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Group leader

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Prof. Laura S. Itzhaki

Reader in Protein Engineering and Molecular Therapeutics

CRSid: lsi10

 

 

Post-docs

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Pam J. E. Rowling

CRSid: pjer2

Project: Investigating and targeting the mechanism a of β-catenin and its interaction partners

 

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Piyush Kumar Chaturbedy

CRSid: pkc33

Project: Using nanoparticles for drug delivery

 

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Albert Perez-Riba

CRSid: ap732

Project: Rational redesign and functionalisation of tetratricopeptide repeats

Interests: Chinese food, science fiction and dancing

 

 

Graduate Students

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Owen Burbidge (CCC PhD student)

CRSid: odb24

Project: Stabilization of p16INK4a using single-domain antibodies from alpacas and sharks

Interests: Cycling, running, swimming, rowing, skydiving, photography, cooking and yoga

Diamante Aurora

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Aurora Diamante (BBSRC DTP student)

CRSid: ad783

Project: Targeting tankyrase using engineered repeat proteins

Interests: Volleyball, piano

 

Zhen Du (Herchel Smith PhD Studentship)

CRSid: zd248

Project: The relationship between protein homoeostasis and neurodegenerative diseases in the naked mole-rat

Interests: Piano and badminton

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Rohan Eapen (AstraZeneca PhD studentship)

CRSid: rse27

Project: Investigating the binding of stapled peptide binders to repeat proteins

Interests: Cooking, piano and rowing

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 Antoia Kefala-Stavridi (MPhil student)

CRSid: ak994

Project: Cell penetration of designed TPR proteins

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Ewan MacAulay (NanoDTC, joint PhD student with Knowles and Gaunt groups)

CRSid: edm30

Project: Novel nano-materials based on amyloids fibrils and repeat proteins

Interests: Quizzes, procrasti-baking and wordplay

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Sarah Madden (BBSRC DTP student)

CRSid: skm53

Project: Using engineered Tandem repeat proteins to inhibit the protein-protein interactions of IDPs

Interests: Football, cooking and art

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Benjamin Smith (PhD student)

CRSid: bms40

Project: Investigating the interactions between β-catenin and its binding partner Tcf4

Interests: Rock music, Magic: the Gathering™, table top gaming and competitive eSports

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Marie Synakewicz (BBSRC DTP student)

CRSid: ms2189

Project: Relating mechanical properties of repeat proteins to their function

Interests: Rugby, reading, horses and the out-doors

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Grasilda Zenkeviciute (Joint CCC PhD student with Dr. Heike Laman, Pathology)

CRSid: gz265

Project: Developing stapled p27 peptides to target the oncogenic F-box protein Skp2

Interests: Hiking, mountaineering

 

Visitors

Rocio Espada

PhD student with Diego Ferreiro (Protein Physiology Lab, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentinia)

 

 

NB: To email any of us, use CRSid+@cam.ac.uk

 

Our collaborators

  • Dr Marc de la Roche, Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge
  • Prof Mike Edwardson, Department of Pharmacology, Cambridge
  • Prof Gerard Evan, Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge
  • Dr Diego Ferreiro, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentinia
  • Prof Sir David Lane, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Profs Ted Hupp and Kathryn Ball, Edinburgh
  • Dr Marko Hyvonen, Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge
  • Dr Sophie Jackson, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge
  • Dr Tuomas Knowles, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge
  • Dr Heike Laman, Department of Pathology, Cambridge
  • Dr Ewan Main, Queen Mary’s University of London
  • Dr Taufiq Rahman, Department of Pharmacology, Cambridge
  • Prof Matthias Rief, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Dr Giovanni Settanni, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany
  • Dr Ewan St. John Smith, Department of Pharmacology, Cambridge
  • Prof David Spring, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge
  • Prof Michele Vendruscolo, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge
  • Dr Chandra Verma, A*STAR, Singapore

 

Alumni

  • Dr Kit Tang – Roche Diagnostitcs, Shanghai
  • Prof Frederic Rousseau – VIB Switch Laboratory, K.U. Leuven
  • Prof Joost Schymkowitz – VIB Switch Laboratory, K.U. Leuven
  • Hannah Wilkinson – Staff employee, VIB Switch Laboratory, K.U. Leuven
  • Ass Prof Markus Seeliger – Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Dr Caroline Ekblad – Director Alliance and IP Management, Affibody AB
  • Wee Long Chin – Medical School
  • Dr Richard Hutton – Senior scientist at Canterbury Scientific Ltd., New Zealand
  • Dr Alan Lowe – Lecturer in Single Molecule Biophysics, University of London
  • Dr Nicholas Werbeck – Post-doc, UCL
  • Dr Rebecca Cook – Research Information Officer, The Institute of Cancer Research
  • Sarah Schwitalla – Institute of Molecular Immunology and Experimental Oncology, TUM
  • Dr Matthew Moreau – Assistant Manager Internal Audit, WWP, New York
  • Dr Ben Murton – Researcher Developer and College Teaching Associate (St John’s College)
  • Dr David Serquera-Peyro – General Practitioner, Switzerland
  • Dr Rachel Bashford-Rodgers – Sir Henry Wellcome Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Cambridge & Stanford
  • Dr Sadie Kelly – Clinical Data Manager, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Dr David Gaboriau – Microscopy specialist, Imperial College London
  • Terese Herling – Post-doc with Dr. Tuomas Knowles, Chemistry Department, Cambridge
  • Dr Stephen McLaughlin – Joint Head of Biophysics, MRC-LMB
  • Ryan Roark – Graduate School, Southern California Institute of Architecture
  • Dr Anna Diller – Post-doc, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich
  • James Carter – Imperial College London
  • Dr Maksym Tsytlonok – Post-doc, Structural Biology Research Centre, Belgium
  • Dr Maikel Fransen – RA, Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge
  • Dr James Wilkinson – Application Specialist and Sales, NanoTemper Technologies GmbH
  • Nicola Hale – Free-lance artist
  • Michela Zuffo – PhD student, Università degli Studi di Pavia
  • Dr Yalda Javadi – Senior Grants Communications Officer, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
  • Desislava Staneva – PhD student, University of Edinburgh
  • Rachel Flynn and Suzzan Sithirangathan (Parmacology Part II, graduated 2014)
  • Nick Lorch and Holly Newton (Pharmacology Part II, graduated 2015)
  • Dr Anasuya Chattopadhyay – Research Managment Office, University of Cambridge
  • Luma Khasati and Sujit Gnanakumar (Pharmacology Part II, 2016)
  • Dr Elin Sivertsson - Senior Scientist, Immunocore Ltd., Oxford
  • Aleksandra Eremina - AMGEN Scholar 2016, University of Edinburgh
  • Anna Chaplin - Summer student 2016, Durham University
  • Dr Sonja Dunbar - Teaching By-Fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Wenshu Xu - Research Scientist, Medimmune-Astrazeneca, London
  • Dr Alexander Guttenplan - Materials Scientist at Blacktrace, Royston