Principle Investigator

Prof. Vijay Chudasama

Working in the areas of peptide/protein/materials modification and aerobic C-H activation

Other interests: Finance, economics, politics, various sports (esp. golf and F1), working with charities.



Post-Doctoral Research Associates / Research Fellows

Dr Steven Yap, PDRA

Working on protein modification

Other interests: Personal finance, tennis, and food and beverages.




Dr Suman Manna, PDRA

Working on the development of new bio-orthogonal reaction strategies

Other interests: Entrepreneurship, Swimming, Cricket, Badminton, Cooking.




Dr Ning Wang, PDRA

Working on the development of novel antibody drug conjugates

Other interests: Hiking, cooking and strategic board games (e.g. Ark Nova).




Masters students

Mark Meszarik

Working on site-selective cysteine modification

Other interests: Photography, hiking, dancing, travelling and volleyball.




Maggie So

Working on pyridazinedione reagents for cysteine modification

Other interests:  Field hockey, F1, scuba diving, and travelling.




Yijia Leng

Working on C-terminal cysteine modification

Other interests: Crocheting, travelling, music.




PhD students

Ioanna Thanasi

Working on the site-selective modification of antibodies and their applications

Other interests: Swimming, traveling and photography.




Chapman Ho

Working on bioconjugation, nanomaterials, point-of-care diagnostics

Other interests: Grassroots football, cycling/running, music and books.




Cliona McMahon

Working on antibody modification

Other interests: Taekwondo, food, travelling




Toby Butcher

Working on new approaches to site-selective protein modification.

Other interests: Guitar, tennis, chess and travelling.




Charlie Bishop

Working on antibody conjugation methods using cysteine-to-lysine transfer.

Other interests: Videogames, guitar, coding and sport.




Matthew Dagwell 

Working on investigating new biorthogonal nitrile click reactions and their applications.

Other interests: Tennis, Golf, and Language learning.




Romain Lotthe

Working on the development of PET/PDT Theranostics for High-Grade Glioma..

Other interests: Travelling, cooking, climbing, music and cinema.