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Group Members

Group Leaders

greg lona
Greg Challis

Professor

Lona Alkhalaf

Assistant Professor

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

fang helen
Jacob Sargeant
PhD Student
Ioanna Nakou
PhD Student
with Dr M. Jenner
Fang Pang
PhD Student
Helen Smith
PhD Student
with Dr M. Jenner/
Prof J. Lewandowski
becky marlene  munro charles 
Rebecca Clayton
PhD Student
Marlene Rothe
PhD Student
with Dr F. Alberti
Munro Passmore
PhD student
with Dr M. Jenner
Charles Hinchliffe
MRes Student
calumn yu zhang 
mabilly
Callum Bullock
PhD Student
Yu Zhang
PhD Student
Mabilly Cox
PhD Student

Project Students

   
Diana Racovita
MChem Student
Shing Liu
MChem Student

Alumni

Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Dr Francisco Barona-Gomez - currently Profesor Investigador, Langebio CINVESTAV Campus, Guanajuato, Mexico
Dr Sylvie Lautru - currently Group Leader, Microbiology Department, Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell, Gif-sur-Yvette, 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 (Reader), 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, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I), 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 Lecturer, Ōmura Satoshi Memorial Institute, 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 at UCB, UK; UKRI Future Leader Fellow at Imperial College London from Autumn 2022
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 Research Fellow, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia
Dr Chang-An Geng - currently Assistant Professor, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr Guowei Wang - currently 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 Research Fellow, Rosalind Franklin Institute, UK
Dr Angelo Gallo - currently Researcher Junior, Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, Italy
Dr Hussain Bhukya - currently INSPIRE Faculty Fellow, IISER Tirupati, India
 
PhD Students
Dr Ola Odulate - currently Science Teacher, Hodgehill School, Birmingham, UK
Dr Anna Stanley-Smith - currently Vice President for Projects, 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 Director Global In-line Marketing Breast Cancer, Pfizer, Germany
Dr Mansoor Ahmad - currently a Science Teacher at Campion School, UK
Dr Nicolas Malet - currently Head, Global Project Team Office, Sanofi, UK
Dr Lauren Ray - currently Team Leader - Synthetic Biology, Syngenta, UK
Dr Joanna Bicz - currently Pharmacy Assistant, Heart of England NHS Foundation 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; co-founder of PheroSyn Ltd
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 Research Fellow in the Challis Group at Monash University, Australia
Dr Rebin Salih - currently Lecturer in Molecular Biology, Department of Microbiology, Charmo University, Iraq
Dr Joshua Cartwright - currently 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 - currently Application Scientist, ThermoFisher, San Jose, USA
Dr Rakesh Saroay - currently Analyst, ICE InsureTech, UK
Dr Marianne Costa - currently CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellowship with Yit-Heng Chooi, University of Western Australia.
Dr Christian Hobson - currently Scientist - Chemistry, Willow Biosciences, Vancouver, Canada.
Dr Chris Perry - currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Profs Alison Narayan and Jennifer Bridwell-Rabb, University of Michigan, USA.
Dr Alma Svatos - currently Lead Scientist, Downstream Processing, Lonza, UK
Dr Matthew Beech - currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof Chris Schofield FRS, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, 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 become 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 - currently Business Manager and co-founder PheroSyn Ltd
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 at University of Southampton with Dr Sam Thompson
Serban Florea
Alexis Juteau
Stan Green - currently working at Aptuit, UK
Christina Ramming - currently a Masters student at FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg
Sacha Charlton - currently a PhD student at the University of Bristol with Prof Chris Willis
Valeriia Nadmitova - currently working at Oncologica UK Ltd
Callum Bullock - currently a PhD student in the Challis group
 
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