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Principal Investigator


Józef R. Lewandowski

J dot R dot Lewandowski at warwick dot ac dot uk

Tel (office): +44 24761 51355





Current PhD students


Alma Svatoš

A.Svatos @

Topic: Structural biology of polyketide synthases


Sarah Mann

S.Mann.3 @


Steven Brown, Tran Pham (GSK)


Koorosh Fatemian

K.A.Fatemian @


Chris Dowson

Topic: Structural biology & AMR


Helen Smith

MRC CDT co-superisors:

Matt Jenner, Greg Challis

Topic: Structural and chemical biology of polyketide synthases

   Matt Beech

Matt Beech

Co-supervisors: Greg Challis

Topic: Structural and chemical biology of polyketide synthases

Jacqueline Tognetti

J.Tognetti @


Steven Brown

Topic: SSNMR method development



  Ingrid Ingrid Edwards


Topic: Structural biology of polyketide synthases

Angelo Angelo Gallo


Topic: Structural biology of polyketide synthases

  Chris Fage

Chris Fage


with Prof. G. Challis

Topic: Structural biology of polyketide synthases

Trent Franks

Trent Franks 

partially funded by ERC
Support for Lewandowski and Brown groups


Shanshan Zhou


Topic: Structural biology of protein complexes

 Arun Arun Gupta


with Prof. G. Challis

Topic: Structural biology of polyketide synthases



Jamie Rolinski (co-supervised by Stefan Bon)



Daniel Cheney (2016), Chris Cousins (2015)


Ferenkeh Marah (2019), Henry Smith (2019), Reece Lord (2018); Chris Cousins (2017); Faaria Iqbal (2017); Helen Smith (2017); Jonah Trenouth (2016); Evelyn McGrath (2015)

DTC mini-projects

Nelli Chourmouziadi Laleni (2018; MIBTP); Jake Carter (2018; cosupervised by Dave Roper; MRC CDT); Helen Smith (2018; cosupervised by Matt Jenner; MRC CDT); Rhiannon Brooks (2016; collaboration with AstraZeneca; cosupervised by Elisabetta Chiarparin and Amber Balazs; MASCDT), Ruben Tomas (2016; collaboration with Bruker; cosupervised by Peter Gierth; MASCDT), James Teahan (2015; MASCDT); Richard Gibson (2014; MOAC); Daniel Griffiths (2013; MOAC); Matthew Lougher (2012; MOAC)


2017 Ramón Sanchez (collaboration with Pfizer; cosupervised by James Heaton and Melissa Hanna-Brown); 2016 Georgina Charlton (MSc); 2014 Rebecca Stevens (MSc); 2013 Azzedine Dabo (MSc; co-supervised with Melissa Hanna-Brown); 2013 Amar Dhokia (MSc; co-supervised with Matt Gibson); 2012 Hasan Alkassem (MSc).


2019 Azzedine Dabo - iCASE PhD with Pfizer (Co-supervisor: Melissa Hanna-Brown), PhD Thesis: High Resolution NMR Based Approaches For Facilitating Chromatography Developments. Currently working for Johnson Matthey.

2018 Richard Gibson - MOAC PhD (Co-supervisor: Greg Challis), PhD Thesis: Biochemical and Biophysical Characterisation of the Quartromicin Polyketide Synthase

2018 Becky Stevens - DTG PhD, PhD Thesis: The Development of Solid-state NMR Methodology to Study the Dynamics of Proteins and Ice. Currently working for Ioniqa in the Netherlands.

2017 Carl Öster - EU CASiDP PhD, PhD Thesis: Investigating interactions using solid-state NMR: applications to biomolecular complexes; Currently postdoc in Adam Lange's group.

2016 Daniel Griffiths - MOAC PhD (Co-supervisor: Greg Challis), PhD Thesis: Communication-mediated biosynthesis of antibiotics enacyloxin and vibroxin;

2015 Jonathan Lamley - DTG PhD, PhD Thesis: Methods for the Determination of the Structures and Dynamics of Proteins by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy; Currently works in areospace industry.

2015 Muhammad Hasan - MOAC PhD (Co-supervisors: Ann Dixon, Steven Brown), PhD Thesis: A Biophysical Study into the Structure and Interactions of the Transmembrane Domains of Neu and PDGF Receptor Tyrosine Kinases; Currently postdoc in Matt Gibson group.

2015 Matthew Lougher - MOAC PhD (Co-supervisors:Christophe Corre, Daniel Mitchell), PhD Thesis: Functional and Structural Insights into MmyJ, An ArsR-Like Transcriptional Repressor; Currently works as a lab manager at UCL.


2015-2018 Simone Kosol

2015-2017 Sławomir Potocki - Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow - currently working at the Univ. of Wrocław

2013 Emilio Jimenez-Roldan (postdoctoral fellow) - currently working in University of Warwick Physics Department outreach programme