Mancini Lab

Lab news

February 2018

Welcome to Sarah (Sho Ling) that joins the lab as a MSc student. Sarah is going to join forces with Leanne and Alessandro to work on a new leukaemia drug discovery programme

Feburary 2018

We are very proud to present you our own Dr Muzaffar Ali, DPHIL from Cambridge University TODAY!

January 2018

Bake for LIfe: Sussex Life Sciences Public engagement showcase

The Mancini Lab NUCLEAR CAKE!

nuclear cake

January 2018


Wellcome Trust ISSF grant awarded in collaboration with Prof Michelle West to obtain pilot data on a EBV drug discovery project

October 2017

Saskia Edwards and Andres Hueso join the lab as UG thid year research project students. Welcome!!

October 2017

Erika writes an article on The Times Higher Education about Nobel Prizes and Female Scientists.

"A female Nobel winner: the enduring inspiration of that rarest of scientists"


September 2017

Welcome to our new PhD students Tatiana Bruxelles and Alessandro Agnarelli!
new PhD students
Tatiana, who is a Sussex/Diamond Light Source funded PhD student, will be working on chromatin remodelling ATPases. Alessandro, who is a Sussex PhD student, will be working in collaboration with the Brighton and Hove Medical School on Multiple Myeloma.

September 2017

2017 Sussex Life Science Reserch Symposium @SussexLifeSci . Erika presenting the work on T-all Drug Discovery alongside Nobel prize Laureates Christiane Nusslein-Volhard and Venki pressure there!

July 2017

One proud supervisor. Our own Gemma graduates with a First in Biomedica! Studies!
Graduation GEMMA

July 2017

Science-filled day at the Sussex Biochemistry Retreat @Stammer House. Mancini Lab wins the best smiles team award.

May 2017

We hosted the first TEM Sussex symposium:

TEM Sussex Symposium: From micromachines to cellular networks

April 2017

PhD student Sofia Piepoli visiting us from Sabanci University again. Two weeks of protein purification and crystallography, plus a lovely birthday celebration!
SOFIA birthday

January 2017

Antonio defended his thesis today. Well done Dr Biasutto! The end of an era...

March 2017

KKLF project grant awarded to Erika! Additional funding from the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund, allowing the T-ALL drug discovery project to continue

January 2017

Wellcome Trust ISSF grant awarded to Muzaffar and Erika to obtain pilot data on a chromatin remodelling drug discovery project

December 2016

Lab Christmas and Aaron's leaving party...

December 2016

Royal Society of Chemistry Protein-Protein Interactions 2016 conference in London. Leanne Harris presenting her work on our T-ALL drug discovery project. Well done Leanne on an excellent delivery!
PPI Conference Leanne

November 2016

Lab Bowling Night out!
Lab Bowling

August  2016

Lab Summer BBQ Party!!!
SUMMER Party 2016

July 2016

Work experience week! Two students from Brighton College will be with us in the lab for a week, getting a feel for some hands on lab work

June 2016

Thanadol Sutantiwanichkul, joins the lab as a summer JRA from Mahidol University, Thailand. Thanadol will be with us for 8 weeks before returning to his studies. 


March  2016

Visit to the Biomolecular NMR facility at University of Birmingham. Starting a new collaboration!
NMR Birmingham Trip

January 2016

Daryl Ronato and Stephanie Board join the lab as MSc students. Welcome!!

January 2016

Wellcome Trust ISSF grant awarded to Leanne and Erika to start an exciting NMR-based drug discovery project!

December 2015

Lab Christmas Party

Xmas party

December  2015

Dr Rajesh Ponusammy joins us from Portugal under joint supervision with Michelle West. He takes up a Bloodwise funded postdoctoral research position.

November 2015

Jake's first visit to DIAMOND


September  2015

Our new TEM arrives in box from Japan. At last!


September  2015

Lena hard at work on a visit to the DIAMOND LIGHT SOURCE.

Lena at the synchrotron

September  2015

Roberto De Pool and Joe Chima join the lab as Third Year Project Students. Welcome!


August  2015

Dr Muzaffar Ali joins the lab from Colorado University as a Marie Curie Fellow.

July 2015

Our Erasmus summer student Lena joins us from Germany. She will be working with Leanne!

Lena working with Leanne

June 2015

The first Royal Society Newton International Exchange meeting in Istanbul. Our turkish collaborators from Sabanci University took fantastic care of us!

Church in Istanbul


May 2015

 Dr Leanne Harris joins the lab from Birmingham University. She takes up a Kay Kendall Leukamia Foundation postdoctoral position.

January 2015

The Mancini Lab moved to Sussex University. Dr Aaron Alt and Mr Jacob Evans join the lab.