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Group Members

  • Napier group 2017










  • Professor Richard Napier; Group leader
  • Dr Veselina Uzunova; BBSRC post-doctoral researcher. Thermodynamics and the mechanism of auxin binding.
  • Dr Justyna Prusinska; Post-doctoral researcher. Funded by Dow AgroSciences to examine novel auxin herbicides.
  • Dr Charo del Genio; Visiting academic. Mathematician, molecular dynamics.
  • Fangfang Zhang; PhD student jointly supervised by Prof Alex Cameron. Project; Structure and function of PIN proteins
  • Sireethorn Tungsirisurp; PhD student funded by The Leverhulme Trust. Jointly supervised by Prof Rachel O'Reilly (Chemistry). Project; Aptamer-based nanosensors for auxin
  • Xinghao Zhou; PhD student jointly supervised by Prof Alex Cameron. Project; The structure and function of PIN proteins

Recent graduations and leavers:

  • Dr Mussa Quareshy; BBSRC and MIBTP-funded research student. Congratulations! PhD awarded 2017. Project; Drug discovery for novel auxins. - View Mussa Quareshy's LinkedIn profile View Mussa Quareshy's profile 
  • Dr Victor Quan; MOAC-supported PhD student jointly supervised with Prof Rachel O'Reilly and Dr Vas Stavros in Chemistry. Congratulations! PhD awarded 2017. Project; Self-assembling, porphyrin-containing polymers
  • Alex Fullwood; PhD student jointly supervised with Dr Christophe Corre. Project; Binding of natural metabolites to bacterial transcriptional repressors as tools for synthetic biology
  • Dr Li, Jun; Visiting academic fellow from Nanjing Agricultural University, PR China. Expertise; Resistance to auxin herbicides