Professional Services staff
Discover more about key MIB Professional Services staff.
Office of the Director
Lesley-Ann Miller - Operations Manager
Lesley-Ann supports the Director in the development and implementation of the Institute’s strategy, planning and governance, and in the day-to-day management of the Institute. Overseeing the Institute Operations team, she has managerial responsibility for general Institute operations and the provision of advice and support on planning, budgeting and governance matters to the Director and Institute academics.
Alison Smigova - Technical Operations Manager
Alison has a key role in the MIB with managerial responsibility for all technical operations including staff, facilities and environment to enable the delivery of high-quality technical support, aligned to the strategic objectives of the Institute.
Research and planning
Joanne Flannelly - Business Development Manager
Jo works to establish, develop and facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between academia and industry across a broad range of disciplines, services and facilities at MIB and the Centre of Excellence in Biopharmaceuticals (COEBP).
Kirk Malone - Director of Commercialisation
Kirk is responsible for developing the MIB’s translational activities, and expanding commercial interactions with industry, to fully exploit and deliver research impact.
Ekatarina Tarasova - Research Support Manager
Katya is responsible for the development and delivery of an integrated and effective Research Services in the MIB, maximizing our ability to attract researchers and research income in line with the Institute’s strategic aims, undertake high quality research, and exploit research outcomes. Working closely with the Director and academic staff, Katya provides support on the development of consortium bids, research strategies and promotion of research activities.
Health and safety
Tanya Aspinall - Safety and Risk Manager
Tanya is responsible of all aspects of health, safety and risk management in the Institute.
Technical and research facilities
- Dr Andrew Currin - Next generation sequencing / microfluidics
- Dr Colin Levy - Protein structure
- Dr Derren Heyes - Biophysics
- Dr Linus Johannissen - Computational chemistry
- Dr Mark Dunstan - Robotics, automation and high-throughput screening
- Dr Matthew Cliff - NMR
- Dr Muralidharan Shanmugam - EPR
- Dr Sam Hardman - Biophysics
- Reynard Spiess - Mass spectrometry
- Rehana Sung - Analytical
- Helen Toogood - Analytical