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Group Members

Group Leaders

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Greg Challis

Professor

Lona Alkhalaf

Senior Research Fellow

Post Doctoral Research Fellows

doug chuan shanshan Xinyun
Doug Roberts
Chuan Huang
 
Shanshan Zhou

Xinjun Jian
fayrouz
Jinlian
arun chris
Fayrouz Elmaddah
Jinlian Zhao
Arun Gupta with
Prof J. Lewandowski
Chris Fage with
Prof J. Lewandowski

PhD and MRes Students

matt fang ioanna helen
Matt Beech
PhD Student with
Prof J. Lewandowski
Fang Pang
PhD Student
 
Ioanna Nakou
PhD Student
with Dr M. Jenner
Helen Smith
PhD Student
with Dr M. Jenner/
Prof J. Lewandowski
jake
becky
marlene
munro
Jake Sargeant
PhD Student
 
Rebecca Clayton
PhD Student
Marlene Rothe
PhD Student
with Dr F. Alberti
Munro Passmore
PhD student
with Dr M. Jenner
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Charles Hinchliffe
MRes Student

Project Students

sacha calumn
Sacha Charlton
MChem Student
Callum Bullock
MChem Student
 

Alumni

Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Dr Francisco Barona-Gomez - currently Profesor Investigador, Langebio CINVESTAV Campus, Guanajuato, Mexico
Dr Sylvie Lautru - currently Charge de Recherche, Universite Paris Sud 11, France
Dr Lijiang Song - currently Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
Dr Xujia Hu - currently Professor, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China
Dr Nadia Kadi - currently Senior R&D Scientist, Pall Corporation, Portsmouth, UK
Dr Christophe Corre - currently Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences/Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
Dr Daniel Oves-Costales - currently Biological Chemist, Fundacion Medina, Spain
Dr Amael Veyron - currently Coordinateur Pédagogique, Médisup, France
Dr Sarah Barry - currently Senior Lecturer in Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry, King's College London, UK
Dr Orestis Lazos - currently Analyst, PRMA Consulting Ltd, Greece
Dr Zdenek Kamenik - currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Dr Paulina Sydor - currently Molecular Biology Team Leader, Pure Biologics S.A., Wrocław, Poland
Dr Yuki Inahashi - currently Assistant Professor, Kitasato Institute of Life Sciences, Kitasato University, Japan
Dr Matias Rey-Corizo - currently a freelance medical writer in Spain
Dr Vincent Poon - currently Senior Molecular Biologist at Hypha Discovery, UK
Dr Emzo de Los Santos - currently Research Career Development Fellow in the Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre, University of Warwick, UK
Dr Joleen Masschelein - currently Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, KU Leuven and Group Leader, Flanders Institute of Biotechnology, Belgium
Dr Matthew Jenner - currently Assistant Professor of Biological Mass Spectrometry, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
Dr Slawek Potocki - currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Wrocław University, Poland
Dr Daniel Griffiths - currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Monash University, Australia
Dr Chang-An Geng - currently Assistant Professor, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr Guowei Wang - Lecturer, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
Dr Daniel Zabala-Alvarez - currently Principal Investigator in Drug Discovery, Faes Farma, Spain
Dr Simone Kosol - currently a Research Fellow at TU Berlin, Germany
Dr Yousef Dashti - currently a Research Fellow at Newcastle University, UK
Dr Angleo Gallo - currently a Research Fellow at the University of Patras, Greece
Dr Hussain Bhukya - currently an INSPIRE Faculty Fellow at IISER Tirupati, India
 
PhD Students
Dr Ola Odulate - currently Science Teacher, Hodgehill School, Birmingham, UK
Dr Anna Stanley-Smith - currently Vice President, Isomerase Therapeutics Ltd, Cambridge, UK
Dr Huaning Zhang - went on to obtain a PhD from the Department of Chemistry, SUNY Stony Brook, USA
Dr Laura Montgomery (nee Walton) - currently Senior Chemist, Peakdale Molecular, UK
Dr Prakash Patel - currently Mathematical Modeller, Cyprotex, Macclesfield, UK
Dr Stuart Haynes - currently Deputy Laboratory Head, CRUK AstraZeneca Antibody Alliance Laboratory, Saffron Walden, UK
Dr Paulina Sydor - went on to become a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Challis Group
Dr Malek Zerikly - currently Senior Commercial Strategy Manager (oncology) at Pfizer, Berlin, Germany
Dr Mansoor Ahmad - currently a School Teacher in the UK
Dr Nicolas Malet - currently Senior Analyst, Kinapse, London, UK
Dr Lauren Ray - currently Team Leader - Synthetic Biology, Syngenta, UK
Dr Joanna Bicz - currently Pharmacy Assistant, Heart of England NHS Foundion Trust, UK
Dr Lona Alkhalaf - currently Senior Research Fellow in the Challis group
Dr David Withall - currently Research Scientist – Synthetic and Biological Chemistry, Rothamsted Research, UK
Dr Shanshan Zhou - currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Challis Group
Dr Gideon Idowu - currently Lecturer in Environmental and Natural Products Chemistry, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria
Dr Jade Ronan (nee Foster) - currently a Science Teacher at Myton School, UK
Dr Daniel Griffiths - went on to become a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Challis group at Monash University, Australia
Dr Rebin Salih
Dr Joshua Cartwright - currently a Research Impact Manager, Research and Impact Services, University of Warwick, UK
Dr Xinjun Jian - currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Challis Group
Dr Richard Gibson
Dr Rakesh Saroay - currently an Analyst at ICE InsureTech, UK
Dr Marianne Costa - currently a CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellowship with Yit-Heng Chooi at the University of Western Australia.
Dr Christian Hobson - currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Gerry Wright at McMaster University, Canada.
Dr Chris Perry - currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Alison Narayan at University of Michigan, USA.
Dr Alma Svatos - currently a Research Scientist at UCB, UK
 
