Andrew Goryachev

Principal Investigator


Marcin Leda

Senior Research Associate

Marcin graduated from Wroclaw Technical University in Poland with an MSc in Biophysical Chemistry. He obtained a PhD from the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Physical Chemistry in Warsaw. Marcin brings a wealth of expertise in nonlinear dynamics and modeling reaction-diffusion systems.

Hamish Todd


Hamish studied mathematics at the University of York and then did M.Sc in computer science with focus on computational biology at the University of Warwick. His project is on the interface of biology, computer science and mathematics and involves 3D reconstruction of large protein complexes.

Ivan Maryshev

Darwin Trust PhD Student

Ivan graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology where he first studied physics and then got introduced to the biology of microorganisms. He is working on developing novel approaches to modeling cellular cytoskeleton during cell division.

Ivan Kulik

Honors project student

Ivan is working on the project on the interaction of small GTPases and their GEFs. Before coming to Edinburgh, Ivan studied in Minsk, Belarus.

Sanju Ashraf

PhD Student

Sanju is a student in the group of Ken Sawin working on stability of the polarity landmark in fission yeast, a collaborative project with our group. Sanju completed a degree in Biotechnology in Mumbai, India and also an M.Sc in Imaging and Microscopy from the University College Dublin, Ireland.




Delyan Mutavchiev

Wellcome Trust PhD Student 2013 - 2017

Delyan was in the Ken Sawin’s group and worked on the effects of stress on cell polarity in S. pombe, a collaborative project with us. Currently, he is a postdoc at the UCL.

Andrzej Sliwa-Gonzalez

Honors Project Student 2010 - 2011

Andrzej is currently a PhD student in the lab of  Yves Barral, Institute of Biochemistry, ETH Zurich

Vladimir Kiselev

Darwin Trust PhD Student 2008 - 2011

Currently Vladimir is in the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institue, Cambridge, UK.

Natasha Savage

Postdoctoral Fellow 2009 - 2010

Currently at the Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool

Alexandra Pokhilko

Postdoctoral Fellow 2004 - 2007

Sasha is currently at the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow