Lab members



Achim

Achim Schnaufer, MRC Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader

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Claudia

Claudia Schaffner, Postdoc

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Claudia has a PhD from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and works on the identification of factors involved in kDNA maintenance and expression using a novel RNAi screen.

Gloria Amegatcher

Gloria Amegatcher, PhD Student

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Gloria is funded through a PhD studentship from the Darwin Trust and works on the significance of respiratory complex I and mitochondrial retrograde signalling in the transition of Trypanosoma brucei from bloodstream to insect form, a joint project with Keith Matthews .

Julie Wallis

Julie Wallis, Research Assistant

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Julie has a PhD from the University of London and works on trypanosome phylogenetics.

Karolina Subrtova

Karolina Subrtova, Postdoc

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Karolina has a PhD from the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice and works on the trypanosome ATP synthase.

Lizzie

Lizzie Wadsworth, PhD Student

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Lizzie has a BSc in Genetics and Microbiology from the University of Sheffield and works on mitochondrial RNA-RNA interactions and mathematical modelling of kDNA replication, a joint project with Nick Savill.

Marios Sardis

Marios Sardis, Postdoc

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Marios has a PhD from the University of Crete and works on trypanosome drug discovery.

Migla Miskinyte

Migla Miskinyte, Postdoc

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Migla has a PhD from the University of Lisbon and works on the identification of factors involved in kDNA maintenance and expression using a novel RNAi screen.

Niall

Niall Anderson, MSc Student

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Niall works on trypanosome ATP synthase drug discovery.

Zandile

Zandile Nare, PhD Student

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Zandile has an MSc in Drug Discovery and Translational Biology from the University of Edinburgh and works on structure/function analysis of RNA editing ligases and drug discovery.



Alumni, former students and undergraduates



Sinclair Cooper, PhD student 2012-2016

Sinclair is now a member of staff at the Wellcome Trust Centre of Molecular Parasitology in Glasgow

Caroline Dewar, PhD student 2010-2014, Postdoc 2014-2015

Caroline is now a member of Andre Schneider's lab in Bern

Stephan Zimmermann, Postdoc 2013-2015

Tragically, Stephan passed away on March 20, 2015. We are deeply saddened by the sudden and completely unexpected death of our dear colleague. We will remember Stephan as a kind, gentle and thoughtful person, an ‘all around great guy’, as one of his lab mates put it, and as an excellent biochemist.

Leah Woodcock, Honours Student 2014

Laura Jeacock, PhD student 2009-2013

Laura is now a member of David Horn's lab in Dundee

Matt Gould, Postdoc 2010-2013

Matt is now a member of Mike Barrett's lab in Glasgow

Laurence Hall, Technician 2008-2012

Jolene Lightman, SSC Student 2012

Maryia Karpiyevich, Honours Student 2011

Alice Muntzer, Summer Student 2010

Sam Dean, Postdoc 2008-2009

Sam is now a member of Keith Gull's lab in Oxford

Matthew Spencer, Honours Student 2009

Mariah Dedrick, Summer Student 2009