Lab Members & Alumni

Current Lab

Lab picture April 2017.

Group Leader

Julien Licchesi PhD

Julien graduated with a BTS in Biotechnology from “Ecole Nationale de Chimie Physique Biologie-Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes” in his native Paris. He then moved to the University of Central Lancashire in the UK, where he joined the final year of the BSc (Hons) in Applied Biochemistry and graduated in 1998. Following an MSc in Applied Biomolecular Technology (with distinction) at the University of Nottingham, UK, Julien started his PhD at Cranfield University, studying genomic alterations in Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal cancer. Julien then followed his interest in translational cancer research and joined the laboratory of Professor James G Herman, working in collaboration with Professor William Westra, at the Johns Hopkins Cancer Centre in Baltimore, USA. His research focused on the epigenetic silencing of tumor suppressor genes in precursor lesions of lung adenocarcinoma. During that time Julien developed a strong interest in Wnt signaling and, for his second postdoctoral position, he joined the laboratory of Dr Mariann Bienz at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, working in collaboration with Dr David Komander on the biochemical and structural properties of the deubiquitylating enzyme TRABID. In June 2013 Julien began a Lectureship in Cellular Biochemistry in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry at the University of Bath, UK.

PhD students

Natalie Vaughan (PhD student 2014-2018). Funded by a University of Bath Research Studentship.
Sarah Jasem, PhD student 2015-2019. Funded by a Kuwait Government Scholarship.

MSc BioSciences Students 2016-2017

Austin Burroughs, MSc Biosciences, Summer 2017.
Karlo Svrze, MSc Biosciences, Summer 2017.

 Undergraduate Final Year Project Students 2016-2017

Ruby Coates, BSc (Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology with placement.
Emma Thatcher. BSc (Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology with placement.
Luke Pattison. BSc (Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology with placement .
Samantha Haque. BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with placement.

Beth Gray, BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with placement.

Helen Middleton, BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with placement.

Placement Student 2015-2016

Rob Byrne (Placement student 2015-2016, Cardiff University)

Undergraduate Final Year Project Students 2015-2016

Michael Hugues, Bsc (Hons) Biochemistry with placement (2016)
Harry Horsnell, Bsc (Hons) Biochemistry with placement (2016)

Natasha Routly. BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with placement.

MSc BioScience Students 2015-2016

Laia Fernandez-Calvo, MRes Bioscience 2015-2016
Ioann Stefani, MRes Protein Structure & Function 2015-2016

Undergraduate Final Year Project Students 2014-2015

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Imogen Edwards, BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with placement (2015)
Joanna Corless-Crop
Joanna Corless, BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with placement (2015)
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Jennie Gabriel, Bsc (Hons) Biochemistry with placement (2015)
Ollie Peppers, BSc (Hons) Biology with placement (2015)

MRes Students 2014-2015

George Devitt, MRes BioSciences( 2015)
Rachel-ann Russell, MRes BioSciences (2015)

Undergraduate Final Year Project Students 2014-2015

Rachael Kimbers, Bsc (Hons) Biochemistry with placement (2014)
William Smith, BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with placement (2014)

Volunteer Summer 2014

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Stelios Chrisostomou. BSc (Hons) Biology.