Claire Marks

Personal photo - Claire Marks

Claire Marks

Doctoral Student at the

Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU


I graduated from Durham University in 2011 with a Class I (Honours) Master of Chemistry degree. Whilst at Durham I was chosen as the recipient of a bursary from GlaxoSmithKline, due to my interest in organic chemistry.

Fourth-year research project: ‘A Theoretical Investigation into the Photofragment Imaging of Protonated Aminophenols’ - involved writing a program in Fortran to follow the trajectory of a hydrogen atom as it dissociates from each of the three isomers of the protonated aminophenol ion, in effect modelling a velocity map imaging experiment.

Current Research

I currently working in the Statistics department, in the Oxford Protein Informatics Group (OPIG), under the supervision of Professor Charlotte Deane. I am working on structure prediction of the complementarity determining regions of antibodies.


While not debugging programs I like to spend my time playing music - I play clarinet, saxophone and piano. I also enjoy reading, art, and baking cakes!