I have a master’s in applied chemistry from DTU, Denmark, where I worked with biochemistry as well as organic and analytical chemistry. My master thesis project was about the enzyme BeKdgF, which takes part in the degradation of the polysaccharide alginate from brown seaweed. I primarily used NMR spectroscopy to characterize the structure and function of BeKdgF. In my PhD I will continue working with alginate modifying enzymes, where the aim is to characterise the catalytic mechanism of alginate lyases and epimerases, which remains largely unclear.