Membership

Science Group

 

 

Macromolecular Crystallography

MX, I23, I24, VMXi, VMXm, XFEL-hub, MPL

Dr Arnaud Basle
arnaud.basle@newcastle.ac.uk

Dr David Briggs
david.briggs@crick.ac.uk

Soft Condensed Matter

I22, B23, B22, B21

Dr Tim Knowles
T.J.Knowles@bham.ac.uk

Dr Arwen Tyler
a.i.i.tyler@leeds.ac.uk

Magnetic Materials

I06, I10, B16, I16, I21

Dr Kevin Edmonds

Kevin.Edmonds@Nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Robin Perry

robin.perry@ucl.ac.uk

Crystallography

I11, I15, I15-1, I19

Dr Ann Chippindale
a.m.chippindale@reading.ac.uk

Dr Enrique Jimenez-Melero
enrique.jimenez-melero@manchester.ac.uk 

Structures and Surfaces

I05, B07, I07, I09

Dr Gavin Bell
gavin.bell@warwick.ac.uk 

Dr Andrew Thomas
andrew.g.thomas@manchester.ac.uk

Spectroscopy

I18, I20-1, I20-2, B18,

Prof Andrea Russell
A.E.Russell@soton.ac.uk

Dr Imad Ahmed
imad.ahmed@earth.ox.ac.uk

Biological Cryo-Imaging

eBIC, B24, Cryo-Fluorescence microscopy

Dr Sean Connell
sconnell@cicbiogune.es

Dr Jamie Blaza
jamie.blaza@york.ac.uk

Imaging and Microscopy

I08, DIAD, I12, I13-1, I13-2, I14, ePSIC

Prof Neil Telling
n.d.telling@keele.ac.uk

Dr Marcus Newton
M.C.Newton@soton.ac.uk

 

  1. Macromolecular Crystallography
  2. Soft Condensed Matter
  3. Imaging and Microscopy
  4. Crystallography
  5. Structures and Surfaces
  6. Spectroscopy
  7. Biological Cryo-Imaging
  8. Magnetic Materials
Macromolecular Crystallography -

Macromolecular Crystallography: Science Group Representatives

Related beamline: MX, I23, I24, VMXi, VMXm, XFEL-Hub, MPL

 

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Dr Arnaud Basle
X-ray facilities manager
Newcastle Structural Biology Laboratory
University of Newcastle   
Medical School
ICAMB
Framlington place
NE2 4HH


Email: Arnaud.basle@ncl.ac.uk
Website: http://sbl.ncl.ac.uk

 

Manager of X-ray facilities at Newcastle University.
Research interest include:

  • Software development
  • Metal homeostasis and storage
  • Carbohydrates binding proteins and modifying enzymes
  • Crystallization techniques

David Briggs

 

Dr David Briggs
Senior Laboratory Research Scientist
Signalling and Structural Biology Lab
The Francis Crick Institute
1 Midland Road
London
NW1 1AT 


Email: david.briggs@crick.ac.uk 
Website: https://www.crick.ac.uk/research/find-a-researcher/david-briggs 

 

In charge of X-ray crystallography for McDonald group.

Interests include:

  • Extracellular mammalian protein structure determination
  • Drug design
  • Protein glycan interactions

Techniques:

  • X-ray Crystallography
  • Small angle X-ray scattering

 

Soft Condensed Matter - +

Soft Condensed Matter: Science Group representatives

Related beamlines: I22, B23, B22, B21

 

Tim Knowles

Dr. Tim Knowles
Lecturer in Biophysics
School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
B15 2TT


Email: t.j.knowles@bham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5881

 

Research interests include:
  • Elucidation of the mechanisms of outer membrane protein folding in Gram-negative bacteria
  • Understanding Gram-negative lipid transport mechanisms.
Techniques include
  • Small angle scattering, reflectometry, NMR, Electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography

 

Arwen Tyler

Dr. Arwen Tyler

University Academic Fellow (Assistant Professor US equivalent)

