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Dr. Gillian Cadden (postdoctoral researcher)
Gill completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Glasgow in 2017. During her final year project, she studied the mechanism and kinetics of rotational DNA strand exchange by the Serine recombinase enzyme Tn3 resolvase using single-molecule FRET methods. Her PhD project continued this work and was jointly supervised with Prof. Marshall Stark (MVLS). She now works on the single-molecule detection of oligosaccharides, in collaboration with Dr. John Gardiner (Univ. Manchester). Email: gillian.cadden.gla.ac.uk

Amina Aminu (PhD student)
Amin obtained a B. Tech and M.Tech degree in Chemistry from Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria. She then received a post-graduate diploma in Education from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto before employment at the Federal College of Education, Yola, Nigeria. She works on the single-molecule spectroscopy of triple repeat DNA. Email:2719714a@student.gla.ac.uk

Dr. Steven Magennis (group leader)
Steven is a Reader in the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. He studied for a BSc and PhD in the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. He worked as a postdoc in the School of Physics at the University of St. Andrews (with Prof. Ifor Samuel), then at the Collaborative Optical Spectroscopy, Micromanipulation and Imaging Centre (COSMIC) at the University of Edinburgh. Following the award of an EPSRC advanced research fellowship, Steven moved to the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf working with Prof. Claus Seidel on single-molecule multi-parameter fluorescence detection (MFD). He joined the University of Manchester in 2007, where he set up the single-molecule labs in the Photon Science Institute. He moved to the University of Glasgow in 2013. Email: steven.magennis@glasgow.ac.uk

Dr. Grant McKenzie (postdoctoral researcher) 
After obtaining a Masters of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Grant went on to obtain a joint PhD in chemistry between The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and The University of Melbourne, Australia. Grant’s time in Edinburgh was spent performing photophysical studies of 2-aminopurine in DNA under the supervision of Prof. Anita C. Jones, while in Melbourne, Grant worked towards developing an ultrafast fluorescence upconversion set-up in the group of Prof. Trevor A. Smith. Presently, Grant is working as a postdoctoral researcher on the elucidation of the mechanism of serine recombinases, a collaborative project with Prof. Marshall Stark (MVLS). Email: grant.mckenzie.2@glasgow.ac.uk

Henry Sansom (PhD student)
Henry completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Glasgow in 2020. His PhD project concerns the develpment and application of multiphoton fluorescence microscopy for the study of fluorescent biomolecular building blocks. Email: 2186126S@student.gla.ac.uk

 

Former PhD students and Postdoctoral Researchers:

Dr. Tianyu Hu (PhD student and postdoctoral researcher)
Dr. Raul Berrocal-Martin (PhD student and postdoctoral researcher)
Dr. David Nobis (PhD student)
Dr. Sergio Lopez (postdoctoral researcher)
Dr. Rachel Fisher (PhD student: joint with Prof. Anita Jones, University of Edinburgh)
Dr. Mike Morten (postdoctoral researcher)
Dr. Laura Baltierra-Jasso (PhD student and postdoctoral researcher)
Dr. Steve Quinn (postdoctoral researcher)
Dr. Tara Sabir (postdoctoral researcher)
Dr. Anita Toulmin (PhD student )
Dr. Richard Lane (PhD student )

 

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