Current Fellows

Current Fellows

Dr Shoba Amarnath

Categories: Cancer
Location: Newcastle University

Title of Research Project
Translating co-receptor biology to Immuno-therapeutics in Cancer



Dr Shoba Amarnath

Title of Research Project Translating co-receptor biology to Immuno-therapeutics in...

Professor Tom Baden

Categories: Neurobiology, Sensory
Location: University of Sussex

Title of Research Project

Anisotropic retinal circuits for processing of colour and space in nature.

Other Information

Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), 2019
Granted Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, 2020
Awarded Nature Research Award for Driving Global Impact, 2020
Awarded the Boehringer Igeleim FENS research Awards, 2022
Voted onto the IBRO PERC Committee, 2022
Elected Member of EMBO, 2023


Professor Tom Baden

Title of Research Project Anisotropic retinal circuits for processing of...

Dr Elizabeth Ballou

Categories: Cell Biology, Microbiology, Pathogens
Location: University of Exeter

Title of Research Project

Investigating how cross-kingdom microbial partnerships impact fungal pathogenesis of the causative agents of Mucormycosis

Dr Elizabeth Ballou

Title of Research Project Investigating how cross-kingdom microbial partnerships impact...

Dr David Bending

Categories: Immunology
Location: University of Birmingham
Title of Research Project

Regulation of T cell receptor signalling dynamics during T follicular helper cell responses

Dr David Bending

Title of Research Project Regulation of T cell receptor signalling...

Professor Tanmay Bharat

Categories: Immunology, Infection
Location: University of Cambridge

Title of Research Project
In situ structural studies of the functional organisation and inhibition of the BAM complex in Gram-negative bacteria

Other information
Awarded International Prize Scholarship, Vallee Foundation, USA, 2018
Awarded John Kendrew Award, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, 2019
Selected for a Philip Leverhulme Prize for Biological Sciences, Leverhulme Trust UK, 2020
Selected as an EMBO Young Investigator, 2020
Awarded Eppendorf Young European Investigator Award, 2021
Awarded Colworth Medal, The Biochemical Society, 2022
Awarded Fleming Prize, The Microbiology Society, 2023
Finalist for the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists UK , 2024

Professor Tanmay Bharat

Title of Research Project In situ structural studies of the...

Professor Timothy Blower

Categories: Biochemistry, DNA/RNA, Infection, Molecular Biology, Pathogens, Structural Biology
Location: Durham University
Title of Research Project
BREX and phage-bacteria interactions.

Professor Timothy Blower

Title of Research Project BREX and phage-bacteria interactions.

Dr Alexander Borodavka

Categories: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Infection, Pharmacology/ Therapeutics, Vaccines
Location: University of Cambridge

Title of Research Project

From Single Molecules to Whole Viruses: A New View on Viral Assembly and Replication in Cells.

Dr Alexander Borodavka

Title of Research Project From Single Molecules to Whole Viruses:...

Dr Amanda Chaplin

Categories: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cancer, DNA/RNA, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology
Location: University of Leicester

Title of Research Project

Cryo-EM studies of human DNA repair complexes: DNA-PK and interacting partners

Dr Amanda Chaplin

Title of Research Project Cryo-EM studies of human DNA repair...

Professor J Ross Chapman

Categories: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Immunology
Location: University of Oxford
Title of Research Project
DNA double-strand break repair mechanisms in immunity and oncogenesis.

Other Information
Head of Genome Integrity Laboratory.

Professor J Ross Chapman

Title of Research Project DNA double-strand break repair mechanisms in...

Dr Rebecca Corrigan

Categories: Infection
Location: University of Sheffield

Title of Research Project

Analysis of the role of (p)ppGpp in staphylococcal infection using zebrafish as a model organism

Other Information

Awarded a Wellcome Trust Discovery Award, 2024

Dr Rebecca Corrigan

Title of Research Project Analysis of the role of (p)ppGpp...

Dr Andrew Davidson

Categories: Cancer, Cell Biology, Imaging
Location: University of Glasgow

Title of Research Project

Bridging the diagnostic gap: realising non-coding variant identification and classification in the clinic.

