- 26 years old
- 3rd year PhD student
I have a Masters in Medicinal & Biological Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh. During my undergraduate studies, I had the opportunity to work in a large biopharmaceutical company. During that time, I realised that one of the main challenges in the pharmaceutical industry is the high economic and environmental costs of producing the drugs we need in our lives.
Hence, I have started a PhD investigating how we can use biology to solve this problem. More specifically, I am studying how we can engineer enzymes - biological machines which make very complex compounds in living organisms – to make industrially-relevant compounds as a cheaper and greener alternative to current processes.
Outside the lab, you can find me horse riding or drinking coffee (although I would rarely do both at the same time).
What Can I Talk to You About?
- Protein and enzyme - what are they, what's their role in biological systems
- Molecular Biology - biological phenomena at the DNA molecular level
- Biotechnology- use of biology in industrial application
- Appreciation for the molecular mechanisms in living systems
- Biochemistry- chemistry of the biological processes
- Science in collaboration - what do you do if your experiment needs something big?
I Can Help You with the Following "Experiences and Outcomes":
- Planet Earth: Biodiversity and interdependence
- Planet Earth: Energy sources and sustainability
- Biological Systems: Body systems and cells
- Materials: Chemical changes
- Topical Science