School of Food Science and Nutrition

University of Leeds

Leeds LS2 9JT

 

Email: a.i.i.tyler@leeds.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1423

 

Research interests include:

  • Membrane biophysics – lipid phase behavior and their interaction with biomolecules
  • Targeted and stimuli responsive nanocarriers
  • Dynamic structural transformations in soft matter using high pressure or pH

 

Techniques include: Static and time-resolved Small Angle X-ray/ Neutron Scattering, GI-SAS, cryo-TEM

 

 

Imaging and Microscopy - +

Imaging and Microscopy: Science Group Representatives

Related beamlines: I08, I12, I13-1, I13-2, I14, ePSIC

 

Prof Neil Telling
Professor of Biomedical NanoPhysics

Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine

Keele University
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 7QB


Email: n.d.telling@keele.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 674968

 

Research interests include:

  • X-ray spectromicroscopy studies of metals in brain tissue related to neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Magnetic spectroscopy studies on biogenic and synthetic nanoscale magentic structures.
  • Preparation and applications of magnetic nanoparticles for applications in biomedicine. 
  • X-ray reflectivity and magnetic scattering from thin film structures.

Dr Marcus Newton
Lecturer in Physics
Physics & Astronomy
University of Southampton
Southampton, SO17 1BJ


Email: M.C.Newton@soton.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 7548
 

Research interests include:
  • Coherent X-ray Imaging.
  • Ultra-fast processes in strongly correlated materials.
  • Advanced materials for renewable energy applications.
  • Numerical Optimisation & Inverse Problems.
  • Software Development

 

Crystallography - +

Crystallography: Science Group Representatives

Related beamlines: I11, I15, I15-1, I19

 

 

Dr Ann Chippindale

Department of Chemistry

University of Reading

Whiteknights

Reading RG6 6AD

UK

Email: a.m.chippindale.rdg.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 118 3788448

 

Research interests include the synthesis of new inorganic materials, in particular cyanide-based frameworks and zeolite materials. Characterisation methods include X-ray and neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering.

 

Enrique Jiminez

Dr. Enrique Jimenez-Melero

Senior Lecturer in Radiation Materials Science

Materials Performance Centre

Department of Materials

University of Manchester

Oxford Road

Manchester M13 9PL

Email: enrique.jimenez-melero@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 8590

 

Enrique's research focuses on understanding and predicting the phase stability, micromechanics, work hardenability, and radiation tolerance of complex (ultra-) high-strength steels and refractory alloys for structural applications in nuclear fission & fusion power plants, and also in the automotive and aerospace industries. His group performs real-time synchrotron X-ray power diffraction under mechanical stresses and elevated temperatures, and also single crystal 3-D X-ray diffraction (3DXRD) experiments on polycrystalline materials. This synchrotron-based work is complemented with analytical electron microscopy, neutron scattering and positron annihilation spectroscopy. Their specific research on nuclear materials revolves around understanding the radiation-induced microstructural damage and its impact on the structural integrity of reactor components, together with radiation protection and the development of safe systems of work to produce, handle and test radioactive material.  

 

 

Structures and Surfaces - +

Structures and Surfaces: Science Group Representatives

Related beamlines: I05, B07, I07, I09

 

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Dr Andrew Thomas
Research Fellow
School of Materials  & Photon Science Institute,
The University of Manchester,
Oxford Road,
Manchester M13 9PL

 

Email: andrew.g.thomas@manchester.ac.uk

 

My research primarily utilizes X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to study surface chemistry and electronic structure of a wide range of materials, and covering a number of applications. Recently it has focused on understanding surface reactions under (near) ambient conditions using Near-Ambient Pressure XPS and broadband vibrational sum-frequency spectroscopy.

Dr Gavin Bell

Department of Physics

University of Warwick

Coventry

CV4 7AL

 

Email: gavin.bell@warwick.ac.uk 

 

I work in materials physics and lead the Surface, Interface & Thin Film Group at Warwick. The focus of my research is the growth by molecular beam epitaxy of functional materials, applying the techniques of surface science to understand epitaxial crystal growth. The systems include topological and magnetic materials for spintronics, 2D materials like graphene and boron nitride, and surface-modified photocathode.

