Mark Howarth, Professor of Protein Nanotechnology
Mark did graduate work in molecular immunology at Oxford University Institute of Molecular Medicine and Southampton
University Cancer Sciences. In his postdoctoral work at MIT he developed tools in chemical biology, advanced microscopy and
nanotechnology to understand receptor trafficking. He has been a PI at Oxford since 2007. In 2017 he was awarded the Royal
Society of Chemistry Norman Heatley Prize for chemical biology. He is a founder of SpyBiotech and Director of Entrepreneurship
for the Biochemistry Department. His work has been funded by ERC, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust and through
collaborations with companies including AB Vista, QinetiQ, Sekisui Diagnostics and Sony.
Jisoo Jean, DPhil student
JJ studied Biology at Imperial College London. She is now carrying out an iCASE studentship in partnership with AB Vista,
establishing generic routes to ultra-resilient enzymes for nutrition and biotransformation. She was also appointed Social
Secretary of Oxford Biochemical Society (OBS).
Irsyad Khairil Anuar, DPhil student
Irsyad is from Malaysia and did his MRes at Imperial College London. During his DPhil so far he has established Spy&Go
technology (Nature Communications 2019) for capture and team-building to enhance protein function.
Anthony Keeble, PhD from UEA
Anthony is applying library selection and structure-based design to the engineering of fast-reacting and unbreakable protein
Eleanor Spencer, MBiochem student from Christ Church College
Eleanor’s project is to evolve platforms allowing diagnostic and therapeutic targeting in the gastrointestinal system.
Arne Scheu, DPhil student
Arne did his MSc at KAUST and came to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. He is harnessing bacterial protein reactivity towards a
new approach in therapeutic delivery.
Niels Wicke, DPhil student
Niels, originally from Germany, did his BSc at the University of Edinburgh and came to Oxford as part of the Interdisciplinary
Biosciences Doctoral Training Programme. He has an iCASE studentship with AB Vista and is establishing evolutionary platforms
and proteins allowing targeting in the gastrointestinal system. While in Oxford, he co-founded
and has been mentoring
Oxford’s iGEM team.
Sheryl Lim, DPhil student
Sheryl did her undergraduate training at Imperial College London. In Singapore she researched therapeutic targeting of tumour
suppressors and came to Oxford in 2018 on an A*STAR studentship. She is investigating and re-engineering a mammalian PTM,
towards long-lasting therapeutic delivery.
Hung-Jen Wu, DPhil student
Hung-Jen originally trained in Economics and Mathematics and then did an MSci on DNA methylation in cancer at Georgetown
University. He is enhancing the generation and design of nanoparticles to improve immune responses and vaccination.
Rolle Rahikainen, PhD from University of Tampere
Rolle did his undergraduate training in Tampere, Finland and his graduate research investigated force-dependent responses in the
cytoskeleton. He is currently establishing platforms for more potent vaccines, focused on malaria.
Dominic Wood, DPhil student
Dominic studied Biology at the University of York and took part in the iGEM competition in 2017. He is currently on the
Interdisciplinary Biosciences DTP.
on joining this lab.
FIND FORMER MEMBERS
Robert Wieduwild, Group leader at
Rudolf-Schönheimer-Institut für Biochemie
, University of Leipzig, and founder of spin-out
purba Koner, Assistant Professor at
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
ayati Jain, co-founder with
Trutech Webs and the Fluid Motion
, Assistant Prof. at Mahidol University, Thailand
Anne-Marie Andersson, CTO at vaccine/immunotherapy spin-out
Theodora Bruun, Stanford Medical School
Bijan Zakeri, Merck EMD Serono
Gianluca Veggiani at
University of Toronto
Michael Fairhead at
Structural Genomics Consortium
, University of Oxford
Catharina Melzer at Hannover Medical School
Alberto Carella at
University of Manchester
Anselm Schneider at
Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie
at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Chris Schoene at
Hoffmann Eitle Patent
Emily Chittock at Carpmaels & Ransford Intellectual Property
Linda Tchatchouang at UCB
James Ross at University of Leeds
Karl Brune, co-founder Genie Biotech and consultant
Can Buldun at Roche
Raphael Gayet at
MIT Microbiology Program
Georgi Nikov at
Michael Jacobsen at
Anusuya Banerjee at
Department of Biochemistry,
University of Oxford,
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t: 01865 613200
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