Project Students
Ursula Wong - went on to obtain a PhD with Dr R. Cox, the Department of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK
Sarah Hubbard - went on to obtain a PhD with Prof. C. Bertozzi, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkley, USA
Louisa Robinson - currently Senior Research Chemist, Syngenta, Jealotts Hill, UK
Ryan De Vooght Johnson - went to become Purification Analyst at Tripos Discovery Research, UK
Anna Stanley - went on to become a Challis group PhD student
Matt Finerty - went on to obtain a PhD with Prof. M. Shipman, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
Emma Wynne (nee Morris) - currently Research Scientist, Cancer Research Technology Limited, UK
Laura Walton - went on to become a Challis group PhD student
Nathalie Argentieri
Lianne Bailey
Rob Phayer
Chander Kant,
Nicolas Malet - went on to become a Challis group PhD student
Charles Manville - went on to obtain a PhD with Prof. M. Wills , Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
Simon Arbache - went on to become Regulatory Chemist at Amega Sciences PLC
Greg Iacobini - went on to obtain a PhD with Prof. M. Shipman, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK
Dimitrios Bahmpakakis - went on to work at Pfizer
Melanie Whitehead - went on to study medicine at the University of Warwick, UK
Stephanie Brooks - went on to study medicine at the University of Birmingham, UK
Jennifer Stockwell - went on to be a PhD student, Department of Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK
Raj Bhalla
David Withall - went on to become a Challis group PhD student
Valerie Yeo - went on to become Development and Process Executive, SIA, Singapore
Rhiannon Howe - currently working for British Land
Josh Cartwright - went on to becaom a Challis group PhD student
Jade Foster - went on to become a Challis group PhD student
Sam Drane - currently a Process Chemist at AstraZeneca, Macclesfield
Richard Belmega - currently Senior Data Analyst at HM Revenue & Customs
Marianne Costa - went on to become a Challis group PhD student
Chris Perry - went on to become a Challis group PhD student
Sam Kidman - went on to become a PhD student at the University of Cambridge
Matt Beech - currently a Challis group PhD student
Panward Prasongpholchai - currently a PhD student at the University of Warwick with Dr Manuela Tosin
Hannah Pugh - currently a PhD student at the University of Birmingham with Laura Piddock
Patrick Capel - currently a PhD student at the Oxford/Bristol/Warwick EPRSC CDT in Synthetic Biology
Jacob Sargeant - currently a PhD student in the Challis group
Helen Smith - currently a PhD student in the Challis group
Daniel Bahia - went on to become a Research Assistant in Synthetic Chemistry / Chemical Biology at Rothamsted Research, UK
Rebecca Clayton - currently a PhD student in the Challis group
Daniel Wicks - currently a Technology Consulting Analyst at Accenture
Caitlin Heffernan - currently New Product Introduction Technologist at GlaxoSmithKline, UK
Kristof Bolhuis - currently a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton, UK
Serban Florea
Alexis Juteau
Stan Green - currently working at Aptuit, UK
Christina Ramming
 
Visitors
Dr Shinya Kodani - Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Japan
Ms Luisa Laureti - PhD student, Universite Henri Poincare, France
Ms Sylwia Bialek - PhD student, Leiden University, Netherlands
Dr Olapeju Aiyelaagbe - Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Ms Carol Amaya Viviana Gomez - PhD student, University of Granada, Spain
Dr Peter Rutledge - Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Sydney
Ms Joleen Masschelein - PhD student, KU Leuven, Belgium
Dr Irina Khilyas - Assistant Professor, Kazan Federal University, Russia
Ms Felaine Sumang - Research Associate, University of the Philippines
Ms Keeley Miller - Monash University, Australia
Ms Nesrine Bali - Aix-Marseille Université, France
Ms Barbara Terlouw - Wageningen University, Netherlands