Past DPhil

Mike Barber


Michael completed a biological sciences degree at the University of Leeds and is now enrolled on the interdisciplinary bioscience doctoral training partnership. Michael studies the structure and dynamics of RNA regulatory enzymes and Gaucher's disease associated Glucocerebrosidase.

Mike graduated in September 2016 and now worked in aid and development in Africa.

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Iva Pritišanac


Iva studied Molecular Biology (B.S.) at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and subsequently moved to the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, where she graduated in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (M.S.). During her master studies Iva focused on structural biology, performing her major and minor research projects in NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography, respectively. Iva's master's thesis focused on the usefulness of distance restraints derived from EPR and sm-FRET spectroscopic techniques as applied to the computational docking of protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid complexes with HADDOCK. Her interest in using restraints from experimental techniques in computational structural biology continues in her PhD research, which focuses on using experimental restraints from solution-state NMR spectroscopy to automate resonance assignment in spectra of high molecular weight proteins.

Iva graduated in December 2016 and now worked in Frankfurt with Prof. Peter Guntert.


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Olga Tkachenko


Olga studied Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) at the University of Cambridge as a member of St. Catharine's College, and spent a year as an exchange student at the University of Heidelberg. She is now a DPhil student and a Lamb and Flag Scholar at St John's College. Olga is interested in conformational dynamics of proteins and in combining advanced biophysical methods to study them, and is supervised jointly by Andrew and by Justin Benesch.


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