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Current members



 

Neil Brockdorff


     Professor of Biochemistry

     Head of the Group

     Email: neil.brockdorff@bioch.ox.ac.uk

BIOGRAPHY 


 

Antonio Biasutto

2016 - Research Associate

Originally from Venezuela
BSc in Chemistry, University of Carabobo, Venezuela
DPhil in Structural Biology - Wellcome Trust Programme, University of Oxford, UK
Research interests: Structural biology characterisation of protein complexes involved in chromatin regulation     

Email: antonio.biasutto@bioch.ox.ac.uk


 

Joseph (Joe) Bowness

September 2017 - D.Phil Student

March - June 2017 - Wellcome Trust D.Phil Rotation Student

Originally from Oxford, UK
BA Natural Sciences (Part II Genetics), University of Cambridge, UK
Research interests:

Email: Joseph.bowness@linacre.ox.ac.uk


 

Emma Carter

2013 - Laboratory Assistant

Originally from Staffordshire, UK
BSc:(Hons) Genetics 2.1 from Cardiff University
PhD: "The role of ERK5 signalling in Myogenesis" at the Babraham Institute, University of Cambridge
Post-doc: "CFTR gene regulation" at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford "The role of Igf2 in tumour growth" at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford
Research interest:Gene regulation, epigenetics, cellular differentiation     

Email: emma.carter@bioch.ox.ac.uk


 

Jeongyoon Choi

2017 - Research Associate

Originally from Seoul, South Korea
BS, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
PhD, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB), Germany
Research Interests:     

Email: jeongyoon.choi@bioch.ox.ac.uk


 

Heather Coker

2008 - Research Associate

Originally from Chatham, Kent, UK
BSc: Biochemistry, King's College, University of London
PhD: Biochemistry, King's College, University of London
Post-doc: Clare Hall CRUK
Research interest: Epigenetics, DNA repair     

Email: heather.coker@bioch.ox.ac.uk


 

Michal Gdula

2015 - Research Associate

Originally from Bydgoszcz, Poland
BSc & MSc Molecular Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
PhD Molecular biology, Bradford University, UK
Post-doc Boston University, USA & WTCHG, Oxford University, UK
Research Interests: Epigenetics, DNA replication, Computational Biology

Email: michal.gdula@bioch.ox.ac.uk


 

Jonathan Godwin

2008 - Research Associate

Originally from
Research Interests:

Email: jonathan.godwin@bioch.ox.ac.uk


 



Mankgopo Kgatle

2017 - Academic Visitor

Originally from Kgokong Village in Limpopo Province, and then Cape Town, South Africa
BSc: Biochemistry and Physiology, University of Limpopo, South Africa
BSc in Medicine (Hons): Medical Biochemistry, University of Cape Town, South Africa
MSc in Medicine: Medical Virology, University of Cape Town
PhD: Human Genetics, University of Cape Town
Post-doc: Hepatology and Liver Research Laboratory in the Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town

Research interests: Epigenetic mechanisms in hepatitis B virus-induced liver cancer and other oncogenic virus-related cancers; normal gene regulation and developmental epigenetics.

Email: mankgopo.kgatle@bioch.ox.ac.uk


 

Tatyana Nesterova

Senior Research Associate

Originally from Novosibirsk, Russia
B.Sc. Novosibirsk State University, Russia
PhD, Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Russia
Research Interests: gene regulation & developmental epigenetics

Email: tatyana.nesterova@bioch.ox.ac.uk


 



Greta Pintacuda

2012 – 2016 - Wellcome Trust D.Phil Student
2017 - Research Associate

Originally from Treviso, Italy
B.Sc. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
M.Sc. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
DPhil in Chromosome and Developmental Biology - Wellcome Trust Programme, University of Oxford, UK
Research Interests: non-coding RNAs and epigenetics

Email: greta.pintacuda@bioch.ox.ac.uk


 



Lisa Rodermund

2016 - D.Phil Student  (co-supervised with Dr. Lothar Schermelleh)

Originally from Hamburg, Germany
BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Research interests: Superresolution microscopy and Chromatin biology

Email: lisa.rodermund@st-annes.ox.ac.uk


 



Guifeng Wei

2015 - Research Associate

Originally from Zhengzhou, China
B.Eng. in Bioinformatics at Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China
PhD in Bioinformatics, “Functional long noncoding RNAs in cancer and development” at Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Research interests: long noncoding RNAs, computational epigenomics and RNA-binding proteins

Email: guifeng.wei@@bioch.ox.ac.uk


 


Komal Yasmin

March 2018 - Wellcome Trust D.Phil Rotation Student

Originally from Khushaab, Pakistan
BSc in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
MS in Molecular Biology, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

Email: komal.yasmin@msdtc.ox.ac.uk


 

Tianyi Zhang

2012 – 2016 - D.Phil Student
2017 - Research Associate

Originally from Changchun, China
BSc in Biochemistry, University of Ottawa, Canada
MRes in Structural Molecular Biology, Imperial College London, UK
DPhil in Biochemistry - University of Oxford, UK
Research Interests: epigenetics, chromatin structure and function

Email: tianyi.zhang@bioch.ox.ac.uk