About Us

Kavli INsD

Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery (Kavli INsD) is where the physical sciences are brought into the cell. This 20th Kavli Foundation institute was inaugurated in April 2021 and is located at the heart of the science area in the Oxford campus. 

With a strong culture of collaboration and curiosity driven research our team of 40 faculty and 400 researchers are  leading discovery into the most basic unit of life, the cell.

The world leading teams from structural biology, biochemistry, pathology, chemistry, physics, physiology and engineering work together to make significant contributions to global health.

Kavli INsD is led by Professor Carol Robinson, who is a highly decorated chemist known for her work in using mass spectrometry to elucidate the 3D structures of proteins.


Kavli Management Committee 

Director: Professor Dame Carol Robinson (Chemistry)
Deputy Director: Professor Achillefs Kapanidis (Physics)

Professor Richard Wade-Martins (DPAG)
Professor Philipp Kukura (Chemistry)
Professor Russell Foster (NDCN)
Professor Matt Higgins (Biochemistry)
Dr Lindsay Baker (Kavli Fellow/Biochemistry) 
Kavli Senior Leadership Council 

Kavli Director: Carol Robinson (Chemistry)
Kavli Deputy Director: Professor Achillefs Kapanidis (Physics)
Heads of Divisions: ex-officio
Professor Gavin Screaton (Medical Sciences) 
Professor Sam Howison (Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences)
Heads of Departments
Professor Ian Shipsey (Physics)
Professor Francis Barr (Biochemistry)
Ex-officio: Professor Matthew Freeman (Dunn School of Pathology)