Lab members


Achim Schnaufer, MRC Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader

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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 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

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.


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.


Claudia Schaffner, Postdoc 2015-2018

Marios Sardis, Postdoc 2016-2017

Marios is now a member of the Bernhardt lab at Harvard

Shanyang Hu, MSc student 2017

Niall Anderson, MSc student 2016-2017

Sinclair Cooper, PhD student 2012-2016

Florian Wollweber, MSc student 2015

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.

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

Sam Dean, Postdoc 2008-2009

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

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