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Rosalind Franklin Molecular Biology Laboratory

Academic Head of Laboratory: Dr Renos Savva

Laboratory Manager: Dr Claire Bagnéris

The Rosalind Franklin Laboratory is located in the ground floor of the Malet Street extension building. It was built in 1996 and opened by Professor Sir Aaron Klug on June 26 1997.

The laboratory is named after Rosalind Franklin, who worked as a Research Fellow at Birkbeck during the 1950s. Her research was fundamental to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal and graphite.

There are seven research groups currently working in the laboratory with a wide range of interests, including:

  • viral protein-nucleic acid interactions
  • DNA repair
  • cytoskeletal proteins
  • membrane proteins
  • molecular mechanisms of disease
  • cell signalling

Find out more about equipment in the laboratory.