Dr Andrew Davidson

Title of Research Project Bridging the diagnostic gap: realising non-coding...

Professor James Davies

Categories: Genetics /Epigenetics, Genomics
Location: University of Oxford
Title of Research Project
Using base pair mapping of genome architecture to interrogate the mechanisms by which enhancers control transcription

Professor James Davies

Title of Research Project Using base pair mapping of genome...

Dr Marco Di Antonio

Categories: Cancer, Chemical biology, DNA/RNA, Genetics /Epigenetics, Genomics, Medicinal Chemistry
Location: Imperial College London

Title of Research Project
Unravelling epigenetic pathways leading to chemo-resistance in ovarian cancer with a light-controlled CRISPR-based platform

Dr Marco Di Antonio

Title of Research Project Unravelling epigenetic pathways leading to chemo-resistance...

Dr Sarah Dimeloe

Categories: Immunology, Metabolism (inc diabetes and obesity)
Location: University of Birmingham

Title of Research Project

Co-operative metabolic synthesis as a fourth signal for T cell priming

Dr Sarah Dimeloe

Title of Research Project Co-operative metabolic synthesis as a fourth...

Professor Mark Dodding

Categories: Cell Biology
Location: University of Bristol
Title of Research Project
A new chemical biology approach to target molecular motors for the manipulation of cytoskeleton and organelle dynamics

Professor Mark Dodding

Title of Research Project A new chemical biology approach to...

Dr Rebecca Drummond

Categories: Immunology, Infection, Microbiology, Pathogens
Location: University of Birmingham

Title of Research Project

Exploring how host immunity and co-infection influence fungal environmental adaptation in the CNS.

Dr Rebecca Drummond

Title of Research Project Exploring how host immunity and co-infection...

Professor Sherif El-Khamisy

Categories: Cancer, Cell Biology, Diagnostics, DNA/RNA, Genetics /Epigenetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Neurology
Location: University of Sheffield
Title of Research Project:
The repair of oxidative and topoisomerase induced chromosomal strand breaks and human disease

Other Information:
Moved to University of Sheffield, 2014.
Awarded Professorship, 2015.
Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016.
Extended Fellowship until September 2022.
Elected to membership of the Institute 2018.

Professor Sherif El-Khamisy

Title of Research Project: The repair of oxidative and topoisomerase...

Professor Susana Godinho

Categories: Cancer, Cell Biology, Imaging
Location: Queen Mary University of London
Title of Research Project
Regulation of paracrine signalling by centrosome amplification

Professor Susana Godinho

Title of Research Project Regulation of paracrine signalling by centrosome...

Professor Ravindra Gupta

Categories: Immunology, Infection
Location: University of Cambridge
Title of Research Project
Cell cycle regulation in Macrophages

Professor Ravindra Gupta

Title of Research Project Cell cycle regulation in Macrophages

Professor Anthony Khawaja

Categories: Data Modelling and Big Data, Epidemiology, Genomics
Location: University College London

Title of Research Project

Translating genomic discovery into clinical prediction tools for glaucoma

Other Information

Promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology, 2023

Professor Anthony Khawaja

Title of Research Project Translating genomic discovery into clinical prediction...

Dr John Knight

Categories: Cancer, Cell Biology, DNA/RNA, Molecular Biology
Location: University of Manchester

Title of Research Project

Harnessing the divergent roles of elongation dependency for cancer therapy

 

Dr John Knight

Title of Research Project Harnessing the divergent roles of elongation...

Dr Joanne Konkel

Categories: Immunology
Location: University of Manchester
Title of Research Project
Atypical monocytes at the oral mucosa; revisiting myeloid cell development and function at a unique barrier site

Dr Joanne Konkel

Title of Research Project Atypical monocytes at the oral mucosa;...

Professor Yogesh Kulathu

Categories: Biochemistry
Location: University of Dundee
Title of Research Project
Regulation and function of protein FUBlylation

Professor Yogesh Kulathu

Title of Research Project Regulation and function of protein FUBlylation

Professor Rebecca Lawson

Location: University of Cambridge

Title of Research Project
Computational neurodevelopment: a new framework for understanding autism spectrum disorder.

