeffrey Johannes (AstraZeneca); 21. Oscar Ces (Chemistry); 22. Jake Baum (Parasitology); 23. Xiaodong Zhang (Structural Biology); 24. Chiara Recchi (Oncology); 25. Keith Willison (Chemistry); 26. Hani Gabra (Oncology); 27. Tony Holder (Crick); 28. Dinis Calado (Crick); 29. Anna Barnard (Chemistry); 30. Doryen Bubeck (Structural Biology); 31. Charlotte Dodson (Biophysics); 32. Edgar Deu (Crick); 33. Alex Lyons (Medicine, NHLI); 34. Gary Frost (Medicine); 35. Aylin Hanyaloglu (Medicine); 36. Nestlé; 37. Susana Godinho (The Barts Cancer Institute, London); 38. Luiz Pedro Carvalho (Crick); 39. Avinash Shenoy (Microbiology); 40. Genentech; 41. John Harling (GSK); 42. Marcel Muelbaier (Cellzome/GSK); 43. Eric Aboagye (Surgery and Cancer); 44. Charlotte Bevan (Surgery and Cancer); 45. Hani Gabra (Surgery and Cancer); 46. Matt Child (Life Sciences); 47. Pete DiMaggio (Chemical Engineering); 48. Jean-Paul Vincent (Crick); 49. Evgen Pharma; 50. Julian Downward (Crick); 51. Vania Braga (Medicine); 52. Heptares; 53. Alan Spivey (Chemistry); 54. Jim Norman (CRUK, Beatson Institute, Glasgow); 55. Hector Keun (Surgery and Cancer); 56. Louise Walport (Crick); 57. Matthew Fuchter (Chemistry); 58. Rui Moreira, Cecília M. P. Rodrigues (Universidade de Lisboa); 59. Iain McNeish (Surgery and Cancer); 60. Myricx Pharma Ltd; 61. Dorian Haskard (Medicine); 62. Christian Siebold (Oxford); 63. Lou Chesler (ICR); 64. Mark Rackham (MSD); 65. Rachael Barry (Medicine); 66. Michela Noseda (Medicine); 67. Ben Perry (DNDi); 68. Andrew Edwards (Medicine); 69. Tom Lanyon-Hogg (Oxford); 70. David Gray (Dundee); 71. Steve Matthews (Structural Biology); 72. Joshua Edel (Chemistry); 73. Jesús Gil (Medicine); 74. Ramón Vilar Compte (Chemistry); 75. Marco Di Antonio (Chemistry); 76. James Bull (Chemistry); 77. David Hewings (Vertex Pharm. Ltd); 78. ADC Therapeutics; 79. Konstantinos Beis (Life Sciences); 80. David Carling (Medicine).