Prof. Sabine Flitsch
Professor of Chemical Biology
Sabine heads all group projects, spanning from glycoscience and glycoenzymology to industrial biotechnology.
Dr. Jolanda van Munster
BBSRC Future Leader Fellow
Jolanda is a BBSRC Future Leader Fellow, working on elucidation of the enzymatic mechanism underpinning interaction of Aspergillus niger with wheat straw.
Dr. Nicholas Weise
Teaching & Research Associate / Public Engagement Programme Manager
Nick teaches biotechnology, biosynthesis and nucleic acid chemistry and manages outreach contributions from the group, as well as being involved in various research projects.
Dr. Peter Both
Peter is working on the discovery of glycozymes for biosynthesis and functional studies of medically-relevant glycans. His work is funded by the IBCatalyst Glycoenzymes for Bioindustries project.
Dr. Fabio Parmeggiani
Fabio is working as a synthetic chemist on the speciality glycans project.
Dr. Christopher Gray
Chris is involved in the development of novel whole-cell biocatalyst screening technologies using mass spectrometry. Chris also works on ion-mobility mass spectrometry methods for characterizing carbohydrates.
Dr. Lorna Hepworth
Dr. Nico Kress
Nico is working on designing P450 catalysts by application of enzyme modelling tools towards the acceptance of novel substrate classes for the synthesis of fine chemicals. His project is funded by the ProgrES ERC grant.
Dr. Kun Huang
Mr. Gergory Bulmer
Greg is supervised by Jolanda van Munster and is supported by the EPSRC Studentship programme. His PhD focuses on characterising the enzymatic breakdown of lignocellulosic biomass by the fungus Aspergillus niger.
Miss Bethan Jones
Bethan is working with cytochrome P450 enzymes as a means of late-stage functionalisation within multi-enzymatic synthetic cascade.
Mr Max Lubberink
Re-tasking of Carboxylic Acid Reductase (CAR) to new chemistries.
Mr Grayson Ford
Grayson’s research is currently based on production of multi-enzyme cascades for the synthesis of bioactive compounds. This currently focuses on a GOase-IRED cascade, and he will then work towards engineering CARs for the production of amino aldehydes.
Research Active Alumni
Professor Rein Uljin CUNY Advanced Science Research Centre, New York, USA.
Professor Iain Wilson BOKU, Vienna, Austria.
Professor Josef Voglmeir Nanjing Agricultural University, China.
Professor Gideon Grogan University of York, UK.
Professor Roslyn Bill Aston University, UK.
Professor Helen Osborn Reading University, UK.
Professor James Dowden Nottingham University, UK.
Professor Elaine O’Reilly Nottingham University, UK.
Professor Paula Booth King’s College London, UK.
Professor Juana Reyes Martinez Guanajuato University Mexico.
Dr Anthony Green The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, UK.
Dr Anne Routledge York University, UK.
Dr Derek Macmillan University College London; UK.
Dr Martin Weissenborn Institut of Technical Biochemistry, Universität Stuttgart, Germany.
Professor Antonio Sanchez Ruiz Universidad de Castilla~Le Mancha
Dr Dominique Richardson University of Helsinki
Dr Daniel Pienaar University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg