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The Centre for Targeted Protein Degradation is part of the University of Dundee, one of the leading institutions in Europe for research in Life Sciences. Our staff originate from a broad range of experience levels and backgrounds including those with exceptional track records in industry and academia.  

Learn more about some of our scientists

The core team working on targeted protein degradation at the University is anticipated to grow rapidly as part of the development of CeTPD.

Director

Professor Alessio Ciulli

PA to Professor Alessio Ciulli

Mrs Diane Purves

Ciulli Academic Team

Professor Xavier Barril
Visiting Professor

Adam Bond
Post-Doctoral Scientist

Ryan Casement
4th year Ph.D. student (BBSRC EastBio DTP)

Sarah Chandler
3rd Year PhD student (Wellcome Trust Programme) - jointly with Ron Hay

Yuting Cao
2nd year PhD student (China Scholarship Council CSC Programme)

Dr Angus Cowan
Post-Doctoral Scientist & Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow

Conner Craigon
Post-Doctoral Scientist

Charlotte Crowe
3rd year PhD student (iCASE MRC QIBIOMED DTP)

Claudia Diehl
Post-Doctoral Scientist & Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow

Dr Kevin Haubrich
Post-Doctoral Scientist

Dr Oliver Hsia
Post-Doctoral Scientist

Dr Kentaro Iso
Visiting Scientist

Dr Xingui Liu
Post-Doctoral Scientist & Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow

Dr Dylan Lynch
Post-Doctoral Scientist

Dr Calum McLaughlin
Post-Doctoral Scientist

Dr Manjula Nagala
Post-Doctoral Scientist

Dr Mark Nakasone
Senior Post-Doctoral Scientist (Structural Biology & Biophysics)

Martina Pierri
Visiting PhD student

Alessandra Salerno
Visiting PhD student

Thomas Webb
3rd year PhD student (iCASE MRC QIBIOMED DTP)

Adam Wisher
Senior Chemistry Technician

PROTAC collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim (AC-BI Team)

Dr Kirsten McAulay
Team Leader - Medicinal Chemist/Chemical Biologist

Alex Bentley
Associate Scientist

Dr Laura Casares Perez
Scientist Cell Biology

Dr Sohini Chakraborti
Scientist Computational Drug Design and Molecular Modelling

Dr Aileen Frost
Senior Drug Discovery Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

Denzel Gonzales
Associate Scientist

Dr Shakil Khan
Scientist Cell Biology

Dr Giorgia Kidd
Scientist Medicinal/Organic Chemistry

Jakub Krstev
Associate Scientist

Moriz Mayer
Visiting Scientist

Dr Ross McLennan
Scientist Medicinal / Organic Chemistry

Dr Suzanne O'Connor
Senior Drug Discovery Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

Giacomo Padroni
Scientist Medicinal / Organic Chemistry

Adam Pinto
Associate Scientist

Dr Ilaria Puoti
Scientist Cellular Biomarkers & Proteomics

Dr Sarath Ramachandran
Senior Scientist Structural Biology/Biophysics

Dr Zoe Rutter
Scientist Structural Biology/Biophysics

Eric Simpson
Associate Scientist

Dr Luke Simpson
Scientist Cell Biology

Dr Valentina Spiteri
Scientist Structural Biology/Biophysics

Dr Vesna Vetma
Senior Scientist Cell Biology

Dr Andre Wijaya
Scientist Structural Biology/Biophysics

Dr Petr Zhmurov
Scientist Medicinal/Organic Chemistry

Dr Jeff Wong
Scientist Medicinal/Organic Chemistry

PROTAC collaboration with Almirall (AC-Almirall Team)

Dr Selma Gulyurtlu
Scientist Cell Biology

Dr Jack Robertson
Scientist Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology

Dr Aina Urbina Teixidor
Scientist Organic/Medicinal Chemistry

Dr David Zollman
Team Leader (Structural Biology/Biophysics)

Dr Alena Kroupova
Scientist Structural Biology/Biophysics

William Farnaby's group

Dr William Farnaby
Principal Investigator

Andreas Holmqvis
PhD Student

Jack Slinn
MSci Student