Success Stories

The best place for research

Professor Jim Naismith, Director of RCaH, is bound to be biased – but in his opinion, this is the best place for science. ‘The best science is possible because we have the synchrotron. It’s very unusual that we have all four modalities here on the spot: a neutron facility in ISIS, electron bio-imaging in eBIC,…

Free access to cutting-edge facilities

Dr Konstantinos Beis is a Reader at Imperial College London, and Principal Investigator into the structural biology of membrane proteins at RCaH. Two MRC grants and two BBSRC studentships enable him to be on site at RCaH, with his entire research group: two postdocs, PhDs and visiting students. Kostas came to RCaH in the first…

Interaction across disciplines enriches research

Professor Stan Botchway wears two hats at RCaH – in addition to his safety goggles. He drives his own research projects and he is also Facility Manager for the Octopus endstations – Octopus being the imaging facility in the Central Laser Facility within the RCaH. ‘Just being here means that I interact with other groups…

Josie Goodall

Catalysis Hub goes from strength to strength

The Hub is a UK network of universities involved in catalysis research, whose main aim is to bring the UK community together, through conferences, events and collaborative research. And it is based at RCaH. Originally, the Hub consisted of just three or four people. Now, five years later, it has grown to about 30 people….