Molecular Plant Sciences

Staff profiles

List of all academic, research, technical and administrative staff.

For corrections, please contact the Institute Secretary below.

Molecular Plant Sciences staff list

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Head of Institute

NameEmail AddressTelephone
SPOEL, Steven Prof +44 (0) 131 650 7065

Institute Secretary

NameEmail AddressTelephone
BISHOP, Louise +44 (0) 131 650 5366

Building Manager

NameEmail AddressTelephone
BARKER, Caron +44 (0) 131 650 5438

Academic Staff and Principal Investigators

NameResearch InterestEmail
DOERNER, Peter Prof Plant Development & Evolution R
FRY, Stephen Prof Plant cell wall biochemistry R
GOODRICH, Justin Prof Plant Development & Evolution R
HALLIDAY, Karen Prof Biochemistry & Metabolomics. Plant Development & Evolution R V
HETHERINGTON, Alexander Dr Plant Development & Evolution, Palaeobotany
HUDSON, Andrew Prof Plant Development & Evolution R V
KIDNER, Catherine Dr Plant Development & Evolution R
LOAKE, Gary Prof Plant Pathology & Fungal Biology R
MCCORMICK, Alistair Dr Plant molecular physiology and synthetic biology R
MILNE, Richard Dr Plant Development & Evolution R V
MOLNAR, Attila Dr RNA silencing and epigenetic gene regulation in plants R
RICHARDSON, Annis Dr Molecular Crop Science
SPOEL, Steven Prof Signalling and transcription R
VAN OOIJEN, Gerben Dr Circadian clocks R

Honorary and Visiting Staff

NamePositionEmail Address
ALEXANDER, Crinan Dr Honorary Fellow
CHAMBERLAIN, David Dr Honorary Fellow
DALE, John E Professor Professor Emeritus
HARRIS, David Dr Honorary Fellow
HELFER, Stephan Dr Honorary Fellow
HOLLINGSWORTH, Peter Professor Honorary Fellow
JEFFREE, Chris Dr Honorary Fellow
PENNINGTON, Toby Professor Honorary Fellow
RONSE DE CRAENE, Louis Dr Honorary Fellow
TREWAVAS, A J Professor Professor Emeritus

Research Staff

NameGroup / PositionEmail
ATKINSON, Nicky Dr McCormick Group / Research Assistant R
DE LEAU, Erica Hudson Group / Research Assistant R
DIAZ RAMOS, Lourdes Aranzau Dr McCormick Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate in Plant Synthetic Biology
FEI, Yue Molnar Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
FRANKOVA, Lenka Dr Fry Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
GIL RODRIGUEZ, Sergio van Ooijen Lab / Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cellular Circadian Rhythms
GREY, Heather Spoel Group / Research Assistant R
MAO, Yuwei McCormick Group / Research assistant/Laboratory Manager
NENNINGER, Anja Dr McCormick Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cyanobacterial Synthetic Biology
OROSA PUENTE, Beatriz Dr Spoel Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate R
SCORZA FRUNGILLO LIMA, Lucas Dr Spoel Group / Research Fellow R
SKELLY, Michael Spoel Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate R
UNAL, Mert McCormick Group / Research Assistant

Technical Research Staff

NameGroup / PositionEmail
MITCHELL, Stephen Spoel Group / EM Technician
ROBERTSON, Ingrid Doerner Group / Research Technician R

PhD Students

NameGroup / PositionEmail Address
ABBAS, Ammad Halliday Group / PhD Student
ADLER, Liat McCormick Group / PhD Student
AL HINAI, Thurayya Fry Group / PhD Student
AL MUTAIRI, Ahmed Loake Group / PhD Student
BEGUM, Rifat Fry Group / PhD Student
BENNETT, Nicholas Loake Group / PhD Student
BLEAU, Jade Spoel Group / PhD Student
BORROWMAN, Sam Loake Group / PhD Student
BURRELL, Clarinda PhD Student
BUTLIN, Philip Halliday Group / PhD Student
CAMPOS DOMINGUEZ, Lucia Kidner Group / PhD Student
CAO, Yuan Spoel Group / PhD Student
CARGILL, Samantha Jane van Ooijen Lab / PhD Student
CHEW, Yen Peng Molnar Group / PhD Student
CONCHA, Cristobal Doerner Group / PhD Student
CONTRERAS ORTIZ, Natalia Andrea Hudson Group / PhD Student
DONOHOE, Christian Fry Group / PhD Student
FEORD, Helen van Ooijen Lab / PhD Student
FERENCZI, Aron Molnar Group / PhD Student
FRASER, Olivia van Ooijen Lab / PhD Student
GARZON OBANDA, Diana PhD Student
GONZALEZ, Kelly Kidner Group / PhD Student
HALEY, Emily Hudson Group / PhD Student
IDRIS, Akmal Loake Group / PhD Student
KARIYAWASAM, Isuru Kidner Group / PhD Student
KAY, Holly van Ooijen Lab / PhD Student
LECOY, Jonathan Richardson Group / PhD Student
LINCOLN, Matthew Halliday Group / PhD Student
LOUE-MANIFEL, Jeanne Goodrich Group / PhD Student
MICHEL, Thibauld Kidner Group / PhD Student
MONTEIRO, Muriel Molnar Group / PhD Student
NIRKKO, Jessica Nakayama Group / PhD Student
NUORTI, Ninni Fry Group / PhD Student
OREJUELA RAMIREZ, Andres Milne Lab / PhD Student
PEGU, Georgina Doerner Group / PhD Student
PUZORJOV, Anton McCormick Group / PhD Student
RAMOS DE OLIVEIRA, Gustavo Kidner Group / PhD Student
ROHRIG, Laura Spoel Group / PhD Student
RUSSELL, Nadia Kidner Group / PhD Student
SCHIAVON OSORIO, Alejandra McCormick Group / PhD Student
SREENATH, Madhavi Kidner Group / PhD Student
TABASSUM, Anika Loake Group / PhD Student
TABASSUM, Nadra Loake Group / PhD Student
VALDIVIA-CABRERA, Marissa Halliday Group / PhD Student
VAN DE WEYER , Rist McCormick Group / PhD Student
VON KOPPENFELS, Charlotte Molnar Group / PhD Student
WANG, Zhishuo Spoel Group / PhD Student
WIGHT, Tara Nakayama Group / PhD Student
WILLIAMS, Lindsay Spoel Group / PhD Student