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Memorable lab outings, Current and Past Lab Members

September 2018

Erika Urdaneta's leaving party. We went to a Whisky tasting at the Scottish Malt Whisky society in Edinburgh!
 

December 2017

Granneman lab celebrating positive outcomes from MRCSRF (Sander) and EMBO LTF (Ross) fellowship applications. 
After the Christmas dinner we ended up in our favorite watering hole, the Scottish Malt Whisky society.

June 2017

Granneman lab retreat in York.
Picture was taken using a film that generates very cool and high-quality black and white pictures.

March 2015

Granneman lab says goodbye to Christel Sirocchi. Last lab outing with Christel in a nice restaurant in Edinburgh.

December 2014 

“Sjoelen” in the pub! Rob brought his Dutch shuffleboard to the pub when we went on a Granneman lab night out. Initially the locals were a bit confused..but after a couple of pints everybody was shuffling away! Not all of the stones landed where they should.
It is obvious who dominated the game....

April 2013

Lab outing to Saint Andrews!

On the left. Elena Burlacu and Alina Zaplatina. Right: Sander Granneman, Maarten Tuijtel and Ralph Hector.

 

Current lab members


 

Sander Granneman 

 

Group Leader and lab bioinformatician and doing this and doing that....
 
 

Stuart McKellar                            

Wellcome Trust PhD student (2016 - present)
Is working on some very scary pathogenic bacteria.
 

Pedro Arede Rei

MRC Research Assistant (2018 - present)
Is going back go his roots :) 
 

Niki Christopoulou

Darwin Trust PhD student (2019 - present)
Is working on RBPs and antibiotic resistance!
 

Liangcui Chu

MRC Post-doctoral Research Associate (2018 - present)
Is finding hundreds of new RBPs!
 

Ivayla Ivanova 

MRC Post-doctoral Research Associate (2018 - present)
Loves post-transcriptional modifications!
 

Co-superviser


 

Holly Kay (Gerben van Ooijen's lab) (2018 - present)

Mad about plants and UV cross-linking.

 

Agata Wawszczyk (David Gally's lab) (2017 - present)

Working on an awesome secretion system and learning all about RNA structure probing.

 

Pujitha Raja (Thamarai Dorai-Schneider's lab) (2018 - present)

UV cross-linking bugs that can cause nasty Pneumonia!

 


Visitors


 

Ross Cordiner

Visiting post-doctoral fellow from Torben Heick Jensen’s lab (2017 - 2018)

 

Erika Urdaneta

Another very talented visiting PhD student from Benedikt Beckmann's lab (2018)
Funded by an EMBO short-term fellowship.
 

Fredrik Lackmann

A very talented visiting PhD student from Lars Wieslander's lab (2013 - 2014)
Funded by an EMBO short-term fellowship
 
 

Past lab members


Tove Widén

MSc student (2018-2019)
Works on RNA-binding proteins in yeast and doing some Synthetic Biology!

Ira Iosub                               

Wellcome Trust PhD student (2014 - 2018)
Founds some very interesting ncRNAs connecting nutrient sensing and stress in E. coli!
Now Post-doctoral researcher in Meriem El Karoui's lab!
 

Alina Selega                            

Shared EPSRC PhD student with Guido Sanguinetti (2015 - 2017)
Did the hardcore mathematical modeling in the lab!
Now a Post-doctoral researcher in Canada!
 

Thomas Mourant

Biochemistry honours student (2018)
Was involved in setting up reporter assays in pathogenic bacteria.
He is now going to London to do an MSc!
 

Rob van Nues

BBSRC & Wellcome Trust post-doctoral fellow (2014 - 2016)
Is giving yeast and bacteria lots of UV!
Is a hardcore Slackware Linux fan!
Now Wellcome Trust Post-doctoral researcher in Liz Baynes’s lab.
 

Elena Burlacu                     

Wellcome Trust PhD student (2012 - 2016)
Was applying ChemModSeq to yeast RNPs!
Post-doctoral researcher in Oxford.
 

Jule Karen Nieken

ERASMUS student (2016 - 2017).
Worked together with Ira on sRNAs in E. coli
Now PhD student in Hiro Ohkura's lab
 

Erica de Leau                       

Wellcome Trust Research Associate (2014 - present)
Was learning how to generically manipulate yeast and how to make RNASeq libraries.
Now a technician in Justin Goodrich’s lab.
 

Christel Sirocchi                  

ERASMUS student (2014 - 2015)
Was doing amazing work at the bench with bacteria and produced tons of awesome code!
Another Linux fan! Is a co-author on a Nature Methods paper!
 

Ralph Hector                       

Wellcome Trust Research Associate (2011 - 2014)
Probed the dynamics of 40S Ribosome assembly...
He loved doing primer extensions..... could not get enough of them...
Now a senior post-doctoral researcher in Edinburgh.
 

Maarten Tuijtel                    

ERASMUS student (2013)
A physics student from Delft responsible for benchmarking the ChemModSeq pipeline... 
After his PhD in Leiden he came back to Edinburgh to take on the job as EM facility Manager.
 

Alina Zaplatina                    

ERASMUS  student (2012-2013)
Helped with probing the structure of the longest ncRNA in yeast...
Now PhD student in Cologne.
 

Matthew Pierce                   

Biotechnology honours student (2012)
Produced tons of >= 95% pure protein and got his first taste of cloning nightmares...
 

Stamatina Fragkogianni     

Bioinformatics Masters student (2012)
Made pyReadCounters 10x faster...
Did her PhD in Edinburgh and is now a Post-doctoral fellow!