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April 2024

Aneika attends the IBBI conference in Timmendorfer Strand, Germany. 

Albert Heck celebrates 25 years of his lab in Utrecht. Aneika, as a former post-doc of Albert's group gave an excellent talk alongside experts in the field of proteomics.  

March 2024

Jas has received travel grants from the Biochemical Society and British Phycological Society to attend ASMS in California! Congratulations Jas. 

Aneika attends the Molecular Biophysics Conference in Germany. A great opportunity to showcase our recent cyanobacteria work.

January 2024

Our latest paper on molecular glues is now published in Journal Biological Chemistry. Congratulations Danielle and Jedd 

October 2023

Tom submits his PhD thesis and BSc students Iris, Amisha, Eve, Hassana, and MSci student Helena join the lab.

September 2023

Our latest paper on molecular glues is now on BioRXiv:

A great collaborative effort with the University of Leicester.

June 2023

Danielle's publication on using mass spec to determine how molecular glues work is now online in Chemical Science. Congratulations to all involved. Great collaboration with Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Leicester.

Look here for a more general overview:

May 2023

Tom won 3rd prize for his oral presentation at the biosciences post-graduate symposium. Well done Tom.


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April 2023

New group photo! Thank you to all the BSc students for working in the lab over the last 8 weeks, we hope you enjoyed it!  






March 2023

Congratulations to Kish on passing his PhD viva! 

February 2023

Thrupthi joins the lab as a new research technician. Welcome to the lab!

January 2023


BSc students - Polina, Tegen, Katie, Charlotte and Adam join the lab to work on projects to do with using cyanobacteria to remove of metals from the environment and developing new mass spectrometry techniques.

December 2022

Our review has just been accepted in Essays in Biochemistry! Congratulations to Jas and Jedd.

November 2022

Billie, Danielle and Aneika attended the BioMacromolecular Structure meeting in Leeds, UK. Congratulations to Billie for getting a travel grant to attend. Great to be able to organise training for new mass spectrometrists on Native MS and HDX-MS. Here's a picture of the organisers together with the poster/presentation prize winners.

October 2022

New people join the group. Welcome Hadeeqa, Polina, Tegen, Charlotte, Katie and welcome back Adam! 

September 2022


Congratulations to Kish on receiving the Michael Barber for the best talk at the British Mass Spectrometry conference in Manchester. Well done also to Danielle for presenting her first poster at a National meeting. 

August 2022

Some of the group members presented their work at the International Mass Spectrometry Conference in Maastricht, NL. Congratulations to Jas on receiving the Nico Nibbering student travel award. It was a great conference with lots of inspiring posters and talks!

July 2022

Aneika has been promoted to Associate Professor. A huge thank you to all lab members past and present that have contributed towards this success!  

Billie Gething has won a Summer Studentship Grant from AlgaeUK to work in the lab for 8 weeks. Welcome back to the lab Billie and congratulations on your award. 

June 2022

Parts arrive ready to assemble the hydrogen-deuterium exchange device. Watch out for some HDX-MS hopefully coming soon! 

May 2022

Kish won 1st prize for his talk at the Biosciences Post-graduate symposium. Congratulations Kish, well deserved!


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April 2022

Danielle and Jas are joining the lab for their rotation for their MIBTP PhD mini-projects. Welcome Danielle and welcome back Jas!

March 2022

Kish, Jedd and Aneika attended the Isolated Biomolecules and Biomolecular Interactions conference in Obergurgl, Austria. Congratulations to Kish who won the poster prize and to Jedd for giving an excellent talk.

February 2022

Congratulations to Kish on his first mass spectrometry paper title "FAIMS enhances the detection of PTM crosstalk sites". An excellent collaboration between John Heath, Debbie Cunningham.

January 2022

Excited that our metal-binding paper titled "Probing heavy metal binding to phycobiliproteins" is now published in FEBS J. Congratulations Jedd and Jas!


December 2021

Great to have an in-person group Christmas meal together with the Cooper group.




November 2021

Congratulations to Jas and Jedd on their latest paper titled "Rapid cyanobacteria species identification with high sensitivity using native mass spectrometry" in Analytical Chemistry. Great collaboration with CCAP and the Scottish Association for Marine Science.

Nice to see our work highlighted by the University of Birmingham and getting some great feedback. Have a look here for more information on what we do:

October 2021

5 BSc students have joined the lab for a final year group project on metal binding proteins within algae. Welcome Tasnia, Johanna, Tyronne, Anika and Daniel!



September 2021

Excited to see our work highlighted near the front page in the Analytical Scientist.

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August 2021

Alexandra Webb joins the lab for a summer studentship funded through the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund. Welcome Alex!

Sad to see our undergraduate summer project students, Asti, Adam and Billie leave after an excellent 6 weeks in the lab despite the difficulties the group faced.

July 2021

Our latest paper is now online in Chemical Science and has been highlighted as "pick of the week" by the editors! Congratulations to Jedd and Manjari, and all other authors involved!!divAbstract

Have a look at the press release associated with it:

CONGRATULATIONS to all group members that graduated in 2021! Nik, Sarah, Laura all did excellent in their projects and will be missed.

May 2021

Congratulations to Sarah, Laura, Nik and Arppana for completing their BSc/masters projects. It was great to have you in the lab. Hope you all stay in touch! 

June 2021

Gemma Hutchinson and Derick Gyimah join the lab for their MSc project. Welcome both!

April 2021

We have upgraded our Synapt G2S to have a 32k quad. Excited to be able to get some big protein complexes flying! Thanks Waters for your help.

January 2021

Happy New Year! 


October 2020

Jedd (Post-doc) and Jas (technician) join the lab. Welcome both!

September 2020

Matt (PhD student), Sarah and Nik (MSci students) join the lab. Arppana (Sarah) and Laura start their new projects. Welcome everyone!

August 2020

Our new bioreactors arrive....





July 2020

Back in the lab after a short break for covid....

May 2020

Anna Peters joins the lab for her MSc project. Welcome Anna!

Mar 2020

Monisa Mujawar joins the lab for her MRes project. Welcome Monisa!

Nov 2019


Our paper entitled "Loss of CRMP2 O-GlcNAcylation leads to reduced novel object recognition performance in mice" has been accepted in Open Biology. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Sep 2019


Kishan Adoni joins the lab as a PhD student. Welcome Kish!

Jul 2019


Dr. Leney presents the groups work on microalgae at the "Celebration of MS at Leeds"  conference. 


Jun 2019


                                                The Orbitrap Eclipse arrives....1st in the UK!

Our nature microbiology paper is now online!

May 2019


Lots of interest surrounding our Cell Chem paper! Here are a few links....

May 2019

Rinoz Razick joins the lab for his MSc project. Welcome Rinoz!

Our paper in J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. is now online!

Our Cell Chemistry paper is now online!

Apr 2019

Our BBSRC grant was successful! We will have a new mass spec soon.....

Manjari has secured a BMSS studentship to work on her project on stabilising protein-protein interactions. Congratulations!

Mar 2019

Dr. Leney presents the groups work on Algae protein characterisation in Paris at the Top-down symposium.

Jan 2019

Heather Scott (PhD student) joined the group for a mini-project as part of the MIBTP. Welcome Heather! 

Dec 2018

Manjari Mohata (MSci student) joined the group and is helping out with several projects on protein characterisation by mass spectrometry. 

Oct 2018


Alex Munro-Clark (MSc student) joined the group - Welcome Alex!

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