Professor Rebecca Lawson

Title of Research Project Computational neurodevelopment: a new framework for...

Dr Tung Le

Categories: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Location: John Innes Centre Norwich
Title of Research Project
The line of duty: How to segregate a giant linear plasmid in antibiotic-producing Streptomyces

Dr Tung Le

Title of Research Project The line of duty: How to...

Dr James Lee

Categories: Gastrointestinal, Immunology, Infection, Musculoskeletal
Location: The Francis Crick Institute
Title of Research Project
From SNPs to biology in inflammatory diseases

Dr James Lee

Title of Research Project From SNPs to biology in inflammatory...

Dr Michelle Linterman

Categories: Immunology
Location: Babraham Institute
Title of Research Project
Tertiary lymphoid structures in health and disease

Other Information
Awarded ERC Cog grant, 2022

Dr Michelle Linterman

Title of Research Project Tertiary lymphoid structures in health and...

Professor Yanlan Mao

Categories: Ai, Cancer, Cell Biology, Data Modelling and Big Data, Gastrointestinal, Hepatology, Imaging, Molecular Biology, Regeneration
Location: University College London
Title of Research Project
Mechanochemical regulation of tissue growth and morphogenesis

Other Information
Awarded L’oreal UNESCO Women in Science Fellowship, 2018.
Received Biophysical Society Early Career Mechanobiology Award 2019.
Elected to EMBO Young Investigator programme, 2019.
Awarded BSCB Women in Cell Biology Early Career Medal, 2020.
Received Royal Microscopical Society Life Sciences Medal, 2021.
Awarded MRC Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship, 2022

Professor Yanlan Mao

Title of Research Project Mechanochemical regulation of tissue growth and...

Professor Joseph Marsh

Categories: Ai, Data Modelling and Big Data, Genetics /Epigenetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Proteomics
Location: University of Exeter

Title of Research Project
The dominant-negative effect in protein complexes: implications for human genetic disease

Other Information
Awarded Royal Society of Edinburgh Patrick Neill Medal, 2019.
ERC Consolidator Grant, 2020.

Professor Joseph Marsh

Title of Research Project The dominant-negative effect in protein complexes:...

Dr Will McEwan

Categories: Cell Biology, DNA/RNA, Immunology, Infection, Molecular Biology, Neurology, Pathogens
Location: University of Cambridge
Title of Research Project
Protein-level knockdown as a new frontier for biological and biomedical sciences

Dr Will McEwan

Title of Research Project Protein-level knockdown as a new frontier...

Professor James Nathan

Location: University of Cambridge
Title of Research Project
The interplay between metabolism and oxygen sensing

Other Information
Granted Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, 2020
Awarded Nature Research Award for Driving Global Impact, 2020
Awarded the Boehringer Ingelheim FENS research Award, 2022
Voted onto the IBRO PERC Committee, 2022

Professor James Nathan

Title of Research Project The interplay between metabolism and oxygen...

Dr Joana Neves

Categories: Cell Biology, Immunology
Location: King’s College London

Title of Research Project

Regulation of Innate Lymphoid Cell differentiation & function in intestinal health and disease

Other Information

Awarded a research grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, 2023
Awarded a research grant from BBSRC/NC3R, 2023

Dr Joana Neves

Title of Research Project Regulation of Innate Lymphoid Cell differentiation...

Professor Rickie Patani

Categories: Neurology
Location: University College London
Title of Research Project
Identifying therapeutically targetable RNA binding proteins in ALS

Professor Rickie Patani

Title of Research Project Identifying therapeutically targetable RNA binding proteins...

Dr Srikanth Ramaswamy

Categories: Ai, Data Modelling and Big Data, Imaging, Mental health/Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Physiology
Location: Newcastle University

Title of Research Project

A tale of two neuromodulators: how histamine and serotonin shape social interactions in mice and human brains

 

Dr Srikanth Ramaswamy

Title of Research Project A tale of two neuromodulators: how...

