Federico Pelisch – Principal Investigator
Laura Bel Borja – Post-Doctoral Research Assistant
Laura is focusing on understanding how PP2A, and its different sub complexes, regulates meiosis I in C. elegans oocytes.
Flavie Soubigou – Research Technician
Flavie is currently focusing on identifying new regulators of chromosome segregation during meiosis I.
Sam Taylor – PhD Student (MRC)
Sam is trying to understand how the cross-talk between sumoylation and phosphorylation regulates chromosome dynamics during meiosis. He is using a combination of biochemical and cell biology approaches.
Edward Kaye – PhD Student, rotation (Wellcome Trust)
Edward joined our lab for the 6-week rotation mini project. He will be focusing on BUB-1 meiotic functions, using biochemical approaches.
Cameron Naylor – PhD Student, rotation (MRC)
Cameron joined our lab for a 3-month rotation project. Cameron will be focusing on the Aurora B-PP2A/B56 axis and its function during meiosis.
Marketa Novotna – Wellcome Trust PhD Student
Marketa did her third rotation and she optimised expression of recombinant proteins.
Sam Taylor – MRC DTP Rotation PhD Student
Sam focused on identifying and characterising specific phosphorylation events & their role during oocyte meiosis.
Conchita Fraguas Bringas – Honours Student
Conchita will focus her project on understanding how sumoylation and phosphorylation hold together protein complexes involved in Meiosis I.
Andrea Princz – EMBO short-term Fellow (Tavernarakis Lab)
Andrea spent two months in the lab working on SUMO modification of proteins involved in ageing and stress in C. elegans.
Carmen Espejo Serrano – Wellcome Trust PhD Student (Rotation)
Carmen spent three months in the lab working on the mechanisms of action of the SUMO E3 ligase GEI-17.
Conchita Fraguas Bringas – Summer Student (funded by Medical Research Scotland)
Conchita characterised the localisation of SUMO proteases during meiosis and mitosis in C. elegans.