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Group Members

  • Group Photo, Summer 2018
     group 2018 [more pictures below]
  • Professor Richard Napier; Group leader
  • Dr Martin Kubes; Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow. Starting 01 August 2018. Project; Structure and function of PIN proteins.
  • Sireethorn Tungsirisurp; PhD student funded by The Leverhulme Trust. Jointly supervised by Prof Rachel O'Reilly (University of Birmingham, 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
  • Chitra Joshi; PhD student jointly supervised by Prof Alex Cameron. Project; The structure and function of AUX1.

Key collaborators:

Dr Charo del Genio; Senior lecturer in statistical physics at the University of Coventry. Mathematician, molecular dynamics.

Dr Stefan Kepinski; Director of the Centre for Plant Sciences, University of Leeds, UK. Aucin perception and context-specific auxin signaling.

The Institute of Experimental Botany, The Czech Academy of Sciences. Laboratory of hormone regulation in plants, Prague, and Laboratory of growth regulators, Olomouc.

Recent graduations and leavers:

  • Dr Justyna Prusinska. Corteva Agriscience. Auxin binding. Currently working in a biotechnology company in Cambridge, UK.
  • Dr Veselina Uzunova; BBSRC post-doctoral researcher. Thermodynamics and the mechanism of auxin binding.
  • 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. Graduated 2019, congratulations!
  • Dr Li, Jun; Visiting academic fellow from Nanjing Agricultural University, PR China. Expertise; Resistance to auxin herbicides
  • Dr Gaurav Singh; Visiting academic fellow, Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Now a post-doctoral scientist in Strasbourg.
  • Fangfang Zhang; PhD student defended successfully August 2019. Well done!

    Group Photo 2017
    Napier group 2017








  • Justyna's maternity leaving party
    Justyna party