Steven Kelly

Prof Steven Kelly

Facility Director

Interim Director of the EPSRC UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility, since October 2016.

Professor Steven Kelly was born in Cardiff and studied in the newly founded Genetics Department in Swansea until 1983 undertaking his BSc and a PhD involving yeast genetics. He learned yeast genetic engineering with Paul Nurse and gained a Lectureship in Sheffield University Krebs Institute, moving to a Chair at Aberystwyth in 1997 where he was lead for molecular biology and Director of the Wolfson Laboratory of Cytochrome P450 Biodiversity. In 2004 he moved to Swansea University to act as Chair of Research during the period of early establishment of the Swansea University Medical School and the building of the Institute of Life Science and led the Biomedical Sciences submission in RAE 2008 to a 2.65 score.

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Christopher

Dr Christopher M. Williams

Facility Manager

Graduated in 1998 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Wales Swansea. In 2003 completed a Ph.D. from the University of Wales Swansea, in the Mass Spectrometry Research Unit, under the supervision of Professor Gareth Brenton. Spent 12 months working on a CEFIC funded project in the Biomolecular Analysis Mass Spectrometry Facility as a PDRA before joining the EPSRC NMSSC in October 2005 as an Experimental Officer. Became a Research Officer in 2007, Acting Service Manager in 2011, and Service/Facility Manager in 2012.

Mark

Dr Mark F. Wyatt

Research Officer

Graduated in 1997 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry with Industrial Chemistry from the University of Liverpool, which included a year spent at the Chemical Services laboratory at BNFL Springfields site. Twelve months were then spent in Analytical Services at Eli Lilly in Speke. Completed Ph.D. in 2002, entitled “Analysis of Acrylic Polymers by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry“ from the IRC in Polymer Science and Technology at the University of Durham. The project was supervised by Prof. Randal Richards, in collaboration with Dr Tony Jackson at ICI Technology. Joined the NMSSC in 2002 as a Research Officer to develop the MALDI-TOF service.

Ann

Dr Ann P. Hunter

Experimental Officer

Graduated from University of Wales, Swansea with BSc (HONS) in Chemistry and Analytical Science in 1990; PhD in “Mass spectrometric, chromatographic and electrophoretic methods for the characterization of biomolecules“ with Prof. D.E.Games, Mass Spectrometry Research Unit, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Wales, Swansea 1990-1994. PDRA in Mass Spectrometry Facility in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle USA 1994 ‐ 1996. PDRA in Oxford Glycobiology Institute, University of Oxford 1996 ‐ 1998. Joined the EPSRC NMSSC as a PDRA in May 1998. Became a part-time Experimental Officer in May 2002 (Monday-Thursday).

Gareth

Mr Gareth Llewellyn

Experimental Officer

Graduated from Southampton University in 1978 with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry. Began working at Swansea University in 1979 as a technician in the NMR section. Research technician in organic chemistry from 1990 to 2000 working on reaction kinetics and carbohydrate chemistry. Graduated in 1991 with M.Phil. from Swansea University on the chiral integrity of synthetic peptides. Ran the Chemistry Department Mass Spectrometry service in 1996-1997. Joined the NMSSC in 1998 as a technician and became Experimental Officer in 2002. Currently working part time (Tuesday and Wednesday).

Rhodri

Mr Rhodri N. Owen

Experimental Officer

Graduated from University of Wales Swansea with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemical Analytical & Forensic Science in 2006 and joined the NMSF in December 2014 as a Mass Spectrometry Analyst & Customer Liaison Assistant. Became Experimental Officer in 2017.

He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), holds RSci registration and is the RSC Early Career Network Regional Representative for Wales. He previously spent time working in local government finance, and since 2012 has been running Cilgwenyn Bee Farm a micro-enterprise.

Jessica Bexon

Miss Jessica M. K. Bexon

Experimental Officer

Graduated in 2011 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Forensic and Analytical Science from Sheffield Hallam University, which included a year spent at GlaxoSmithKline at the research and development site in Ware. Joined the NMSF as a Technician Analyst, 2012-2014. Worked for Innoture Ltd as a research and development project technician, 2014-2016, specialising in the development and manufacture of microneedles with research into how they enhance transdermal drug delivery. Re-joined the NMSF in October 2016 as an Experimental Officer.

Maria

Ms Maria C. G. Moruzzi

Office Administrator

Joined at the end of 2007 as a Secretarial Assistant, became temporary Office Administrator in 2016, and Office Administrator in 2017. Currently working part time (Monday to Thursday).

Helen

Miss Helen Benham

Mass Spectrometry Analyst

Graduated in 2012 with a B.Sc(Hons) in Chemistry from Cardiff University, which included a year in industry spent at Reckitt Benckiser as an analytical chemist. Joined the NMSF in August 2016 as a Mass Spectrometry Trainee, became Mass Spectrometry Analyst in 2017.