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Group members

Dr Binuraj Menon (Group Leader)



Dr Navya Menon (Senior Research Technician)


Navya's PhD degree was from The University of Manchester in biomolecular sciences under the supervision of Prof. Nigel Scrutton (2015). After a brief postdoctoral research work in an Industry (Lonza) funded research project with Prof. Nick Turner research group, Navya joined our team in April 2018. Navya has expertise in molecular enzymology, metabolic engineering and structural biology. Navya's main research interests are in biofuels and biopolymers, with few publications and patents.

Daniel Richmond (MChem Project student)


Dan is currently in the fourth year of his M.Chem Degree course and is carrying out his 6 months M.Chem project work in our group. Dan is interested in organic synthesis and in developing enzyme assays. During his M.Chem project Dan will synthesize different novel biomolecules and will test the activity against halogenases and other tailoring enzymes from the microbial natural product pathways.


1. Daniel Wicks (M.Chem Project Student), November 2017- March 2018, Co-supervised with Prof. Greg Challis

2. Alexandros Constantinou Medical Research Council (MRC) DTP student, 2018-2019

3. Winta Alem URSS Project Student, 2018