 

 

Spectroscopy - +

Spectroscopy: Science Group Representatives

Related beamlines: I18, I20-1, I20-2, B18,

 

 

Prof Andrea Russell

Professor of Physical Electrochemistry

School of Chemistry

University of Southampton

Highfield

Southampton SO17 1BJ

 

Email: a.e.russell@soton.ac.uk

 

My research focuses on electrocatalysis and electrode processes, using a wide range of spectroscopic and structural techniques to characterise electrode materials and the electrode/electrolyte interface. My group and I have made use of synchrotron sources throughout Europe and the USA.

 

As a member of the DUC, I am particularly interested in hearing from users regarding the development of facilities, sample environments, equipment, and data analysis codes. In my view the DUC should be the voice of the user community in helping to direct resources in collaboration with the science teams at Diamond.

Imad Ahmed

Dr Imad Ahmed

Research Fellow in Experimental Nanochemistry

Department of Earth Sciences

University of Oxford

South Parks Road

Oxford, OX1 3AN

 

Email: Imad.ahmed@earth.ox.ac.uk

 

My research interest falls in four key areas: (1) physicochemical interactions at the bio-nano interface, (2) relationship between nanostructure, bioavailability and their ultimate health implications, (3) development of chemical speciation sensors for environmental and industrial applications, and (4) the application of synchrotron radiation-based spectroscopy and scattering methods to problems in environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry and environmental health.

 

Biological Cryo-Imaging - +

Biological Cryo-Imaging: Science Group Representatives

 Related beamline: B24, eBIC, Cryo-Fluorescence Microscopy

 

Dr Sean Connell
Sean Connell, PhD
CICbioGUNE
Parque Tecnológico de Vizcaya, Ed. 800
48160 Derio


Email: sconnell@cicbiogune.es

 

The main aim of my group is to understand molecular events that drive ribosomal subunit biogenesis, and understand the mechanism of action of antibiotics and natural inhibitors of protein synthesis. The underpinning theme is to contribute a structural understanding of reaction mechanisms using cryo-EM to answer not only essential biological questions but drive drug development and/or biotechnology applications.

 

Jamie Blaza

Dr Jamie Blaza

Lecturer in cryoEM

York Structural Biology Laboratory,

Department of Chemistry,

University of York

 

Email: jamie.blaza@york.ac.uk

Tel: 01904 325887

 

Research techniques include:

  • CryoEM (historically single particle analysis, hopefully in the future tomography)
  • Developing better methods for cryoEM grid preparation
  • Membrane protein biochemistry

Research interests include:

  • Bacterial bioenergetics (tuberculosis, Gram-positive species)
  • Antibiotic action

 

Magnetic Materials - +

Magnetic Materials: Science Group Representatives

Related beamlines: I06, I10, I16, B16, I21

 

 

Dr Kevin Edmonds

Associate Professor in Physics

School of Physics and Astronomy

University of Nottingham

Nottingham NG7 2RD

 

Email: Kevin.Edmonds@nottingham.ac.uk

Tel: +44 115 8467058

 

My research focuses on the development of metallic and semiconducting thin film materials and devices, and the exploration of their electronic, spintronic and structural properties.

Robin Perry

Dr. Robin Perry

Principal Research Associate
London Centre for Nanotechnology and UCL Centre for Materials Discovery
UCL, London

 

Email: robin.perry@ucl.ac.uk

 

My research interests include

  • Quantum materials: bulk properties and diffraction studies. Magnetically ordered states.
  • Transparent conducting properties. Transport measurements on new post transition metal oxides.
  • Crystal growth of complex materials. Techniques include floating zone, top seeded growth, flux growth and chemical vapour transport.
  • Uniaxial strain deformation in single crystals magnets.

 

 

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