Rosalind Franklin Institute

The Franklin Hub

Our world-leading technology hosted at the Hub is matched by the innovative design of the building itself – unique in its experimental capabilities.

Our Campus

The Franklin is part of the thriving Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, which hosts a range of science and technology companies, from early stages of academic research to real-world application.

The Campus is a growing community with a range of social activities, from Harwell Next Gen networking events to sports teams and interest groups. There is something for everyone on Campus.

Campus location

The Campus is located in the beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside.

However, frequent bus services from the Campus offer easy access to Oxford, and Didcot Parkway Mainline Rail Station is only 5 miles away, with direct services to Central London (Paddington) in less than 45 minutes.

London Heathrow and Southampton airports are less than one hour by road. Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol and Luton airports can all be reached in less than 1.5 hours from the Campus.

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Meet Our PhD Student

Nadisha Gamage

Nadisha Gamage – PhD Student

Thesis title: Structural investigation of chromatin reprogramming and organisation in development

Nadisha graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc. in Medical Biochemistry. Thereafter, she worked as a research technician for the Membrane Protein Laboratory at Diamond Light Source Ltd. During her time at Diamond, she got the opportunity to provide support to researchers studying membrane proteins. She was mainly involved in designing small scale high throughput optimisation screens for membrane protein purification and helping researchers with different types of scientific equipment and robotics.

Here is what Nadisha had to say about the PhD programme: “The science, the location and the opportunities at the Franklin are all fantastic, but what’s been noticeable is how supportive everyone has been. There are a lot of really smart, eminent people at the Franklin, but as PhD students we always feel like we can ask questions and seek advice.”