Our Team

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Achillefs N. Kapanidis

Professor of Biological Physics


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Hafez El Sayyed

Post-doctoral Fellow


Investigating transcription dynamics and nucleoid structure using super-resolution imaging of RNA polymerase in live E. coli
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Oliver Pambos

Post-doctoral Fellow


Single molecule and super-resolution studies of the spatial organization of transcription
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Stelios Chatzimichail

Post-doctoral Fellow


Single-molecule studies of single-cell bacterial isolates for rapid testing of antimicrobial resistance
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Piers Turner

Post-doctoral Fellow


Developing machine learning/deep learning diagnostic tools for rapid detection of antimicrobial resistance
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Jagadish Prasad Hazra

Post-doctoral Fellow


Single molecule DNA sequencing by hybridisation
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Nicolas Shiaelis

DPhil student


Developing the tools for viral diagnostics utilizing fluorescent microscopy, machine learning and neutron reflectometry
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Rasched Haidari

DPhil student


Super-resolution studies to probe spatial distribution of proteins
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Mirjam Kummerlin

DPhil student


Studying transcriptional mechanisms using single-molecule DNA hybridization
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Emma Lalande

DPhil student


Studying global transcriptional regulation using single molecule techniques - a road to homeostasis
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Alison Farrar

DPhil student


Developing novel methods for the rapid detection of antibiotic susceptibility in clinical samples and using single-molecule imaging to investigate cross-talk between cellular translation and replication machinery in bacteria
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Qing Zhao

DPhil student


Assessing the packaging stoichiometry and spatial organisation of influenza A viral segments
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Jacob Wright

DPhil student


Using super-resolution microscopy to investigate protein structure in bacteria
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Edward Wheeler

DPhil student


Working on tracking RNA in E. coli using fluorescence microscopy
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Beichen Zhang

MPhys student


machine learning/deep learning methods for FRET analysis

Past Members


Academic Visitors

  • Nigel D. F. Grindley (09/07-05/08)
    Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
  • Catherine M. Joyce (09/07-05/08)
    Senior Research Scientist, Yale University
  • Richard Ludescher (2018-2019)
    Professor of Food Science, Rutgers University
  • Xiaojuan Li (2019-2020)
    Professor of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Beijing Forestry University


Post-doctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Christof Hepp
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2018-2023).

  • Dr. Heesoo Uhm
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2019-2023). Heesoo Uhm is a research fellow at Seoul National University. https://sites.google.com/view/baelab/

  • Dr. Abhishek Mazumder
  • Dr. Prabir Kulabhusan
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2021-2022).
  • Dr. Barak Gilboa
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2016-2020).
  • Dr. Jun Fan
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2016-2020).
  • Dr. Horst Steuer
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2015-2018).
  • Dr. Nicole Robb
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2011-2017). Nicole Robb is a research fellow at the University of Oxford. https://robb.web.ox.ac.uk/
  • Dr. Anssi Malinen
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2016). Anssi is a research fellow at the University of Turku, Finland. https://www.utu.fi/fi/yksikot/sci/yksikot/biokemia/henkilokunta/bk/Sivut/Malinen-Anssi.aspx.
  • Dr. David Dulin
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2016). David has set up his own group in Erlangen, Germany. https://sites.google.com/site/ddulinlab/home.
  • Dr. David LV Bauer
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2016). David is a post-doctoral researcher in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford.
  • Dr. Timothy Craggs
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2015). Tim has set up his own group at the University of Sheffield. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/profiles/tim_craggs
  • Dr. Geraint Evans
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2015). Geraint is now pursuing a career in industry at Illumina, Inc. .
  • Dr. Pawel Zawadzki
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2014). Currently a postdoctoral fellow in Oxford Biochemistry in the Sherratt group.
  • Dr. Javier Periz
    Postdoctoral Fellow (2014). DPhil Student (2010-2014). Pursuing a career in veterinary-related molecular bioscience.
  • Dr. Louise Aigrain
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2010-2013). Currently a Staff Scientist in the Sequencing Research Team at the Wellcome Trust Research Institute Louise's LinkedIn Page.
  • Dr. Robert Crawford
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2011-2013) and DPhil student (2006-2011). Currently a Scientist in Systems Integration at Illumina, based in Cambridge. Rob's LinkedIn Page.
  • Dr. Johannes Hohlbein
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2008-2012). Currently setting up his own group at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Johannes' new lab website.
  • Dr. Ludovic Le Reste
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2011-2012). DPhil student (2006-2011). Ludo is now pursuing a career in industry in Switzerland.
  • Dr. Thorben Cordes
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2010-2011). Currently setting up his own group at Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Thorben's new group page.
  • Dr. Ling Chin Hwang
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2006-2009). Now a post-doctoral researcher at NIH, Washington DC.
  • Dr. Konstantinos Lymperopoulos
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2005-2008). Now a post-doctoral researcher at BioQuant, University of Heidelberg.
  • Dr. Mike Heilemann
    Post-doctoral Fellow (2005-07). Currently a professor at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. Heilemann group
  • Dr. Soeren Doose
    Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow (2005). Currently a group leader at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.


D.Phil students

  • Dr. Anna Wang
  • Dr. Aleksander Zagajewski
  • Dr. Andrew McMahon
  • Dr. Rebecca Andrews
  • Dr. Maabur Sow
    Currently working as a post-doctoral position at the Institute for Quantum Optics at Ulm University, Ulm, Germany.
  • Dr. Federico Garza de Leon
  • Dr. Marko Sustarsic
  • Dr. Anne Plochowietz
  • Dr. Diego Duchi Llumigusin
  • Dr. Alexandra Tomescu
    Working for Oxford University Press as an Assistant Editor for scientific publications.
  • Dr. Stephan Uphoff
    Currently a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow based in Oxford Biochemistry with the Sherratt group and Johan Paulsson's lab at Harvard Medical School.
  • Dr. Justin Pinkney
    Currently working for Sargentia, an R&D consultancy based in Cambridge.
  • Dr. Kristofer Gryte
    Now a Data Scientist and Data Visualization Engineer for Decoded.
  • Dr. Seamus Holden
    Currently working as a post-doctoral position at the Laboratory of Experimental Biophysics at the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Dr. Yusdi Santoso
    Currently working as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Indonesia.
  • Dr. Joseph Torella
    Currently pursuing his second doctorate at Harvard University, Boston.
  • Dr. Peter May
    Currently working for a financial institution in London.

MRes students

Jingwen Xiao(2020)

MPhys students

Biochemistry Part II students

Pouya Shoolizadeh (2011), James Ghadiali (2005);

DTC rotation students

Jack Miller (2012), Mathew Stracy (2012), Sam Roots (2011), Brian Chuang, Tiago Rito (2009), Richard Muscat (2007), Wei Meng Ho, Mark Chang (2006)

Wellcome Trust Centre for Structural Biology rotation Students

David Yadin(2009)

Visiting students

Ryan Harrison (2012), Thijs Cui (2014), Martin Kaller (2015), Angelina Scheck (2016)

Summer students

Anna Wang (2018), Irénée Frenot (2010), Oliver Britton (2009), Quentin Delacour (2009); Arnaud Riegert (2008); Vuong Thi Kim Thanh, Ouardane Jouannot (2007), Leila Sattary (2006)

UNIQ+ students

Zonerah Mahmood (2019)