Current Group Members 

Originally I'm from Lake Constance in Germany. I obtained a bachelor degree in chemistry at Marburg University. There I also obtained a master degree in organic chemistry with Prof. G. Hilt. In October I started my PhD where I am developing inhibitors by looking at signaling protein interactions using a structural biology approach. In my spare time I enjoy traveling with friends or spending a quiet afternoon with a book and some sandwiches.

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Dr Patrick Baumann 🇩🇪
 (Wellcome Trust funded)
Nov 2021 - present

PhD Students

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Davide Zappalà 🇮🇹
PhD candidate (EPSRC funded)
Apr 2019 - present

I'm Davide from Italy. I obtained my bachelor degree in chemistry and my master degree in organic and biorganic chemistry at University of Catania. Here, at Cardiff University, I'm a PhD student focusing on protein inhibitors design. I love music, being a violin player myself, and my favourite genres are classical, funk and fusion. 

I am from Xi'an, China. I got my bachelor degree at Northwest University in materials chemistry, followed by a master degree in Xi’an Jiaotong University (2020) in Polymer Chemistry. I joined Dr Jin’s group with the support of a CSC Studentship and my goal is to broaden my skill sets in Chemical Biology. My research project is “the structure-activity relationship of nanoparticles-enzyme hybrid nanobiocatalyst”. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and roaming around with my friends.

Mochen (Mia) Dong 🇨🇳
PhD candidate (CSC funded)
Sept 2020 - present
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I'm Sana from Trinidad and Tobago. I received my bachelor's degree (hons) in Microbiology from the University of Manchester, during which I completed a placement year at APIS Assay Technologies. In the Jin Group, my project is investigating Salmonella persistence through the lens of sulfoquinovose metabolism.  I love to read and when I'm not working, I enjoy days out adventuring on my bicycle.

Sana Fairman 🇹🇹
PhD candidate (UoM funded)
Oct 2022 - present
Previous Group Members 

Manchester Lab
​​Jing Wang 🇨🇳 MSc  
April 2022 - Oct 2022
Truman Tucay 
🇬🇧 MChem  Oct 2021 - Jun 2022

Cardiff Lab
Timothy Cooper 🇬🇧 MSc  Jun 2021 - Sept 2021
Callum Breeze
 🇬🇧 MSc Jun 2021 - Sept 2021
Sandra Jusu 🇸🇱 Visiting PhD candidate (MNAUS)Sept 2020 - Sept 2021
Shriya Shah 🇬🇧MChem  Oct 2020 - Jun 2021
Rebekah Cooke 🇬🇧MSc  Oct 2020 - May 2021
Zuyan Wu 🇨🇳 Postdoc Jan 2019 - Oct 2020
Jasper Richards 🇬🇧 MChem Oct 2019 - May 2020
Cyrielle Clement 🇫🇷 Erasmus/BSc Feb 2020 - March 2020
Grace Zhang 🇨🇳BSc Oct 2019 - Mar 2020, currently PhD candidate at Jilin Univeristy, China 
Helen Bell 🇬🇧 Postdoc Jan 2018 - Jan 2020, currently Protein Scientist at Qkine, UK
Wenyu Zhang 🇨🇳 MSc Jun 2019 - Sept 2019
Jackie Chen 🇨🇳 Research Assistant Jul 2018 - Jul 2019, now at Jiaquan Patent Agent Changsha branch, China
Charlotte Gunn 🇬🇧 MChem Oct 2018 - May 2019
Rhodri Evans 🇬🇧MChem Oct 2018 - May 2019, now PhD candidate at University of Manchester, UK
Silan Liu 🇨🇳 Visiting student Jan 2018- April 2018, currently PhD candidate at South China Normal University
Zhen Zhang 🇨🇳 Visiting student Jan 2018- Jul 2018, now MSc at Northwest University, China
Ben Jones 🇬🇧MChem Oct 2017- May 2018
Juliette Bignard 🇫🇷Erasmus/Masters student Oct 2017- Jan 2018, now PhD at Sorbonne Université, France
Leanne Lin 🇨🇳MSc visiting student (Jinan Uni, China) Jul 2018 - Jan 2019