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About the lab

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.

The laboratory was opened on 26 June 1997 by Professor Sir Aaron Klug, who was a member of Rosalind Franklin's research group at Birkbeck. 

Researchers in our lab work across a wide range of interests, including: 

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

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Contact us 

Dr Renos Savva (Academic Head of Laboratory) and Dr Claire Bagnéris (Laboratory Manager).