Dr Elizabeth Rosser

Categories: Imaging
Location: University College London

Title of Research Project

Extrafollicular B cells in the immunopathology of Juvenile-Idiopathic Arthritis Associated Uveitis.

Dr Elizabeth Rosser

Title of Research Project Extrafollicular B cells in the immunopathology...

Dr Tomás Ryan

Categories: Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neurology
Location: Trinity College Dublin
Title of Research Project
Gone or Misplaced? Retrieving Infant Memories in Adults.

Dr Tomás Ryan

Title of Research Project Gone or Misplaced? Retrieving Infant Memories...

Professor Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri

Categories: Cardiovascular, Cell Biology, Endocrinology, Genetics /Epigenetics, Metabolism (inc diabetes and obesity), Molecular Biology, Physiology, Reproductive/Foetal
Location: University of Cambridge

Title of Research Project

Biomarkers of materno-fetal health: role of placental endocrine mediators in normal and obese pregnancies

Other Information

Awarded the Hans Sigrist Prize, 2020

Professor Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri

Title of Research Project Biomarkers of materno-fetal health: role of...

Dr Hayley Sharpe

Categories: Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Proteomics
Location: Babraham Institute
Title of Research Project
Receptor tyrosine phosphatase signalling mechanisms in health and disease.

Dr Hayley Sharpe

Title of Research Project Receptor tyrosine phosphatase signalling mechanisms in health...

Professor Christopher Stewart

Categories: Data Modelling and Big Data, DNA/RNA, Gastrointestinal, Infection, Molecular Biology, Paediatrics, Pathogens, Proteomics
Location: Newcastle University

Title of Research Project

Using stem cell derived “mini guts” to investigate microbiome-host interaction in early life

Other information
Microbiology Society Fleming Prize, 2022
NOSTER & Science Microbiome Prize, 2023
Elected to the Royal Society UK Young Academy, 2023
Applied Microbiology International WH Pierce Prize, 2023
Neonatal Society Rising Star, 2024
Promoted to Professor, 2024

Professor Christopher Stewart

Title of Research Project Using stem cell derived “mini guts”...

Dr Kirby Swatek

Categories: Biochemistry, Infection, Molecular Biology, Proteomics, Structural Biology
Location: University of Dundee

Title of Research Project

Irreversible inactivation of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins

 

Dr Kirby Swatek

Title of Research Project Irreversible inactivation of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like...

Dr Stephan Uphoff

Categories: Biochemistry, Biophysics, DNA/RNA, Genetics /Epigenetics, Imaging, Infection, Molecular Biophysics, Pathogens
Location: University of Oxford
Title of Research Project
Resolving oxidative stress response mechanisms in bacteria during infection and antibiotic treatment.

Dr Stephan Uphoff

Title of Research Project Resolving oxidative stress response mechanisms in...

Dr Stineke Van Houte

Categories: Immunology, Infection
Location: University of Exeter
Title of Research Project
Developing new tools to tackle antibiotic resistance

Dr Stineke Van Houte

Title of Research Project Developing new tools to tackle antibiotic...

Dr Helen Weavers

Categories: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Imaging, Immunology, Regeneration
Location: University of Bristol

Title of Research Project

Targeting immune system resilience to curb collateral damage and extend healthy ageing

 

Dr Helen Weavers

Title of Research Project Targeting immune system resilience to curb...

Dr Fiona Jane Whelan

Categories: Infection, Microbiology, Microbiome, Pathogens
Location: University of Manchester

Title of Research Project
Accessory gene driven competition within the cystic fibrosis lung microbiota

Other Information
Promoted to Senior Lecturer, 2024
Awarded AMS Springboard Award, 2024

Dr Fiona Jane Whelan

Title of Research Project Accessory gene driven competition within the...

Dr Nicola Whiffin

Categories: Data Modelling and Big Data, Diagnostics, DNA/RNA, Genomics
Location: University of Oxford

Title of Research Project

Bridging the diagnostic gap: realising non-coding variant identification and classification in the clinic.

Dr Nicola Whiffin

Title of Research Project Bridging the diagnostic gap: realising non-coding...