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. F1), working with charities and local community support groups.



Post-Doctoral Research Associates / Research Fellows

Dr Richard Spears, PDRA

Working on peptide synthesis, protein bioconjugation

Other interests: Big fan of video games, cups of tea, and Yorkshire Puddings!




Dr Steven Yap, PDRA

Working on protein modification

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




Dr Peter Szijj, PDRA

Working on bispecifics and their conjugates

Other interests: Board and video games, science fiction, history, politics, football, bouldering, skiing.




PhD students

Nehaal Ahmed

Working on the aerobic C-H activation of various heterocycles

Other interests: Love anything involving fashion, sneakers (strictly Nike), trap music and cricket. Firm believer in good food being the only constant to happiness



Ioanna Thanasi

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

Other interests: Swimming, traveling and photography.




Lea Rochet

Working on antibody conjugation and bispecifics plus dynamic thiol conjugation

Other interests: I like travelling, music, TV series, cooking, novels.




Chapman Ho

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

Other interests: I am involved with grassroots football and habits like cycling/running. Other interests include music (making + listening) and reading books.



Mikesh Patel

Working on use of nitriles for antibody conjugation

Other interests: Marvel, Boxing, Photography.




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.